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LOS ANGELES, Calif. China Jerseys Cheap . - The Golden State Warriors shot as dreadfully in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Clippers did in the first. As a result, the team with the NBAs best record absorbed its fifth loss of the season and second at Staples Center in three days.Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth and Chris Paul added 22, helping the Clippers beat the Warriors 100-86 on Thursday night.Wow, that was ugly, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Neither team shot the ball well. It really came down to mental toughness — having the ability to hang in there. And we did that. Its nice winning games when you dont play great. In the first half, we had shots that I would take all day. They just didnt go in.The Warriors held the Clippers to 4-for-24 shooting in the opening quarter and 39.1 per cent for the game, two nights after the Lakers shot 51.7 per cent without Kobe Bryant to beat them 115-105. That loss ended a streak of 27 straight games by the Warriors in which they held opponents under 50 per cent.Were not invincible, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said. We have to play the way were supposed to play — at our highest level — in order to win games. It you dont, youre susceptible to getting beat. But were a good team. These last two games havent shown our full potential, but its important not to overreact to losing two games in a row.The Clippers, beginning a nine-game homestand after back-to-back losses to San Antonio and Atlanta, havent dropped three in a row since March 29-April 1, 2013. Blake Griffin missed his first eight shots and was 5 for 16 overall with 18 points and 15 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 12 boards.I think we were shooting 17 per cent at the end of the first quarter, or something like that. And we were only down by two. So we just tried to stay the course, Paul said. Our defence helped us win the game. It was a good win for us.Golden State has lost three of five following a 23-3 start that included a franchise-record 16-game winning streak. The Warriors still lead them by four games in the standings.Klay Thompson scored 15 points, and Curry added 14 for Golden State. Center Andrew Bogut missed his eighth straight game because of an injured right knee. The Warriors, who missed 13 of their first 15 shots in the fourth quarter, went more than 6 1/2 minutes without a field goal until Justin Holidays 3-pointer with 2:39 to play.We went small, and that was very effective for us, Rivers said. We kind of stumbled on a couple of things that we liked and reran it — ran it into the ground. Tonight we settled on one thing, and it was working We didnt try to trick it up. We basically ran it in the fourth quarter for almost six straight minutes and got production out of it.The Clippers missed 16 consecutive shots after DeAndre Jordans game-opening dunk, but the Warriors could do no better than a 20-18 after one quarter. Crawford ended the Clippers field goal drought on a 15-footer with 3:18 left in the period. Last seasons Sixth Man of the Year scored nine points during a 3:13 span to help the Clippers build an 86-74 lead with 7:27 left.Thats what he does. Hes done that time and time again, Griffin said. Sometimes he picks up the scoring slack all by himself. Thats how he was tonight.Paul set up Jordans reverse slam dunk with an alley-oop lob, then embarrassed Curry with a slick crossover dribble that resulted in a three-point play and followed that up with a 3-pointer — all in a 1:24 span — to give Los Angeles a 67-61 lead with 3:52 left in the third quarter.The Clippers trailed just 42-41 at halftime, despite missing 34 of 47 shots and falling behind by as many as 11 points. Griffin ended his shooting drought with a slam dunk that cut the Warriors lead to 34-28 with 4:01 left in the second quarter. J.J. Redick missed his first five attempts before hitting a 3-pointer with 48.2 seconds left in the half, and Paul sank two free throws to cap a 9-0 run.___TIP-INSWarriors: The franchise record on Christmas is 9-14, including a 4-9 mark since the Warriors relocated from Philadelphia to the Bay Area for the 1962-63 season. ... The visiting team has lost the last nine regular-season meetings between the teams since the Warriors 114-110 win at Staples Center on Nov. 3, 2012. ... The Warriors were eliminated by the Clippers in the first round of the 2014 playoffs, losing in seven games.Clippers: The Clippers are 5-8 on Christmas. This was their fifth Christmas game in the last six years and third against the Warriors, who hosted the other two. ... The Clippers have now beaten the Warriors at least once in 28 consecutive seasons since 1987-88, their longest such streak against any club. . ...Jordans grandmother was in attendance on her 80th birthday, and received a huge hand from the sellout crowd when she was introduced during a timeout in the second quarter.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Minnesota on Saturday night.Clippers: Host Toronto on Saturday night. Cosmo Iacavazzi Jersey Store . 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The director of player representation agency First Artist believes there will be a flurry of activity before the European Championships as the Premier League pays its clubs earlier than usual.Smith expects the middle clubs to be more prudent and protect their balance sheets in the hope of considerable investment from emerging markets around the world, notably China, who are changing world football in more ways than one. He told Sky Sports News HQ: The interesting thing is that the Premier League have decided to pay the clubs earlier this year, partly, I guess, because of the European Championships.Its going to be a bit convoluted. What will happen is youll have a spree and then a decline of activity as people wait for the European Championships, and then it will pick up again towards the end of July. Jackson Martinez, in Atletico Madrid, was one of several high profile players to join the Super League this season Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City will be the busiest I suspect. Of the ones coming up, probably Middlesbrough. The rest will be prudent. Its about the valuations of football clubs and how people want to build their businesses, not just about success on the field any more.You have the top five, six clubs very well organised and well owned, and then you have a number of very interested parties around the world looking at Premier League clubs at potential investments.So the clubs in the middle - for example Stoke, West Brom, Swansea and Southampton to a lesser degree - are going to look at their balance sheets and not want to degrade those by overly spending too early with player commitments on their books. Jack May Jersey Store. They want to keep their books in good shape just in case one of these high-net-worths come up.China have exploded onto the football player market in recent months, with its Super League clubs signing world stars in their prime including Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Alex Teixeira.But Smith says Chinese investors are actively looking to invest in Premier League and Championship clubs and make English football richer via revenue streams from the Far East. Jon Smith is director and agent at First Artist representation agency He said: We got very close with a Championship club with some Chinese individuals. It didnt quite happen but the main income stream was to come from China. The UK income stream was just consequential to wash its face.Theres a huge market in China and dont discount other markets like India. Its not there yet; cricket is still the number one sport but football is catching on. Those markets are going to become more important to our Premier League and Championship over the coming years.The home, base market has to be nurtured. We cant have empty stadiums. Theres a great argument for decreasing ticket prices as income from around the world increases. But the market for saleability and profit is going to come from other corners of the world such as America and Asia. Also See: Transfer Centre Latest transfer news Transfer betting Paper Talk ' ' '
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