Golden State Warriors @ LA Clippers: Will turnovers struggles continue?

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The Golden State Warriors will visit the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Monday.

Everything looked to be going well for the Golden State Warriors on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons…until the second half. In what’s to be considered the most embarrassing Warriors loss thus far in the 2017-18 regular season, the Dubs disappointingly gave up 26 turnovers to Detroit, falling 107-115 to the Pistons.

No one could have predicted the Warriors handing their lead over to the Pistons on a silver platter, giving up turnover after turnover as Detroit rather skillfully covered a 14-point deficit to take a 1-point lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Warriors did all they could to try and climb out of the hole they dug for themselves, but with every step forward, they always seemed to take two steps back. Frankly, any Warriors fan that didn’t watch the game should consider themselves lucky.

And to make matters worse: the Warriors now head into Staples Center on the second night of a back-to-back to face the Los Angeles Clippers.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers

Tip-Off: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, NBA TV

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers

PG: Patrick Beverley

SG: Austin Rivers

SF: Danilo Gallinari

PF: Blake Griffin

C: DeAndre Jordan

Head Coach: Doc Rivers

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: No injuries listed. Knock on wood.

LAC: No injures listed.

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Keys to the Game

Despite the loss of Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, the Clippers remain a pretty competitive team in 2017. Griffin has been absolutely brilliant, and his supporting cast has been surprisingly impressive.

But the key to the game has nothing to do with limiting a particular Clippers player or outplaying the Clippers on a particular area of the court; rather, the key to the Warriors winning this game starts with finding a way to limit turnovers.

After the loss to the Pistons, the Warriors now rank 27th in turnovers per game, giving up a whopping 18.4 possessions to opposing teams. While Golden State has struggled with their defense as of late, their primary focus should be on limiting turnovers and restoring their offensive potency.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)