The Golden State Warriors were able to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in their first two meetings but the third one was an entirely different story.  Read more after the jump.

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A night after winning the battle of Los Angeles handily over the Lakers, the second game of a back-to-back was no issue at all, and the Clippers blew out the Warriors 115-89.

Chris Paul had some interesting comments after the game:

“The first time they beat us here, you would have thought they won the NBA Finals,” Paul [said]. “Then they beat us up there pretty handily, so we wanted to protect our home court. This was the third time we’ve played those guys at the end of a back-to-back, so we knew if we let them get out and run, we’d be in for a long night.”

These are two of the younger and more athletic teams in the West, and they both seem to be coming into their own right at the same time. They meet for the final time in the regular season on Jan. 21 in Oakland, a date that fans should certainly be circling on their collective calendars.