Lou Williams drops 50 in win vs. Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10: Lou Williams
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10: Lou Williams /

Lou Williams dropped a career-high 50 points Wednesday night versus the Golden State Warriors.

Wednesday night was arguably one of the more impressive Clipper victories over the course of the last few seasons. They defeated the Warriors 125-106. This was LA’s first win over Golden State in 12 tries. For the Clips, they’ve been needing a miracle in order to get over the hump and defeat the world champs for years. Last night, their miracle presented itself on a silver platter.

Lou Williams, who is having the greatest season of his career, dropped 50 points last night.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Lou Williams scored FIFTY points last night. It was a career-high for the 31 year-old. This was the first time a Clipper has scored 50 in a game, since Charles Smith against the Denver Nuggets in December of 1990.

Williams, who has been coming off the bench all season, got the start last night. He went 16-27 from the field, and knocked down eight of his 16 attempts from three. He also added seven assists.

For Lou, more than half of his points game in the third quarter, where he poured in 27. This was the most points in a quarter in Clippers history. The record was previously held by Baron Davis, who scored 23 in a quarter back in 2010.

With only 30 seconds left, and a 16-point lead, Lou Will needed only three points to hit the 50 mark. It was clear, he wasn’t leaving Oracle Arena without hitting it.

To put into perspective what kind of a season Lou is having, he is the first Clippers player to have three 40-point games in a single season since 1979-80, per StatMuse. The last player to do that you might ask? World B. Free.

Williams is the fifth player to drop 50 this season, joining LeBron James, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, and Bradley Beal. On the season, the 12-year veteran is averaging 23 points, while shooting 45 percent from the field and 41 percent from three.

The Reaction

Needless to say, anytime someone drops 50, there will be people talking. But when a 12-year veteran does it, twitter nearly breaks. Here are what fellow Clippers had to say following the performance.

Williams also made the rounds after the game, as he was a guest on the Scott Van Pelt show.

To top off last night’s performance, the 6th man informed ESPN that he wanted to stay with the Clippers.

What a game, and what a season for Lou! Perhaps he will go out tonight versus Sacramento and set a new career high. Is asking for 60 points too much?