- After Wednesday night's rout at Staples Center, the Golden State Warriors appear unrivaled in the Western Conference.
For the umpteenth time in the last three regular seasons, the Warriors took our narratives, crumpled them up into a paper ball, and effortlessly swished them into a garbage can from 30 feet away. After a couple weeks of hype—maybe the Clippers are for real!—Golden State erased any doubt who the top dog is in the West, hammering Los Angeles 115 to 98 at Staples Center.
Los Angeles greatly helped the Warriors offense by coughing up the ball over and over again. The Clippers had 14 turnovers, many of which were in the throw-the-ball-right-into-a-defender’s-arms variety. Curry finished with seven steals, and giving up easy points in transition to perhaps the greatest offensive team of all time is a recipe for disaster.