OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 32 points, Ekpe Udoh had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds in place of ill starting center Andris Biedrins, and the Golden State Warriors topped the Los Angeles Clippers 104-97 on Monday night.
Udoh had a layup and a tying put-back dunk with 4:05 remaining that started an 11-2 run to end the game for the Warriors. Golden State snapped a three-game losing streak and avenged a Christmas night blowout loss to the Clippers. Biedrins missed the game with flu-like symptoms.
Chris Paul had 25 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Mo Williams made his first six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in Los Angeles' second straight loss. The Clippers had 18 turnovers and shot just 42 percent.