Three Keys to Warriors beating Clippers for third straight win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Los Angeles Clippers are in San Francisco playing back-to-back games against the Warriors, and timing couldn’t be more important

After impressive performances in back-to-back games, the Warriors (4-3) believe they are finally making progress. The Clippers (5-3), a championship contender, have the merchandise to test that belief when the teams meet on Wednesday night meet at the Chase Center

The Warriors get back-to-back wins with Stephen Curry standing out (92 total points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists) and defense significantly improved in the first seven games

Apart from a 124-73 loss to Dallas 10 days ago, LA either won or was close in every game

The Clippers are easy favorites, despite the option to forego star shooting guard Paul George, who is classified as questionable with pain in his right ankle Plus, LA is on the second night of a back-to-back set

The Warriors lost a season high of 23 3-pointers in their win over Sacramento on Monday.They also shot a season high 535 percent from below, bringing their percentage this season to 352, still just 21 in the NBA

You don’t have to repeat this level against LA, but you have to be really good to win this category

That’s because Clippers got off to a fabulous start, dumping 41.9 percent of those off-arc shots rank only behind the Milwaukee Bucks, annoying security guard Patrick Beverley was the surprise, shooting 529 percent (18 of 34) George’s at 492 and Nicolas Batum at 448

If the warriors can get an advantage here, be it offense or defense, it should be a big factor

After pounding the glass in the first five games, the Warriors clearly addressed the issue, outperforming Portland, snatching just two fewer than Sacramento

You should try to be plus 10 in this category against the Clippers who hit 28th on total rebound Place occupied by new acquisitions Serge Ibaka and Batum each with an average of 61 per game share the team leadership

When James Wiseman, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr, Eric Paschall and Kevon Looney can win this war, it would make a huge contribution to its success

Oubre seems increasingly capable of being the team’s third goalscorer behind Curry and Wiggins, and he’ll have a chance to shine against the Clippers

If George is active, he will be assigned to Oubre, whose uninterrupted energy would cause trouble for someone with a tender ankle.When George is not active, the job will likely go to Luke Kennard, an inferior defense attorney

Averaging 109 points per game, fourth behind Curry and Wiggins and Wiseman, Oubre has hit double digits in his last four games, with season highs in each of the last two after a pathetic start, he seems to be getting the form that last Season for 18 bot7 points per game

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