On Wednesday, Williams turned in his finest performance yet, dropping 50 points on the short-handed Golden State Warriors to lead the Clippers to a 125-106 win. Kevin Durant was Golden State's high scorer with 40 points on 14-for-18 shooting. He did most of his damage in a fiery third quarter in which he put up 27 points, staking the Clippers to a slim lead that ballooned in the fourth.
Curry missed the game after spraining his right ankle during shootaround Wednesday morning. But take away those numbers and the Warriors shot just 24-of-62 from the field and 2-of-16 from deep. Durant is the second-youngest to get there, behind LeBron James. Curry also has four or more 3-pointers in seven straight games. I just want to go play in the game. After a foul on the defensive end of the floor sent the Clippers to the line, Oracle Arena acknowledged Durant's feat, as he joined an elite club only 43 other players in league history hold a membership with. You could nearly see Durant stepping on the throat of the entire Cavaliers team, at that moment. They did - winning the series in 5 games. The Clippers' offense was able to produce points adequately while the black and purple were ineffective in scoring the ball.
Curry shot 9 for 17 overall, including 5 of 10 from 3-point territory.
Green now ranks third in Western Conference front court player voting with 616,730 votes, while his teammates Durant (1,326,059 votes), Thompson (686,825 votes) and Curry (1,369,658) are sitting top four in the field at their respective positions.
The deadline is February 8, 15 days earlier than a year ago and that means teams will have to choose to be a buyer or a seller before the All-Star break.
The reigning Western Conference player of the week, Curry has scored 29 or more points in seven straight games.
Who Public Bettors Like: Golden State.
Despite the odds against him, Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams has had one of the best seasons in the league so far this season.
Klay Thompson scored 19 on his bobbblehead night while Draymond Green added a season-high 23 points and 10 assists in the defending National Basketball Association champions' fifth straight victory on a night when Kevin Durant sat out his third consecutive game with a strained right calf.
Last year, here at the Bradley Center, the Bucks gave the Warriors everything they could handle, losing by only three points as a nine point home underdog.