The Golden State Warriors up 3-1 vs the LA Clippers

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The Golden State Warriors beat the LA Clippers for a second straight time (105-113) and now are one step away from the Western Conference semi-finals (3-1).

The Warriors led for the majority of the night and trailed only for a few minutes in the third quarter. The LA Clippers did their best to even the series, but saw the two-defending champions take over in the final 10 minutes of the game.

Golden State led by as many as 12 points and sealed the deal to go up 3-1 in the series. The Clippers now are on the brink of elimination and have to defeat the Warriors three straight times in order to advance to the semi-finals.

Kevin Durant (33 points) and Klay Thompson (32 points, 27 of them in the first half) combined for 65 of the winners’ 113 points.

Five players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the way with 25 points.

Game 5 will be played in Oakland on Wednesday (24/04).

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