David Lee had 17 points to help Golden State snap a 4-game losing streak at Staples Center in front of a playoff-like crowd. The chants of "MVP" were aimed at Curry from Warrior fans, as Clipper fans booed to counter those chants.
The Clippers led by as many as 17 points, but the Golden State comeback snapped the 7-game winning streak of Los Angeles. Blake Griffin finished with 40 points, Chris Paul had 27 of his own, and J.J. Reddick contributed 14.
Paul's layup got the Clippers within 2 with 12 seconds left, but it was a backcourt violation with 9 seconds to play that stopped the late run. Thompson and Curry combined for 4 straight free throws to seal the victory for the owners of the NBA's best record.
Neither team led by more than 3 points for a majority of the fourth quarter after the Pacific Division champs got back into the game. Curry and Thompson combined for 19 straight points in the third, including both hitting 3-pointers, to tie the game at 67-all.
The Clippers had a 17-10 run, led by Paul with 8 points, to take a 6-point advantage into the final quarter.
The Warriors ran their record to an NBA-leading 61-13 and will host the Phoenix Suns tomorrow night. The Clippers fell to 49-26 on the year and will visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight.