The eaves Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers It took less than 24 hours to forget the frustrating loss they had suffered the night before against the Brooklyn Nets and imposed their best game and individual class against the Cleveland Cavaliers, to those who won at home by 99-121.
George, who was one of the players who came out most frustrated from the loss to the Nets because of the treatment they gave him. referees, claimed with 36 points, including eight 3-pointers from nine attempts, six assists and four rebounds.
The Clippers star forward said what happened the night before served as an inspiration for the game against the Cavaliers. “I think the experience against the Nets helped us all to realize that we had to fight even harder when it came to achieving the important wins we need to stay ahead in the fight to finish with the best brand“emphasized George.
George’s scoring inspiration allowed the Clippers (17-6) to get back on the winning track and be the first team in the League to reach 17 wins.
The Clippers began the journey without their two All-Stars, as both George and the forward Kawhi Leonard They were discharged by the covid-19 protocols and the first two games were lost against the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat.
Now that they are back, the Clippers finished the tour with a winning record of 4-2 after losing only to the Hawks (108-99) and the Nets and 11-2 in the last 13 games they have disputed.
The Clippers made 20 3s to avoid two losses in a row for the first time this season. It is the only team in the league that has not lost two games in a row.
Forward Kawhi Leonard added 24 points, six rebounds and three assists, while the reserve guard Lou Williams added 15 points.
The Congolese power forward nationalized Spanish Serge Ibaka he contributed 14 points in 20 minutes of play by scoring 6 of 8 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 triples. In addition, he had four rebounds and gave three assists.
The Croatian pivot Ivica Zubac he became the Clippers’ best player in the paint by achieving a double-double of 10 points, 16 rebounds -10 defensively-, and had three blocks.
The base Collin Sexton He regained his status as leading scorer for the Cavaliers (10-12) by scoring 27 goals, which did not prevent defeat for the third in the last four games they have played.
Guard Darius Garland contributed 23 points and Andre Drummond he got 13 points, but did not have prominence in the inside game, getting only five rebounds.