Five takeaways from the Clippers' 115-98 loss to the #Warriors


The Scissors dropped their seventh back to back diversion to the Warriors (19-3) on Wednesday night, falling 115-98 at Staples Center. The Scissors have now lost five of seven recreations and neglected to achieve 100 focuses for the 6th time this season.

The following are five takeaways from the diversion.

1. Early and frequently

The Scissors truly hurt themselves with turnovers, particularly toward the begin of the diversion and the begin of the second from last quarter.

They conferred nine first-quarter turnovers, five by Blake Griffin alone, and fell behind by 18 focuses by the begin of the second. Griffin completed with seven turnovers and the Scissors, in the long run settling down, wound up with a humble 14. The Warriors indented just 11 turnovers in the challenge.

The Scissors' turnovers made it hard for them to back off the Warriors, both in pace and scoring. The Warriors completed with 27 quick break focuses while the Scissors gathered just 11. The Scissors trailed by only 13 at halftime, however a whirlwind of turnovers toward the begin of the second from last quarter helped the Warriors mount a 16-5 run that viably put the amusement distant.

"You know it's clever," Scissors Mentor Doc Waterways said of how the turnovers influenced the diversion. "I think the initial five or six belonging neither one of the teams scored. Our guard was great. Generally speaking, I think our guard was really great when we were playing without turnovers. It was baffling."

Doc Streams talks about Scissors' misfortune to Warriors

Scissors Mentor Doc Streams discusses the 115-98 misfortune to Brilliant State on Wednesday night.

2. Scoring without shooting (admirably)

The Warriors shot a unique 23.3% from three-point go — making only seven of 30 endeavors — yet at the same time figured out how to score 115 focuses.

Stephen Curry missed every one of the eight of his three-point endeavors, Kevin Durant made one of five, and the Warriors' seat consolidated to shoot zero for six from past the circular segment.

Warriors Mentor Steve Kerr said his group "truly didn't get much going unpalatably" yet took care of the ball well. The Warriors additionally helped on 32 of their 42 made shots, turning into the principal group to complete with more than 30 helps against the Scissors this season. They additionally scored 58 focuses in the paint, which was 20 more than the Scissors.

"I'm trusting it was their guard," Waterways said of how the Warriors beat his group while fizzling from profound. "Simply our turnovers. ... We set the tone early, turned the ball over."

3. Not his night

Griffin's season-high seven turnovers were not by any means the only flaws on his execution.

The Scissors' star control forward tied a season-low with 12 focuses and made only five of his 20 shot endeavors. He additionally was in charge of guarding Warriors forward Draymond Green for a significant part of the amusement, and Green completed with 22 focuses and hit three of his five three-point endeavors.

"I turned the ball over, I place myself in those positions," Griffin said. "I missed some simple shots, I constrained some awful shots. Not to detract from anything they did. They played strong."

Blake Griffin examines Scissors' misfortune to Warriors

Scissors forward Blake Griffin discusses the 115-98 misfortune to Brilliant State.

4. Seat squeezing

Point protect Raymond Felton did not play in the amusement, but rather the Scissors' seat lifted the group for the duration of the night.

The Scissors' five starters consolidated for only 41 focuses — Green and Klay Thompson, by correlation, joined for 46 — and the hostile slack was gotten by the second unit. Jamal Crawford completed with a group high 21 (13 of which came in the second quarter), Marreese Speights had 15, and Austin Waterways netted 14. Doc Waterways additionally about-faced to Wesley Johnson as the seat gathering's energy forward, and Johnson played 15 minutes, indenting seven focuses.

"Express gratitude toward God for that second gathering," Doc Streams said. "Two or three circumstances, they sort of kept us in the amusement. Other than that, it wasn't quite a bit of an amusement."

Felton is relied upon to miss two or three amusements taking after the passing of his grandma. Forward Alan Anderson played 13 minutes in Felton's nonappearance and did not score.

Chris Paul talks about Scissors' misfortune to Warriors

Scissors point monitor Chris Paul discusses the 115-98 misfortune to Brilliant State.

5. Missing soul

Chris Paul, Doc Streams and Griffin all concurred: The Scissors were inadequate with regards to "soul" on Wednesday night.

So what does that mean precisely?

"I think versatility," Griffin said. "I think simply knowing will make the run and after that turning appropriate back at them and not being down on a 7-0 run or whatever it is, and bobbing back and battling."
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