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The LA Clippers played the first of two games against the Golden State Warriors with a 108-101 win on Wednesday at the Chase Center

After a narrow home defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, the Clippers starting unit shone to return to the Victory Column and go 6-3 in the young season Paul George returned after missing the Spurs game , and Kawhi Leonard played both halves of the back-to-back set for the first time since 2017

Ty Lue maintained his regular starting line-up of Leonard-Nicolas Batum-Serge Ibaka-George-Patrick Beverley this season, even with the return of Marcus Morris Sr. for his season debut, Morris reportedly asked to get off the bench that night to keep the start five flowing

The Clippers got off to a solid start, leading most of the 1 Quarter and finished 21-15 ahead Nicolas Batum got off to a hot start with seven points and four rebounds. Morris stepped into the game and quickly buried his first two shots of the night, a good sign for a player who had missed eight games plus preseason with a sore knee

The 2nd Quarter was far more confusing for LA, however, as none of the teams really hit a rhythm.While LA expanded its lead to almost double-digit numbers, the teams were in the lead with the Clippers at halftime 52-51 Serge Ibaka led LA with nine points in half, while Eric Paschall got all players on their toes with 15 to two quarters

The Warriors went eight minutes ahead in 3 Quarter lead by one point, but LA came right back when George Leonard fielded in an alley he had converted before taking the free throw for the 3-point game to make it 62-60

The 3rd Quarter wasn’t quite fluid just yet, but both teams had a bit of a groove and in the final minutes both teams started trading baskets, by which point the Clippers had returned to a double-digit lead so they contented themselves with continuing to fire and one Preventing Rally of Warriors They were halfway through, finishing three quarters by 83-77

The rally was in the 4th full, and the Warriors took the lead in the opening minutes Andrew Wiggins had a good shooting night for Golden State with 19 points and a 667 percent shooting percentage
With the teams at 91 LA made a major defensive stop, Ibaka blocking Paschall before Leonard hit a tough swimmer in the paint to re-set the Clippers Stephen Curry, largely kept in check, hit a lay-up to tying it before Draymond Green pulled Leonard hard on the next game and Green caught an obvious foul. Leonard buried the free throws to put the Clippers back in the lead

As the game ended, Ibaka kept showing his ability to move the ball on offense, and Beverley and Batum hit consecutive 3-point points to keep the lead as the minutes ran out to George and Leonard went up and down at 21 points apiece, Ibaka led with 14 rebounds and Leonard led with four assists during the night

It was a far from flawless feat, but the Clippers pushed on and the return of George and Morris gave the lineup a boost.Lue kept a 10-man rotation until garbage time, an indication that playing time for young players may be distributed a little more slowly than expected when he was hired as head coach

The Clippers have a full day off after this last encounter The next game is planned for Friday, also against the Warriors and again at the Chase Center

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Source: https://www.clipsnation.com/2021/1/6/22218182/la-clippers-vs-golden-state-warriors-recap-final-score-kawhi-leonard-paul-george