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    OAKLAND, Calif. Obi Melifonwu Jersey . -- No technical fouls or flagrant fouls. No hard hits or out-of-the ordinary elbows. Not even a dust up or any extra chatter after the whistle. This time, the Golden State Warriors wore down the Los Angeles Clippers the old-fashioned way. David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Warriors whipped the Clippers 111-92 Thursday night in the first game since the emerging Pacific Division rivals spirited Christmas meeting. "If our defence is switched on like it was tonight," Bogut said, "we have a chance to be a very good team." Stephen Curry scored 22 points and handed out seven assists, and Bogut added 14 points and three blocks to highlight Golden States dominating performance down low. The Warriors outrebounded the Clippers 53 to 34 and outscored them 66 to 22 in the paint. "Weve had some special nights, so its not like we are trying to reach for something we are not capable of doing," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "We are all well aware of it. What I liked about tonight was that we set the tone early and battled." Blake Griffin finished with 27 points, Darren Collison scored 22 and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had won four straight. The Clippers looked worn out after beating Washington on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, dropping to 10-4 since All-Star point guard Chris Paul has been sidelined with a separated right shoulder. The Warriors outscored the Clippers 26-11 in the third quarter to go ahead by 23 points. Los Angeles went just 1 for 15 from the floor in the period. "I dont think there was a chance for chippiness tonight," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "If anybody would have got chippy in this game, they would have been suspended for the year. Why would you be chippy tonight? Youre down by 30." Golden State improved to 2-1 against the Clippers this season, with the home team winning each time. The Warriors (28-19) also moved within four games of the Clippers (33-16) and percentage points of Phoenix (28-18) in the Pacific Division. The Warriors had lost six of nine entering the game after winning 10 in a row. Jackson had called out his team for playing down to its competition too often after a lacklustre loss to the Wizards on Tuesday night. Playing the Clippers was one matchup that Jackson didnt have to worry about his teams focus. The series has grown increasingly testy the past two seasons as both franchises have transformed from perennial losers into Western Conference contenders. That included Golden States win in Oakland on Christmas night, which featured two ejections, two flagrant fouls and three technical fouls. Emotions never escalated in the rematch. The Warriors took control before most of the announced sellout crowd 19,596 had settled into their seats. Bogut beat Griffin for a baseline alley-oop in the opening minutes and added a pair of blocks, and Harrison Barnes soared for two driving dunks during a run propelled by the second unit that put the Warriors ahead 48-29 with 8:25 remaining in the half. Los Angeles answered behind defence and dunks -- mostly by Griffin -- in its lone run of the game. The Clippers cut Golden States lead to 64-56 at the half, leaving most fans stunned and silent, but only for a moment. "The energy was bad. I just didnt really feel like I ever had that wind or that second gear," said Griffin, who was held to just three rebounds after getting guarded mostly by Bogut. The Warriors showed incredible ball movement and rebounding prowess to begin the third quarter on a 16-2 run that had all kinds of highlights. None of the big plays during the spurt received more roars than Boguts 20-foot jumper over Jordan with the shot clock about to expire. The Warriors big man shrugged and smiled at Jordan while backpedaling to the other end, part of a run that also turned the game into a laugher. "I wish we had it figured out," Lee said, "to do it every game." NOTES: The Warriors have won 15 of the last 17 against the Clippers in Oakland. ... Paul, who was announced as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday, said its too soon to know whether hell be able to return for the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. ... The Clippers and Warriors meet for the final time during the regular season March 12 in Los Angeles. ... San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo tossed T-shirts to fans during a timeout in the second half. Sebastian Janikowski Jersey . This has become the Raptors mantra as they embark on a new era with a new regime and, in the not-so-distant future, a new image. Oakland Raiders Jerseys . Cammalleri suffered a concussion in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The 31-year-old forward did not travel with the team to Carolina.NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils struggled to slow down David Desharnais on Wednesday. Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Devils. "Were finding ways to win games," Desharnais said. "They took the lead and we had to open up things. I just go in there and try to score (in the shootout). (Devils goalie Cory Schneider) opened up his leg and I put it right there." Desharnais tying goal in the third was reviewed by the NHL to see if he had lifted his stick too high in redirecting the slap shot taken by teammate Brian Gionta. "I was sure it was a goal," Desharnais said. "I tipped one earlier this year that was a little higher than that, so there was no doubt." Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night. Reid Boucher, credited with an assist on Michael Ryders goal in the third period, scored for the Devils in the shootout, breaking a string of 20 straight missed chances by the Devils, who are 0-5 in shootouts this season. The Devils have lost nine straight shootouts, dating back to March 15 in Philadelphia. Devils coach Pete DeBoer picked Boucher to take the first attempt in the shootout, saying that Boucher "was feeling pretty good about his game and it made sense." Boucher admitted to being nervous at first, but he seemed to play better and better as the game went on. "I just heard a couple minutes ago (that his shootout goal snapped a drought)," Boucher said. "We had the lead and it was unfortunate they scored that goal at the end. I was pretty surprised (to be picked). Its a privilege and I wanted to capitalize on my opportunity. A quick fake shot, I kind of took a step over and shot a low blocker." Patrik Elias unassisted goal at 18:54 had given the Devils a 3-2 edge, but Desharnais scored for Montreal and forced overtime with 37 seconds to go. Elias had the final chance to tie it for the Devvils in the shootout, but couldnt beat Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj, who ended the game with 31 saves. Jerry Rice Jersey. "Hes a great shooter," Budaj said. "I was just trying to keep my ground and win that battle. I was able to come up with the big save." The teams combined for five goals in the third period. The Devils led 2-1 before Eller scored on a backhand to tie the score at 2-2 at 16:10. Andrei Loktionov and Michael Ryder each scored in the third period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead. Boucher assisted on Ryders goal. Gionta scored in the first period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead and Budaj made it hold until Loktionov scored 4:19 into the third period to tie it at 1-1. Ryders seventh goal off a pass from Boucher broke the tie at 9:50. Loktionov received a pass from Marek Zidlicky before he spun inside and let loose a sailing shot past Budaj for a 1-1 tie. Ryders shot beat Budaj to the far side. Gionta scored at 10:36 of the first on a pinpoint pass from the outer edge of the left circle by Daniel Briere. Gionta skated onto the puck at the crease and knocked it past Schneider inside the far post. Seconds before Giontas goal, Devils rookie defenceman Eric Gelinas had his shot at an open net bang off the right post. Cam Janssen of the Devils and Brandon Prust of the Canadiens squared off in a fight 2:35 into the first period. Janssen had hit Alex Galchenyuk against the boards before he was challenged by Prust. Both received five-minute penalties for fighting. Montreal held a 13-9 shot advantage in the first. Boucher got off his first career shot in the opening seconds of the second period, a slap shot that Budaj saved. The Devils pressed forward in the second period, and held a 10-7 shot advantage. Loktionov had a breakaway, but was stopped by Budaj. Budaj also made a save on Jaromir Jagrs shot with eight seconds to go. NOTES: Ryan Carter was placed on injured reserve by the Devils, who recalled Boucher was recalled from Albany (AHL) to take his spot on the roster. Boucher leads the A-Devils with 10 goals and 69 shots. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '