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Warriors beat Clippers on testy Christmas night
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Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 26, 2013, 1:35 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 in a game that featured a pair of ejections on Wednesday.

Paul's lay-in with 11.9 seconds left went around the rim and out, but Andre Iguodala missed a pair of free throws with 9.3 seconds remaining. That gave the Clippers the ball back with 8.3 seconds to go.

Stephen Curry overcame a slow start to score six of his 15 points over the final 3:01 as Golden State snapped the Pacific Division-leading Clippers' season-best five-game winning streak.

Blake Griffin was ejected for his second technical with 10:43 remaining after scuffling with Andrew Bogut, following Golden State's Draymond Green to the showers after they got into it at the end of the third. Green was tossed for a flagrant 2 foul.

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