Steph Curry led the Warriors with 28 points in their seventh straight win, as they maintain the top spot in the Western Conference. Cousins' sixth and final foul came with 8:51 to play in the fourth quarter, yet he was still celebrated by his teammates on the bench for his return to the floor. Kevin Durant finished with 24 points for Golden State, who has also won six consecutive games away from home.
The Warriors did struggle from beyond the arc, which is rare, as they shot 9-of-37 from three-point range. Curry made just three shots from downtown, Cousins added three, but Klay Thompson missed all four of his attempts. Cousins does like to call himself the third Splash Brother, and he put his resume out there for that by shooting 5-for-11 from the floor. And he got off to a hot start after missing his first shot, as he got the Warriors' first two points of the night on a pick-and-roll that finished with a Cousins' dunk off a Durant bounce feed.
The Clippers' struggles continued on after their hot start, as they have dropped a season-high five games in a row. That has them on the outside looking in when it comes to the Western Conference playoff picture, and they were playing without Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari due to injuries. Tobias Harris led Los Angeles with 28 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied a career high with 24 points.
The Clippers will need to find a groove, as their tough Western Conference schedule keeps coming at them when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Warriors will play a second straight game at the Staples Center when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on MLK night.