The Warriors are headed back to Los Angeles with a chance to close out a first-round playoff series with a win at Staples Center on Saturday.

The Warriors earned that right after their foul- and injury-plagued squad held off the Clippers 100-99 on Thursday at Oracle Arena in a win that knotted the series at three games apiece.

"I like my chances because I've got a group of guys that wants to do whatever it takes to win," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said.

In a series filled with twists and turns, the Warriors gutted out a win despite losing big man Jermaine O'Neal to an injury and seeing David Lee foul out.

Stephen Curry scored a game-high 24 points and added nine assists, fulfilling his promise that he would keep on asserting himself on offense despite previous difficulty.

Draymond Green notched yet another playoff double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, providing a challenge for Blake Griffin on defense.

Jamal Crawford came off the bench to lead the Clippers with 19 points, with Matt Barnes adding 18.

Blake Griffin had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists before fouling out as he shot only 8 for 24 from the field.

DeAndre Jordan added nine points and 19 rebounds to go along with four blocks as he continued to control the paint.

A limping Chris Paul played through a right hamstring injury that hampered him throughout the game and limited him to nine points and eight assists on 3-for-10 shooting. Darren Collison added 12 points playing major minutes in place of Paul.

Crawford hit a 3-pointer to cut the Warriors' lead to 96-92 with under two minutes remaining, and Barnes got the Clippers even closer with a layup.