LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Kaman had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Nowak hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:46 to play, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 107-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Baron Davis had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists for Los Angeles before leaving early in the third quarter with a sprained right wrist. Rasual Butler and DeAndre Jordan then rallied the Clippers from a six-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter for just their second win in 11 games.
With his seventh victory, Clippers interim coach Kim Hughes is just 1,326 wins behind NBA career leader Don Nelson, who broke Lenny Wilkens' league record in the Warriors' last game.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points but didn't have a fourth-quarter field goal for the Warriors, who had won three of four. Curry hit five 3-pointers while Reggie Williams and Anthony Morrow had four apiece, but Anthony Tolliver's 3-point try at the buzzer hit the back of the rim.
Williams scored 22 points, and Morrow had 18 for the Warriors, who lost the finale of their four-game trip to drop to 7-33 away from Oakland. Curry had nine rebounds while Monta Ellis missed his seventh straight game with the flu, but the Warriors' dynamic rookie missed his only two shots in the final period, both 3-pointers.
Butler scored 15 points and Steve Blake added 14 while starting in place of Eric Gordon for the Clippers, who opened a season-ending three-game homestand with just their fourth win in 23 games.
Davis was in the midst of a standout game against his former Warriors teammates when he was injured less than three minutes into the second half. He scored 19 points in the first half and made eight of his first 11 shots before getting hurt.
The Warriors trailed for most of the first three quarters, never by more than nine points. Morrow's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter put Golden State ahead during a 14-4 run, but Los Angeles rallied to take a one-point lead before the Warriors tied it at 98 on a free throw for Kaman's technical foul with 4:12 to play.
After Novak put the Clippers ahead with a 3-pointer in front of the Warriors' bench, Corey Maggette clanged a one-handed dunk off the back iron before Jordan dunked fiercely over Curry with 2:03 left.
Bobby Brown and Mardy Collins each missed one free throw in the final 18 seconds to keep the Warriors within three points, but Tolliver's desperate final 3 bounced high off the rim.
NOTES: Gordon sat out with a viral infection. Clippers F Craig Smith didn't dress because of a sore lower back, and F Travis Outlaw sat out again with a strained right groin. ... Russell Turner is in the last few days of his job as an assistant coach with the Warriors before he leaves Oakland for southern California. He was named UC Irvine's coach earlier this week. ... Warriors G C.J. Watson missed his third straight game with bruised ribs.