Poole: Bench play, fourth quarter doom Warriors in LA

Poole: Bench play, fourth quarter doom Warriors in LA
March 12, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Following every Warriors game, Monte Poole goes "Inside the Paint" on SportsNet Central.

BOX SCORE

The Warriors' bench scored 59 points in Golden State's 108-85 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday night.

It was a completely different story on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, where the Warriors' bench registered just 20 points and shot a dismal 3-for-25 from the floor.

According to Monte Poole, the lack of bench production combined with the Warriors' inability to match the Clippers' effort and energy in the fourth quarter was the difference in the game.

Final score: Clippers 111, Warriors 98.

As a result, Los Angeles now leads Golden State by five games in the Pacific Division with just 16 contests remaining.

The division rivals split the season series two games apiece and will only square off again should they meet in the postseason.