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NBA: Ibaka imposes his law and the Clippers take out the roller to try to regain the NBA throne

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NBA Paul George was the most prominent in the Los Angeles team

Ibaka beats Drummond in the fight for an offensive rebound

El eaves Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers it took less than 24 hours to forget about the frustrating defeat who the night before had suffered 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 given by the referees, he claimed 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 what we experienced against the Nets helped us all to realize that we had to fight even harder when it came to getting the big wins we need to stay ahead in the fight to end up with the best brand, “said 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 forward Kawhi Leonard were discharged by covid-19 protocols and lost the first two games to 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 having lost only to the Hawks (108-99) and the Nets and 11-2 in the last 13 games they have played.

The Clippers made 20 triples 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.

The eaves 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 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 three assists..

Croatian center Ivica Zubac became the Clippers’ best player in the paint by achieving a double-double of 10 points, 16 rebounds -10 defensive-, and put up three blocks.

The base Collin Sexton regained his status as the Cavaliers’ leading scorer (10-12) by scoring 27 points, who did not avoid defeat for the third in the last four games they have played.

Guard Darius Garland contributed 23 points and Andre Drummond had 13 points, but he did not have prominence in the interior game with only five rebounds.

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