Curry's 43, halfcourt shot help Warriors top Clippers 144-98

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry loses his balance and falls to the floor during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on Saturday Jan. 28 2017 in Oakland

STEPH Curry hit a halfcourt buzzer beater to end the first half and the Golden State Warriors clobbered the Los Angeles Clippers, 144-98, on Saturday in Oakland (Sunday, Manila time).

This will be the Warriors' final regular-season game against the Blazers, who have lost their first three meetings against Golden State - 125-117 on January 4; 135-90 on December 17 and 127-104 on November 1.

Kevin Durant added 23 points and Klay Thompson scored 16 to give Golden State its eighth straight win over its Southern California rival. The Clippers head into the game tonight having lost three of four since star guard Chris Paul went down with a torn thumb ligament. While that was impressive, it was only his 16th, 17th and 18th points of the game. Curry dove to the floor in celebration before dancing with his teammates.

With Curry sidelined, Shaun Livingston is expected to make his first start this season.

This comes after Curry, who has yet to miss a game this season, erupted for 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting (9-of-15 beyond the arc) in Saturday's rout of the Clippers.

The Golden State Warriors' point guard has been ruled out for the game against the Blazers with the stomach flu.

"Mo is one of my favorite people that I have ever been around", Kerr said.

Kerr, who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Donald Trump, was asked for his reaction to the crackdown on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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