OAKLAND -- The two-day layoff between Game 2 and Game 3 of the Warriors' first round playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers is good for aching bodies, but not so much for bruised egos.

Golden State forward David Lee said he wishes the Warriors could've played again Tuesday night after getting drubbed by 40 points Monday in Los Angeles.

"After losing the game the way we did in Game 2, I was ready to get right back on the court and have a back-to-back to get that one out of my mind," Lee said before Thursday's morning shootaround. "The schedule is the way that it is and it does let you recover and get some treatment."

The extra rest could be important considering the physicality of the series, which isn't likely to change as the series resumes in Oakland.

"They're a physical team in general so they're going to continue to play that way," Warriors guard Steve Blake said of the Clippers. "It's a part of the game and we'll have to adjust to their physicality a little bit."

There will be another two-day gap before the Warriors and Clippers meet in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.

Stephen Curry said earlier this week that he felt fine physically after taking several blows during Monday's loss, but the early days off certainly can't hurt the Warriors' star point guard who will need to bring plenty of energy and offensive firepower for Golden State to regain the edge in the series.

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