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Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland.
When: Thursday November 6, 03:30 (UK time)
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The Golden State Warriors will look to protect their unbeaten start to the season on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Clippers visit the ORACLE Arena.
Golden State are off to their best start in 20 years but they now face the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season in the form of the Clippers.
The rivalry between the two teams has continued to heat up in recent meetings, and it promises to be no different this time round with first-year coach Steve Kerr set to experience it for the first time.
David Lee is expected to return from injury to take his place in the rotation, but point guard Stephen Curry is delighted with the start that the Warriors have made and is impressed with the contributions across the roster.
“It says a lot about the guys we have on this team from top to bottom that no matter what situation you’re thrown into that you can somehow produce and allow things to happen,” he said.
Curry is averaging 25.3 points per game so far this season but the spotlight has instead been on guard Klay Thompson through the opening games as he celebrates his new big-money contract with some inspired performances.
Thompson is averaging 29.7 points per game on 53.7 percent shooting, and after a career-high 41 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, he played a decisive role in the road win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Nevertheless, that isn’t the only area that Golden State have impressed through the first three games as they also rank among the best in the league in holding opponents to 39.5 percent from the field.
As for the Clippers (3-1), they bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Sacramento Kings with a win over the Utah Jazz on Monday, but they have undoubtedly started slow despite their record.
Doc Rivers will want to see more intensity and better execution against a direct rival with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin expected to lead the charge.