DeAndre Jordan’s monster game lifts Clippers over Warriors 3-2

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 18 rebounds to power the Los Angeles Clippers over the Golden State Warriors, 113-103 Tuesday at Staples Center.

Chris Paul shot 20 points, Crawford scored 19, Blake Griffin had 18 and Darren Collison added 15 for the Clippers, who took a 3-2 lead in the first-round Western Conference series.

The Clippers used a 7-1 blast to end the first quarter and earn a 31-21 lead.

Collison scored six in the second as the Clippers led throughout the period, which ended at 55-50.

A Stephen Curry jumper and 3-pointer got the Warriors in the front seat at 70-69 with 1:49 in the third.

Then Paul answered with two 3-pointers to lead an 8-2 Clippers run to end the third for a 77-72 lead .

With 7:50 left, Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer that ignited a 10-4 run to give the Clippers a 95-85 advantage.

The Clippers relied on their free throws to keep the Warriors at bay for the rest of the game.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points, David Lee and Andre Iguodala scored 18 apiece while Stephen Curry had 17 points.

Game 6 is Thursday night in Oakland.

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