OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Mark Jackson is considering a lineup change in the frontcourt for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I won't say whether I will or with who, but it's possible," Jackson said Friday. "We've got to figure out a way to present some resistance. I think things are going a little too smooth right now for Blake (Griffin)."

So as Golden State tries to even up the series, it's possible forward David Lee could come off the bench. After Griffin began the third quarter with 10 straight Clippers points in Thursday's Game 3 loss, Jackson sat Lee for nearly an entire quarter in favor of Draymond Green.

"Defensively, things were happening a little too easy," Jackson said of sitting Lee.

"I thought he battled after that. I thought the start in the third quarter, we were very passive."

Lee acknowledged that Griffin, who has combined to score 67 points in Games 2 and 3, has outplayed him in those games.

"We know that we still haven't played in my opinion very good ball for our team," Lee said. "We played a decent second half in the first game. We played awful in the second game. And (Thursday), we still haven't shot the ball well. We still haven't played I don't think our brand of defense."

Jackson also sat down center Jermaine O'Neal in the third quarter in favor of Harrison Barnes, as O'Neal didn't check back in until the game's final play. But Jackson said O'Neal was fine physically and that he liked the defense the 35-year-old played on Griffin.


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On offense, the Warriors are also having an issue going up against Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan, who has dominated with 15 blocked shots in the three games with most of those coming against Lee.

"When we do attack them, attack with a purpose," Jackson said. "At times, we've been tentative with that also.

"We're not putting pressure on (Jordan). He's doing a great job of disrupting, altering shots or blocking shots, but we're not being aggressive when we go in there also, so we're doing him a favor."

Jackson said he also saw opportunities for Stephen Curry to be more aggressive in attacking the trap and looking to make plays out of it.

Curry has been quiet during stretches early in the game, and with the Clippers forcing the ball out of his hands, the Warriors have committed 66 turnovers over the three games.

"When you think about the mistakes made last night, when you think about us not making shots throughout the series yet, we still had an opportunity to win the game last night," Jackson said. "And that's what mistakes, that's what missed shots, that's what uncharacteristic plays (do)."

The Warriors still appear confident because they have yet to play their best heading into Sunday's Game 4, which guard Klay Thompson said was "definitely" a must-win game at Oracle Arena.

"We don't want to go down to L.A. down 3-1, backs to the wall," Thompson said. "We're lucky it's the first to four (wins). Next game, we've got to be the ones that throw the first punch."

The Clippers are taking on the mindset that they'll be ready for whatever the Warriors bring going forward.

"We've got a 2-1 lead, and as far as I'm concerned, that means zero to us," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We have to be better.

"They're going to come out desperate, but so are we."

Sunday's game
L.A. Clippers at Warriors, 12:30 p.m. ABC