Warriors 124, Clippers 117

Stephen Curry

LOS ANGELES _ Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 23 down in the first half to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-117 Thursday night for their 13th consecutive victory to start the season.

Klay Thompson added 25 points, Harrison Barnes had 21 and Draymond Green 19 for the Warriors, one of four teams in NBA history to open 13-0. The defending champions improved to 6-0 on the road.

Chris Paul scored a season-high 35 points, including 18 while igniting the Clippers in the opening quarter after missing two games with a sore right groin. Blake Griffin added 27 points and Jamal Crawford had 15.

The Warriors closed on a 25-8 run, taking their first lead since Curry’s 3-pointer began the game. He sat down with two early fouls in the first quarter.

After trailing by 10 with 5 minutes remaining, Golden State finished 8 for 9 from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter and completed the biggest comeback in the NBA this season. Curry hit a 3 with 1:47 left to put the Warriors ahead for good.

The Associated Press

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