Updated: April 15, 2012, 1:17 AM ET
Blake Griffin 9-14 FG | 2-8 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 20 PTS | +11
GRADEC+

Griffin played like a man but acted like a child. Whenever he didn't get the whistle, Griffin did his classic stare-down of the ref instead of getting back on defense, which seriously hurt the Clippers defensively. Don't dismiss Griffin's 12th technical of the season, either -- one more, and he'll be suspended for a potentially critical game. Maybe these are growing pains, but he's better than this.

Chris Paul 12-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 13 AST | 28 PTS | +11
GRADEA

Paul never seems to run out of ammunition, but you can't fire away from the bench. He uncharacteristically got into some foul trouble, which sidelined him for a few critical minutes late in the fourth. Although he sparked a big run to start the final period, it was nice to see the Clippers close one out without Paul's usual brand of heroics.

DeAndre Jordan 8-11 FG | 2-5 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 18 PTS | +11
GRADEB+

Jordan played a huge role in the Clippers' offensive onslaught to start the game by cleverly sneaking behind the defense on the baseline and making himself available for easy lobs. Jordan might be the last option offensively for the Clippers while he's on the court, but with his incredible length and athleticism, he still put a ton of pressure on the Warriors' defense.

Glass Half-Empty
GRADEC

The Clippers made a 24-5 run to start things off but slowly revealed their warts over the course of the game. Bad free throw shooting, lazy transition defense, bad 3-point defense and a disastrous attempt to attack the Warriors' zone defense gave the pessimists plenty of reason to be down on the Clippers' performance, despite the final score.

Golden State Warriors
GRADEB

The Warriors provided a nice test for a Clippers team that might run into a good perimeter shooting team such as Houston in the playoffs. Although Golden State benefits by losing this game, it should be happy with what it saw from Klay Thompson, who likely will give the Clippers many fits for years to come.

Grades by D.J. Foster

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