Completed a significant “4-point hit” in the previous game to win the franchisespeedboatHowever, today’s game is against James Harden, who gave the team its first win.SpursThe team battle calmed down a bit, scoring only 13 points, but he sent 10 assists and zero turnovers, helping the Clippers dominate the Spurs throughout the game. In the end, the Clippers also won their second consecutive victory with 124:99.
The Clippers, who were on a losing streak once Harden joined, voluntarily sent Russell Westbrook from the starting lineup to the bench in the last game. The team ultimately relied on Harden’s key shooting to end the losing streak. This lineup arrangement also remained in place today against the Spurs, with Harden starting alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and Westbrook once again coming off the bench.
Facing the Spurs led by Victor Wembanyama, the Clippers taught their younger brothers a lesson. In the first half, the team tried its best and scored 66 points. In the second half, they made a comeback without giving their opponents any chance to take the lead and continued to win. The lead expanded, and in the end, the 25-point margin resulted in the Spurs’ fifth-longest nine-game losing streak in franchise history.
The Clippers performed best today, George scored 28 points and 6 assists, Leonard also scored 21 points, and Harden scored 13 points and 10 assists. It was the sixth time in his career he had double-digit assists and zero turnovers. A single game. performance, all of the bench, including Westbrook, Norman Powell and Daniel Theis, scored in double figures.
Regarding the team’s performance in the last two games, Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue bluntly said that he has received an “instruction manual”. “We’re playing better now and everyone is more comfortable. It’s not just Westbrook who has made the transition to playing first. We’ve allowed the other team to play more games with George and use him as the main pivot of the attack . That got him warmed up and got into his groove. We understood how to rotate the lineup and what we wanted to do. Tonight we are going in the right direction and it’s a big win for us.”
The Spurs had their best performance today, with Keldon Johnson scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. As for Wembanyama, he made only 4 goals in 12 shots and had 9 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks.