Santa Cruz, CA—The Clippers three game winning streak was snapped Saturday night, as they fell to the Santa Cruz Warriors 115-100 at Keiser Permanente Arena on the second night of a back-to-back.
After dropping their home opener to the Warriors earlier this month, the Clippers looked ready to turn the tides in the team’s second meeting. The two clubs exchanged leads fifteen times in a back-and-forth first half that saw the Clippers trailing by eight heading into the break. Santa Cruz went on a 7-1 run to start the third quarter, eventually stretching their lead out to 24. For the Clippers, it proved to be too much to overcome, despite outscoring the Warriors 38-23 in the fourth quarter.
Jamil Wilson led the Clippers offensively, pouring in 31 points and grabbing eight boards. Tyrone Wallace added 23 points, four rebounds and six assists. LaDontae Henton added 15 points, while Marshall Plumlee barely missed a double-double, as he scored eight points to go along with ten boards. Five different Warriors scored in double figures.
The Clippers have a week off before they head to Nevada on November 18 to take on the Reno Bighorns. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center.