LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry draped a towel over his head as he sat on the bench with about a minute left of action Wednesday night.
His second 50-point performance of the season was spoiled by a 134-126 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
With 12 games and only 3 1/2 weeks remaining in the regular season, the Warriors still don’t have answers for their road issues.
Curry went 20 of 28 from the field and 8 of 14 from deep, and Goldne State couldn’t get the job done as it suffered one of their most gut-wrenching defeats yet.
Shoddy perimeter defense, surrendering too many second-chance opportunities and committing turnovers (15) led to their demise in Los Angeles, the Warriors’ first stop of this five-city trip.
Curry scored 21 of his game-high points in the third quarter to give the Warriors a fighting chance heading into the fourth. Ultimately, however, Golden State couldn’t get stops, and the Clippers, behind Kawhi Leonard, closed the door on the Warriors.
Leonard led the CLippers with 30 points. Six other Clippers’ players finished in double figure scoring.
The Warriors have now lost nine straight road games, with their last win outside the Bay coming Jan. 30 in Oklahoma City.
Golden State will play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, but they might be without Draymond Green.
Green picked up his 16th technical foul of the season after he appeared to throw the ball at Russell Westbrook’s head after Ivica Zubac scored toward the end of the first half. If the league doesn’t rescind it within the next 24 hours, he’ll serve his one-game suspension in Atlanta.
That would leave Golden State with just nine active players if they don’t fill their 15th roster spot before the game since Andrew Wiggins (family matter), Andre Iguodala (upcoming wrist surgery) and Gary Payton II (abdominal injury) aren’t available.