The LA Clippers took on the Orlando Magic as the restarted season kicked off.
The LA Clippers came out sluggish early and had moments were it did look like they were adjusting to the pace of the game but overall it was a solid performance by the team.
Among the faces still not in the bubble includes center Ivica Zubac and guard Landry Shamet. The Clippers expect both players to be present in the next couple of days/weeks.
Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell are currently not with the team as both players are dealing with family-emergencies (our thoughts and prayers go out to both).
Now let’s jump right into our five takeaways from today’s game.
Getting more than 5 months to recover from any nagging injuries and tread on the tires proved vital for the LA Clippers.
Paul George started off slow but soon turned it around as he has mentioned before that this hiatus allowed him to fully recover from his shoulder surgery and hamstring injuries that plagued him all season.
PG looked solid with the ball in his hands as he had defenders stopped in their tracks all game long as he drove it in and drained the three-ball.
Another player that looked well-rested was Lou Williams. Not only is he sporting a new look (honoring Allen Iverson) but Lou had a pep in his step today.
Though Lou was handling the ball throughout the night for the second-unit with Reggie Jackson starting, he was very productive getting to the rim and finding open shooters such as JaMychal Green, Patrick Patterson, and Rodney McGruder.