Glen Davis, Marreese Speights get double technicals; Jordan Crawford gets flagrant foul
After dropping Game 1 on Saturday, the Clippers made it clear early on that they were looking to make quick work of their Pacific Division rivals. L.A. led by 25 points at halftime and it only got worse from there.
Garbage time was in full effect by the fourth quarter, and there were a few chippy sequences.
With a little less than nine minutes remaining and the Clippers leading 114-81, Davis attempted to set a screen on Speights to free up Danny Granger for an uncontested three-pointer. Speights delivered a left arm to Davis's chest, knocking Davis to the court and earning a foul in the process.
Davis, Speights and Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu all exchanged words, with the referees ultimately awarding technicals to both Davis and Speights.
The rough stuff didn't end there. In the final minute of regulation, with the Clippers leading 136-97, Jordan Crawford delivered a body check to Darren Collison as the Clippers guard dribbled the ball up the court.
The flagrant foul 1 -- a designation that applies to contact that is deemed "unnecessary" -- sent Collison towards the scorer's table. Crawford was initially ejected for the play, but he was later "unejected" and allowed to return from the locker room.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 35 points (on 13-for-17 shooting), six rebounds and two steals. Chris Paul added 12 points (on 4-for-10 shooting), 10 assists, six rebounds and five steals in the win.
Stephen Curry paced the Warriors with 24 points (on 9-for-17 shooting) and eight assists. Crawford added 11 points (on 2-for-6 shooting) in the loss. L.A., the West's No. 3 seed, evened the series at one game apiece with Golden State, the West's No. 6 seed. Game 3 is set for for Oracle Arena on Thursday.