Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson instructs his team against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors fire coach Mark Jackson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have fired Mark Jackson, ending the franchise’s most successful coaching tenure in the past two decades but also one filled with drama and distractions. General manager Bob […]

05/06/2014

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, left, goes up for a shot as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green defends during the first half in Game 7 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers hold off Warriors 126-121 to win Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 22 points and 14 assists, and theLos Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their thrilling first-round playoff series. […]

05/03/2014

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) shoots against Golden State Warriors power forward Marreese Speights (5) during the first half of Game 6 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors outlast Clippers 100-99, force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a first-round series filled with drama on the court and off it, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers will put the focus back on basketball in the biggest […]

05/02/2014

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Jordan, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors, 113-103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday […]

04/29/2014

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) defends during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night […]

04/24/2014

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Stephen Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For all the problems he had facing the Clippers’ smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it. So, too, […]

04/22/2014

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, top, goes over Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake for a loose ball during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even […]

04/21/2014

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, puts up a shot as Golden State Warriors forward Marreese Speights defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday […]

04/19/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, left, fights with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, as Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Darren Collison (2) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif.  The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the overall bitterness between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors should make for one of the most entertaining series in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Whether the up-and-down style both teams play can carry either to a championship this year or in the future remains a topic of debate. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. There’s a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals. The alley-oops in Lob […]

04/18/2014

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a shot next to Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) and Andrew Bogut, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo)

Warriors dominate inside, rout Clippers 111-92

  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night. Stephen Curry scored 22 points and handed out […]

01/30/2014

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Warriors, Clippers growing into testy matchup

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The debate about whether the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are growing into unlikely California rivals might just be a matter of vocabulary. Call it what you want. On the court, […]

01/30/2014

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, walks forward Blake Griffin, left, off the court after he was ejected for his second technical foul against the Golden State Warriors during the second half in a NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

NBA: Blake Griffin shouldn’t have been ejected

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night. Griffin was […]

12/26/2013

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