LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers passed Stephen Curry’s 50 to beat the Golden State Warriors 134-126 on Wednesday night.
With their fourth straight win, the Clippers (37-33) moved up to fifth in the Western Conference. The defensive Warriors (36-34) trail by one game after sharing a four-game streak with the Angels.
Leonard was 10 for 19 from the field in his fourth game with 30 points in his last eight. Additionally, he grabbed eight rebounds and provided five assists.
Curry tied his best score of the season with the 12th 50-point game of his career. He was 20 of 28 from the field and had eight 3-pointers. His best quarter was the third, which ended with 21 points and three triples.
Jordan Poole had 19 for the Warriors, who conceded their ninth straight loss on the road.
The Clippers trailed 70-66 three minutes into the third quarter, but came back with 14 straight points to give them a double-digit lead. Eric Gordon, who had 14 points in that quarter, scored the last eight in that game.
The Warriors responded with a 16-8 run, with 12 points from Curry, to enter a field goal, but Leonard hit a 3-pointer on the next possession to end their hopes.