Another disappointing loss to the Thunder leaves the Clippers under .500

Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a disappointing loss in their fourth game of the season, the LA Clippers have yet to build on their preventable issues. Outside of rebounding and turning the ball over, the Clippers are playing exceptionally well. The game plan is working, as the offense seemed to be much more fluid in their second contest with the OKC Thunder.

Furthermore, this game had redemption written all over it. Two-way wing Norman Powell looked fantastic as he erupted for 21 points while shooting 9-15 from the field. This performance by Powell erased any worries Clipper fans had about his offensive abilities.

In addition, play-making point guard Reggie Jackson also had a phenomenal night, scoring 18 points on 8-13 shooting. Not only was he getting to the rim, but he appeared to be moving much better despite the concerns about his groin injury.

One reason the LA Clippers fell to the Thunder was the sickness of franchise star Paul George. Although he finished the game with ten points, seven rebounds, and three assists, George’s impact and shot-creation ability were not there. If George was at his best, the Clippers could have quickly put the Thunder to rest as they made a mid-game 18-point comeback.

While the current roster may be a mess, the LA Clippers will find their way as the season progresses.

The LA Clippers’ chances of beating the Thunder were very slim as they turned the ball over 19 times and shot below 75% from the free-throw line. Additionally, much of the team’s chemistry seemed to be a bit off-timing, leading to the ridiculous amount of turnovers.

One player who deserves his flowers despite the loss is the glass-cleaning big man, Ivica Zubac. As he is in his seventh season in the NBA, it is safe to say that Zubac has entered the prime years of his career. Moreover, Zubac posted a surreal stat line of 12 points and 18 rebounds (career-high) in 34 minutes of playing time.

Standing in line behind countless notable performances was the speedy point guard, John Wall. In his second match-up with the Thunder, Wall may have had his best showing of the season. In only 21 minutes, Wall reminded NBA fans what he could do with his 17 points and six assists, including a left-handed slam that made its way into the highlight reel.

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With a record of 2-3, the LA Clippers have a long journey ahead of them if their goal is to secure a top seed in the Western Conference. Once Leonard makes his complete return, Lue and the squad will be in much better shape to spark a winning streak. Until then, the Clippers’ best chance at winning games will be to clean up their mistakes.