(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Since Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin captivated the Bay Area in the ``Run TMC'' days of the early 1990s, the Golden State Warriors have been known for scoring a lot of points and giving up even more.
Not anymore.
In Mark Jackson's second season as coach, the Warriors finally have started to change their focus. Golden State (21-10) is off to its best start in more than 20 years entering Wednesday night's home game against the NBA-best Los Angeles Clippers (25-6), a surprising turnaround that has been propelled largely by defense.
The Warriors rank third in the league in rebounding differential (plus-4.19) and fourth in average opponents' field-goal percentage (42.9 percent). They beat the Clippers 114-110 in Los Angeles on Nov. 3.
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail OKC takes on surging Los Angeles group It’s official: Russell Westbrook is the first NBAer since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double in the first half of a season. But will the multifaceted...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Suns Prediction Are the Utah Jazz a good bet to cover tonight as a road favorite versus the Phoenix Suns at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Hornets vs. Celtics Prediction The Celtics are 5-point home favorites versus the Hornets on Monday night - will Boston cover when the teams tip-off at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Hawks vs. Knicks Prediction The Knicks are a small home underdog versus the Hawks today at 1:00PM ET. Will New York cover the spread?
Thumbnail Hosts seek redemption after holiday collapse Despite the best efforts of Kevin Durant, Golden State suffered a gut-wrenching loss to Cleveland on Christmas. But is tonight’s rematch bound to produce...
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages