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If the Warriors' bench -- Kent Bazemore in particular -- clearly weren't intimidated by Blake Griffin's response
to the last time they mocked an errant 3-point attempt. Bazemore and Co. feigned shock when Griffin shot a right-corner 3 off the side of the backboard in the third quarter of a 115-94 loss in Oakland on Jan. 2. Three nights later, Griffin and the Clippers exacted revenge for that slight and several others with a 115-89 return beatdown in LA. Fast forward to the Monday's rematch and Griffin shooting an airball 3 from the top of the arc, after which Bazemore went Fred Sanford and staggered back into the bench as if he were about to faint. Griffin finished two assists short of a triple-double, but the Warriors got the payback they were looking for after the Clippers clowned them at the Staples Center. True rivalries are borne in hard-fought playoff series and maybe we'll get one between these two teams, but there's enough there already to assure both will be circling next season's meetings on their calendar.