The Clippers return from breaking all the stars with a landslide victory over the Warriors
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 130-104 to spend three straight matches of defeats to close the first half of the season and send the message that the all-star break was good for the Los Angeles team.
In the third quarter, the Clippers scored 45 points, the highest total ever recorded in a quarter this season.
“I actually attribute that to the defense,” he said. Kawhi Leonard After the meeting in which he rested in the last period. “If we can keep the opponents at an average of 17 points every quarter, I feel we can win every game. We also like to handle the ball well, but we are not yet where we want to be, we have to keep working.”
After advancing to 39 points, coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest the start for the fourth quarter. The Clippers rotation included 14 players and all contributed, four with double-digit points: Leonard (28), Paul George (17), Serge Ibaka (16) and Lou Williams (14).
Ibaka scored a double double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
“I was just trying to be very active in the attack, and it worked out for me. There are nights when things don’t go well and you don’t get rebounds, and now it goes the way I wanted it.”
Patrick Beverly was unable to finish the match with the Clippers due to his right knee pain and left the ground after 11 minutes of play. The team is optimistic that it’s not a serious thing. It must be remembered that Beverly has lost 10 games this season due to the same illness.
“You have to make sure (Beverly) gets her treatment and does what we do.” Leonard said, “I have faith in him and I know he will watch all the matches and our tactics.” It’s about maintaining your thinking about the game, even if you’re off the field with an injury. (Patrick) is a player who keeps his focus, so I’m sure he will be able to get back to the hundred when he’s ready.
Clippers 25-14 to rank fourth in the Western Conference.
For their part, the Warriors added a setback for the fourth time in a row. Stephen Curry It was postponed to 14 points after hitting six shots out of 16 from the field and only one triple out of eight.
Curry was the winner of the All-Star Weekend Trio and scored 62 points in the All-Star Game.
“(Carey) is clearly the main focus, the main goal when we’re facing them.” George, who had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three heists with Los Angeles, explained, “We put two or three players on his watch literally to force his other players on. Play and shoot.
The Clippers will play three road matches, one against the New Orleans Pelicans and two consecutive matches against the Dallas Mavericks.