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Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland.
When: Friday 31 January, 03:30 GMT
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The Los Angeles Clippers face the Golden State Warriors in what promises to be a thrilling clash between two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
There has much debate over whether or not there is a growing rivalry between these two, and while they dismiss it off the court, it is clear on the court that they don’t like each other very much.
Games between the pair have grown increasingly tense and physical, particularly as both have improved significantly in recent times and are quietly optimistic in challenging in the post-season.
The Warriors (27-19) are five games from the Clippers (33-15) and appear to have fallen off course recently after putting together a 10-game winning streak at the start of the month.
They have split the two previous meetings this season with their rivals, winning the heated contest on Christmas Day 105-103, and Stephen Curry will likely be just as important on Thursday night.
While fellow guard Klay Thompson leads the way with a team-high 20.9 points per game, Curry has been productive both in scoring and assists, and has grown into a genuine elite point guard over the past year and a half.
Andrew Bogut and David Lee provide the toughness inside, and they will need to be on top of their game to limit Blake Griffin who has excelled since Chris Paul suffered a shoulder injury.
Paul is still missing and so Griffin will play a pivotal role along with DeAndre Jordan in getting the road win, with Doc Rivers looking to further stretch their lead over their divisional rivals.