The LA Clippers have had some not-so-great moments so far this year, but they’ve also had plenty of incredible ones.
Many of their wins have been exciting, nail-biting, or even inspiring. Their most exciting win of the year, however, was very obvious.
It was the one game the Clips have played against the Los Angeles Lakers in. They took the W, and they did it in perfect fashion.
Everyone contributed in the LA Clippers win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
First, Luke Kennard played out of his mind for the LA Clippers. He had 19 points on seven of ten shooting and was five of eight from deep. He had four rebounds and a steal too.
The best part, however, was WHEN he produced at that level. With a minute and 13 seconds remaining in the game, he hit one of his clutch threes to put the Clips up four. After the Lakers responded with a bucket of their own and brought it within two, Kennard hit another clutch three-point strike with 37.5 seconds left.
And it wasn’t even just Kennard who stepped up for a Paul George, who went seven of 20 and zero for seven from behind the three-point line (I’ll add that he did have nine assists, eight rebounds and two steals though).
Marcus Morris Sr. hit the dagger with seven seconds left to put the game away.
We needed it, as we were only up three at that point and the Lakers could still come back if he didn’t hit it. He was sensational all night, draining seven of 12 shots, with six threes out of nine attempts. Serge Ibaka also had one of his best outings of the year–coming up with a block, a steal, and nine points off of nailing all three of his three-point attempts.
The other two centers excelled as well, as Isaiah Hartenstein went five of seven for 11 points and Ivica Zubac went three of four for 12 points.
It was the definition of a team effort. The team was without our franchise player and didn’t even get their best basketball from PG13. It didn’t matter, as we still found a way to do L.A. Our Way.