Clippers Get Payback on Warriors

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LOS ANGELES -- During a television interview, Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes described his team's approach to the game against the Warriors on Saturday.

"We're taking this game personal," said Barnes, a former Warrior.

The Clippers then went out and beat the Warriors as if they stole something. Golden State had its four-game win streak resoundingly stopped with a 115-89 thrashing.

Golden State had won the season's first two meetings over the Clippers, one at Staples in November and handily Wednesday at Oracle Arena. And Los Angeles played as if it had a score to settle.

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