The LA Clippers watched in horror as a 23-point lead vanished Thursday night, thanks to Stephen Curry and his 13-0 Golden State Warriors.

Curry, the NBA’s leading scorer, finished with a game-high 40 points and added 11 boards.

Chris Paul dominated the first half, and ended up with 35 points and eight dimes.

Per the SF Chronicle:

“We never feel like we’re out of it,” said Curry, who atoned for seven turnovers with 40 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals. “Whether we’re going to win the game or not, you never know, but the mentality of our team and the way that we play is to play like we’re never out of it and to keep fighting.”

 

The Clippers (6-5) needed this game, as evidenced by point guard Chris Paul playing through a sore right groin as his team dropped six games back of the Warriors in the Pacific Division. But the Warriors seemed to want it more.

 

“It’s a big deal,” Curry said. “We want to enjoy this. Guys have been in this league for a long, long time, but nobody’s ever been 13-0 in this locker room. We want to be proud of that. You don’t get a trophy for it … but I think we can bottle the way we’re playing, this confidence and this belief that we have throughout the rest of the season and the playoffs.”