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Wiggins scores a season-best 31 points, while the Warriors beat the Clippers

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 31 points, hitting 3 straight shots during a key stretch midway through the third quarter. The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-107 on Wednesday. night.

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Wiggins hit 12-for-18 and matched his biggest 3-pointers of the season with six for his third straight 20-point performance.

Stephen Curry added 22 points, nine assists and six rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 18 points. He hit his first three shots, two three-pointers and four of his first five shots on his way to 15 points in the first quarter. After a one-handed knockdown in the transition late in the first stage, he raised his arms to lead the crowd to run back to defend.

After a slow start to the season shooting, Thompson was coming off a season-best 41-point game in Houston on Sunday in which he hit 10 3s.

Marcus Morris Sr. scored 19 points to lead the Clippers and Terrence Mann added 17. Amir Coffey made his first three field goals, but Los Angeles went just 5-for-13 from long range in the first half to fall behind 66-47 at halftime. Where the Warriors shot, 56.5%.

John Wall was limited to nine points on 2-for-8 shooting and lost all of his three attempts.

Kawhi Leonard sat with a sprained right ankle after a fall fell on him Monday while trying to block a shot in the fourth quarter of Monday’s home win against the Jazz.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants to use Draymond Green more regularly with the second unit when possible to give the reserves a reliable player and leader on the ground given their recent struggles.

Early in the fourth, Green drove the length of the ground and was hit and then swooped in to Anthony Lamb on a layup that made it 103-82 with 10:41 to play. Green finished with 12 assists, nine points, and seven rebounds.

Golden State has its fifth game in the last six games with 30 or more assists and leads the league. The Warriors only committed five first-half turnovers and 13 total as Kerr stressed attention to the ball.

The Warriors won their seventh straight home game and improved to 8-1 at Chase Center overall.

Tip-ins

Clippers: Coach Tyronn Lue isn’t sure when Leonard will return. “He woke up with some soreness in his ankle. We watched the play, it was a little more than we thought,” he told me. “But he’s fine, he’s feeling better, he’s getting better. So we don’t know a schedule right now.” … Los Angeles finished 11-for-28 in 3 seconds. … The Clippers lost four in a row on the Warriors’ home ground.

Warriors: Jordan Paul missed all of his 3-point attempts on a rare night. … John Wall’s shot was parried by Jonathan Cuminga into the stands in the third. … Warriors 5-1 at home against the Western Conference. … Golden State hasn’t lost at home to the Clippers since a 108-101 rout on January 6, 2021. … On this date in 2016, the Warriors tallied a record 47 assists against the Lakers.

next one

Clippers: Hosted the Nuggets on Friday after dropping their last two to Denver.

Warriors: Host the Jazz on Friday with a four-game winning streak at home versus Utah.

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