Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 11/14

Game 1: Friday, November 14th
Clippers104Final
Warriors98
Game 2: Wednesday, January 21st
Warriors102Final
Clippers106
Game 3: Sunday, March 21st
Warriors96Final
Clippers85
Game 4: Sunday, March 28th
Clippers77Final
Warriors105

Clippers 104

(3-2, 2-1 away)

Warriors 98

(4-4, 4-3 home)

    Coverage: FSBAY

    7:30 PM ET, November 14, 2003

    ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    LAC 27 33 27 17104
    GS 19 28 27 2498

    Top Performers

    LAC: C. Wilcox 21 Pts, 9 Reb

    GS: B. Cardinal 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Clippers win third straight

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Dunleavy Jr. might have tried too hard to impress his dad.

    Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. won the NBA's first official father-son matchup in 27 years when Los Angeles beat the Golden State Warriors 104-98 on Friday night in the Clippers' best defensive effort of the season.

    Dunleavy

    Warriors guard Mike Dunleavy walks past his father, Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy, during the second quarter Friday in Oakland.

    Dunleavy Jr., the Warriors' second-year forward, finished with a season-low seven points on 2-for-10 shooting and made the quickest postgame exit of his career.

    "I just think he went out and played his game," said Dunleavy Sr., whose team allowed the younger Dunleavy to score 19 points in both preseason meetings. "We did a good job on him, just like we did a good job on Cliff Robinson and just like we did a good job on a lot of their guys."

    Chris Wilcox scored a career-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds as Los Angeles won its third straight game, and Quentin Richardson added 19 points and seven rebounds. The Clippers allowed their fewest points all season and shot a season-high 49.4 percent. They have the league's top offense, averaging 106 points per game, but came in giving up 109.5.

    They almost gave away the game.

    Jason Richardson, back in the lineup after missing one game with a sprained left ankle, pulled the Warriors to 96-94 when he scored with 1:27 left, but the Clippers' Richardson answered on the other end. The Warriors missed key shots in the final minute despite getting several second chances.

    Corey Maggette's dunk with 36.2 seconds left helped seal the win.

    "We just had to keep our composure," Maggette said. "The biggest thing we had to say was, 'We're up, they're chasing us."

    Richardson finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who were sloppy and got outhustled most of the game.

    "We were all out there making mistakes," Cardinal said. "Collectively, we have to look at that, realize it and address it."

    Golden State's Erick Dampier recorded his league-leading seventh double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Brian Cardinal scored a career-high 24, his fifth straight game with 12 or more points, but the Warriors lacked the energy they've shown in recent games.

    They trailed by as many as 17 in the third quarter, their biggest deficit of the season. Golden State stressed rebounding going into this game and held a 51-40 edge on the boards thanks to 20 offensive rebounds.

    Sean Lampley, signed by the Warriors earlier in the day to boost their injury-plagued roster, sparked a 7-0 fourth-quarter run, pulling Golden State to 91-82 on a three-point play with 5:47 left. Nick Van Exel and Lampley then scored back-to-back baskets to make it 91-86.

    Lampley finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

    "We didn't physically stop anybody," Warriors coach Eric Musselman said. "We've got to get some stops."

    A father coached against his son for only the second time in NBA history. The last time was Nov. 9, 1976, when the New Orleans Jazz played the New York Nets. Jan van Breda Kolff started for the Nets, while his father, Butch, coached the Jazz.

    Dunleavy Sr. clapped when Wilcox grabbed a rebound over Dunleavy Jr. and scored a putback in the first quarter. When his son dunked in transition a few minutes later, the father put his finger to his temple, then crossed his arms as he paced the sideline.

    The Clippers started the second quarter with a 9-3 run to build a 36-22 lead, and they led 60-47 at halftime behind 59.1-percent shooting (26-of-44).

    Game notes


    The Warriors received their second special roster exemption in two days to sign Lampley because of injuries. Dan Langhi re-signed with the team Wednesday after the Warriors received permission from the NBA to sign another player. ... The Warriors went 3-2 during their season-long five-game homestand. ... L.A.'s Richardson missed his first free throw of the season in the third quarter. He had been 12-for-12 coming in. ... Cardinal's 24 points were the second most off the bench this season. Chicago's Jalen Rose had 34 against the Hornets on Nov. 8. ... Dampier had 10 double-doubles last season. ... Van Exel had a season-high 10 assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAC
    GS
    Points 104 98
    FGM-FGA 39-79 (.494) 38-91 (.418)
    3PM-3PA 4-15 (.267) 3-16 (.188)
    FTM-FTA 22-28 (.786) 19-25 (.760)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 6-40 20-51
    Assists 16 23
    Turnovers 12 14
    Steals 6 3
    Blocks 4 2
    Fast Break Points 7 5
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 24 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles
    Golden State
    Chris Wilcox Wilcox
    Points: 21
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Brian Cardinal Cardinal
    Points: 24
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0