The Warriors took a 43-41 lead into the half of their season-opener at Oracle Arena, but the Clippers responded with a 34-point third quarter to hand Mark Jackson a 105-86 loss in his NBA coaching debut.
The No. 1 seed and home-field advantage is out of the picture for the 49ers after the Packers wrapped up the best record in the NFC with a win over the Bears. But San Francisco is still in a race with the Saints for the No. 2 seed.
Jim Harbaugh used some 'gamesmanship' to help Alex Smith and the 49ers escape with a win in a hostile Seattle environment, bringing San Francisco a win or Saints loss away from the No. 2 seed in the NFC.