Kevin Durant will play, even if his minutes are limited.
When Williams made a three-pointer with 41.2 seconds left, he become the fifth player in the National Basketball Association this season to score 50 points or more in a game, joining LeBron James, James Harden (three times), Bradley Beal and DeMar DeRozan.
While Durant got the accolades for reaching a point milestone, it was Williams who's scoring took center stage.
Wallace, who also graduated from Cal Berkley, played his second game on Monday against the Hawks where he scored 11 points. "Once we got the offensive rebound, I felt the momentum and I felt the excitement of the moment, so I wanted to take the 3".
"He is one of the all-time greats", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr of Durant, who finished with 40 points. "He hit the big shots during that stretch". Andre Iggy Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, only has four starts in 35 outings but he remains versatile as baking soda, averaging 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists while logging in just 26.3 minutes per. And only one, Ricky Pierce in 1989-90, averaged more points than Williams (23.0 to Williams' 22.9). He sprained it again December 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans and missed the next 11 games.
This latest blow comes after Curry only recently returned after missing 11 games with the same issue. His 27 points in the third gave him the distinction of the highest-scoring quarter in team history, overtaking Baron Davis.
"It looks like his 100th game, the way he's moving out there", Thompson said. He made more than 50 percent of his three-pointers and the team went 5-0.
Durant hasn't posted an average less than 25 points per game since his his rookie year in 2007-08, when he won Rookie of the Year honors with the Seattle SuperSonics.
The Clippers come in on a high note after barely hanging on to beat the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing, 108-107. "We never quit working". Sans Curry, the Dubs need more from their role players.
It remains to be seen just how severe the sprain is, and whether or not it will cost Jordan - one of the NBA's most dependable iron men, having missed just eight games in the last seven seasons - any playing time.
"For me, it was more important to get a win, try to close that gap to get back to.500, especially with the injuries, with guys in and out of the lineup, for us to still have that opportunity, to be in the playoff fold", Williams said.
But for these purposes, we had to submit two backcourt players and three frontcourt players for the East and the West. "Hopefully the next couple of days he'll clear that hurdle and be ready to go".
The Clippers forced an Atlanta turnover on the ensuing inbounds play, and Juwan Evans made the first of two free throws. They have the option of signing him to a new deal.
Nuggets: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
Lou Williams cooked everyone in a Warriors jersey to lead the Clippers (19-21) to a 125-106 victory Wednesday.