Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, center, and forward Glen Davis defend 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)
Mark J. Terrill, ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP
Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener
- Article by: BETH HARRIS
- Associated Press
- April 19, 2014 - 6:13 PM
LOS ANGELES — 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 in their playoff opener.
Stephen Curry added 14 points for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the third when Griffin and Paul were on the bench together.
Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, and J.J. Redick added 22 points in 30 minutes. Griffin finished with 16 points, fouling out with 48 seconds left and the game tied at 105. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
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