Warriors Use Explosive Third Quarter to Overcome LA Clippers for Their Fourth Straight Win

Warriors Use Explosive Third Quarter to Overcome LA Clippers for Their Fourth Straight Win

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
  • Reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors used an incredible third quarter resurgence to overcome the LA Clippers 115-91
  • The win was their fourth in a row which saw them improve to 33-30 and solidify the fifth spot in the Western Conference
  • Steve Kerr's team have been without the injured Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins who has been dealing with a family matter

The Golden State Warriors proved their title credential with a 115-91 win over Western Conference contenders Los Angeles Clippers.

A spectacular third quarter and an impressive display from Jordan Poole saw the defending NBA champions register their fourth straight win.

Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry
The Warriors have stayed afloat without Stephen Curry. Photo by Ezra Shaw.
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The Warriors have been without Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins for the last few games but have shown the grit needed to win tough games.

Steve Kerr's team were underwhelming in the first half but turned the screw in the third quarter, just like old times. They won the third quarter 42-16 while shooting 52 percent, including 50 percent from deep, per NBC Sports.

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Jordan Poole scored 34 points, Klay Thompson had 19 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, while Jonathan Kuminga added 19 points from the bench, per AP.

Reactions to Warriors' win

Draymond Green was happy with the team's third-quarter explosion in the last two games.

“They got up 11, but we were still right there because we were defending and taking care of the ball,” he said. “To have those couple third quarters like we’ve had the last two games gives you something to build upon, you feel good about yourself and also understand what it takes coming out of the half.”

Poole is pleased that the team is finding momentum at the right moment.

“We’re finding a really good space right now. We’ve just got to keep it going.”

The defending champions now have the sole possession of the fifth place in the West. With Curry returning soon, that is a great position to be in.

They have 19 games left and have a 33-30 record. They are also three games above .500

Curry goes undercover

Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry going undercover at a Warriors shop in San Francisco to surprise young fans during a shopping spree.

The two-time MVP was rocking a pair of glasses, a hat with dreadlocks, and a face mask, trying to blend in with the rest of the employees. He had a new role as 'Larry', a Warriors shop employee.

However, the superstar couldn't hide for long with his flamboyant disguise. Some shoppers discovered it was Curry and shouted his name, forcing 'Larry' to show his face to the fans.

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Edwin Kiplagat
Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.