First difficult game in pre-season

The clippers were not all in for this first game of pre-season, and were defeated 75-120 by the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson (30 points) and Kevin Durant (21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 passes) were on fire against the Clippers (32.5% against 51.7%, 0/7 in 20 min for Jamal Crawford, 0/8, and 0/4 to 3 points for Austin Rivers, 4 points for DeAndre Jordan). Only Alan Anderson and Marreese Speights passed the bar of 10 points, with 14 for Speights.

 

 

In these conditions, the beginning of the game, with a 25-7 in 8 minutes, The Clippers had a few points before the end of the first quarter time but the gap was already there: 35-19 for the warriors. The second quarter was even worse, with a scathing 36-14 which already gives 38 points in advance for the premises to the pause 71-33.

The 17 players of the Clippers spin, but nothing is done. The Warriors add a 31-18 in the third quarter-time and begin the last on the score of 102-51. Anecdotal, players of Doc Rivers pocketing the last quarter 18-24 and will soon forget this first game missed. Luc Mbah a Moute was in the 5 of departure, with 2 points in counter on launch franc for 11 min of game.

Next home game this night face to the Toronto Raptors.


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