Clippers, Warriors play finale of home-and-home set
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers wrap up
a home-and-home set tonight, as the clubs meet at the Staples Center.
Golden State made a blockbuster trade earlier Wednesday. The Warriors acquired
Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell from the
Indiana Pacers for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.
Harrington and Jackson, who were the second and third leading scorers for the
Pacers this season, are the keys to the deal for the Warriors. Harrington, who
can play all three frontcourt positions, averaged 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds
in 36 games for Indiana, while Jackson, a guard/forward, tallied 14.1 points
in 37 games.
On Monday, two-time All-Star Baron Davis finished with 19 points and 13
assists as Golden State defeated the Clippers, 108-93, at ORACLE Arena.
Monta Ellis scored 24 points in the win for the Warriors, who snapped a three-
game losing streak. Dunleavy had 18 points and a season-high 13 rebounds
off the bench in his last game with Golden State, while Matt Barnes netted 17.
Elton Brand posted 19 points and 13 rebounds in the loss for the Clippers,
who have dropped two in a row. Corey Maggette, who is the subject of trade
rumors, ended with 18 points and 11 boards off the bench, while Quinton Ross
scored 16 and veteran Sam Cassell netted with 15.
On the injury front for Golden State, center Adonal Foyle (sprained right
ankle) and forward Mickael Pietrus (sprained left ankle) are questionable for
Guard Shaun Livingston (sprained right ankle) and forward Tim Thomas (ear
infection) are questionable for the Clippers.
The Clippers are 12-7 as the host this season, while Golden State is 4-13 on
This is the second of four meetings of the campaign between the squads.
Golden State has lost six of nine and eight of its last 12 at the Clippers.
The Warriors have won two in a row in this series.