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Back and forth in L.A.

Can the Clips put an end to the Warriors' nine-game run? Two elite West contenders battle at Staples.

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Spurs cruise past Heat (1:14)

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5hBill Simmons

B.S. Report: State of the Cavs

Brian Windhorst joins Bill Simmons to discuss how Kevin Love fits on the Cavaliers, LeBron James and David Blatt's relationship and Cleveland's odds going into the playoffs.

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3hChris Forsberg

Embrace the Celtics' playoff push

Unlike many other rebuilding situations, there's not much to be gained at this point by Boston missing the playoffs.

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Supersized Westbrook (1:03)

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6hNick Friedell

Rose participates in 5-on-5 scrimmage

While Bulls players and coaches remain optimistic about Derrick Rose's progress, Thibodeau remains non-committal regarding a return date.

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Ranking NBA Coaches (7:03)

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End of 3Q: Clippers 88, Warriors 82

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry sparked the Warriors to start the third quarter and pulled Golden State level before the Clippers regained footing to maintain their lead heading into the final frame. Blake Griffin leads all scorers with 34 points on 15-for-21 shooting. He's 12-for-13 in the paint through three and 3-for-8 outside the paint.

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Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

Steph vs CP is the new best NBA rivalry of dudes that actually guard each other. The best non-playoffs Clips crowd i can remember.

Blake boost on the block

Blake Griffin has 32 points on 14-for-20 shooting to go along with 9 boards, five assists and two blocks. Griffin is 11-for-12 in the paint for 22 points. The rest of the Clippers are 7-for-20 in the paint for 14 points. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Doc was hoping he could get away with light minutes for starters tonight with game at POR tomorrow. No such luck

Third quarter 'Golden' for Warriors

The Warriors have outscored opponents by 131 points in the 3rd quarter in their previous 13 games (avg of 10.1 pts). Golden State, which trails 82-78 with 1:37 left in the third, has outscored the Clippers 32-29 to start the second half.

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Thompson, Curry carrying Warriors

Thompson and Curry have scored the last 19 points for the Warriors to tie the game. Thompson is 5-for-5 in the 3rd quarter (13 pts) and Curry is 3-for-4 (6 pts).

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Thompson catches fire to start 2nd half

After going 1-for-8 with 3 points in the first half, Klay Thompson is 4-for-4 and has 10 points to start the 3rd quarter for the Warriors.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Blazers have to be thrilled that the Warriors have made a game of this with the Clippers on the front end of a back-to-back.

Golden St. Warriors @warriors

Warriors finish the first half with 14 helpers on 16 field goals, assisting on 87.5% of their baskets. 2nd half coming up soon

Halftime: Clippers 53, Warriors 46

This game might mean more to the Clippers, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the first quarter, but Golden State isn't exactly surrendering. The Clippers led by as many as 17 before Stephen Curry (14 points, 3 assists) got hot. Follow live

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Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Halftime: LAC 53 - GSW 46. Blake Griffin leading the way with 18 points, six rebounds. Clippers holding the Warriors to 37.2% shooting

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Looked like Steve Kerr was calling to foul DeAndre Jordan, but Festus Ezeli did not move to commit it before Doc called timeout.