Dec 12, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Host Clippers on MLK Day: Game Preview

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This afternoon, the Warriors are looking to beat the Clippers in the season series. Right now they’re up 2-1, and are the only team to have beaten the Clippers twice this season. Last time the Warriors played the Clippers, they lost by 25 points. The time before that, the Warriors won by 21 points. This game could really go either way.

January 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) shoots the ball against Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32, left) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 115-94. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In the last contest, Chris Paul had 27 points, and Klay Thompson, leading scorer for the Warriors, had 14. It was that bad. The Clippers outscored the Warriors 35-12 in the first quarter.

Don’t you think these two teams are rivals? The Clippers, now 31-8 are ranked number one on the power rankings and couldn’t be looking better. The Warriors, on the other hand, are number 7. This is yet another huge game, as the Warriors are ending this tough 12-game stretch.

David Lee (ankle), who was a game-time decision, will play this afternoon.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: David Lee vs Blake Griffin

Players to Watch: Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford

Leading Scorer: Blake Griffin, 24

Winner: Either Way, but no blowout

Probable Lineups: 

1. Stephen Curry vs Chris Pual

2. Klay Thompson vs Willie Green

3. Harrison Barnes vs Caron Butler

4. David Lee (Game-Time Decision) vs Blake Griffin

5. Festus Ezeli vs DeAndre Jordan

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