The Golden State Warriors took control of Thursday night’s game 6 in the second half and held off the Los Angeles Clippers to earn a 100-99 win and force a game 7.
Stephen Curry led the way with 24 points, nine assists and four rebounds. Andre Iguodala scored 15 points and Draymond Green scored 14 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, recorded five steals and dished out four assists.
Jamal Crawford scored a team-high 19 points for the Clippers while Matt Barnes scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan scored eight points, grabbed 19 rebounds and blocked four shots.
Foul trouble was a huge story in the game. David Lee, who scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds, was limited to just 26 minutes before fouling out. Blake Griffin (17 points, nine rebounds and five assists) and J.J. Redick (15 points) fouled out for the Clippers.
Chris Paul was held nine points on three-of-10 shooting, eight assists and five rebounds.
After an even first quarter, the Clippers appeared to seize control in the second quarter, but only took a three-point lead into the break. The Warriors finally took the lead on an Iguodala free throw with 4:24 to play in the quarter and Draymond Green quickly pushed the margin to four with a three-pointer. The Clippers tied the game at 70 early in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors answered with six straight points and would never again relinquish the lead.
Game 7 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is Saturday at 10:30 pm EST.