While Kevin Durant would go on to net the 20,000th point of his career, Williams dropped 50 on Golden State-including 27 alone in the third quarter. "I got the first video of the second-youngest player to score 20,000 points".
Blake Griffin had 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his return to the Clippers after missing two games with a concussion, and Montrezl Harrell scored a season-best 25 - including 16 in the second quarter when Los Angeles put up 43 points. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 12-point home favorites to knock off the Clippers, who opened as a 16.5-point underdog.
Durant became the 44th player in league history to score 20,000 career points, reaching the achievement with a pull-up jump shot late in the second quarter. We are talking about a team that has won the Western Conference for three-straight years, and is ranked within the top five in various statistical categories, including points, offensive rating, and defensive rating.
While having a discussion with "The Athletic", Durant showcased his excitement for having his name in the 30,000 point club in future. I'm enjoying it. I'm still in my 20s, and I'm about to hit the golden year - 30 (laughs). But I know how exhausting it is mentally to be up every single day for a game, especially when you're trying to be great at every part of the game. I don't think we've seen the type of footwork he has. "I just try to remember the special times that brought me to this place, and it's going to give me more motivation to keep pushing".
"I guess you can look at that at my age, my longevity, and say it's a sign that I'm still playing at a high level", he said. "When Prince got the ball, he was shooting over Lou and I was dying over there". James scored 26 points in this loss, while Isaiah Thomas missed his first 11 shots.
On the television broadcast, Warriors analyst Jim Barnett said the Clippers are "like an expansion team".
That was important after Jordan limped off the court with an ankle injury after scoring on a dunk with 5:15 left in the first half.
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