The LA Clippers hold their foot on the gas in a dominant win over the Spurs

John Wall, Terance Mann, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
John Wall, Terance Mann, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

After a near-flawless performance against the Cavs, the LA Clippers may have just topped their best win of the season over the San Antonio Spurs. From the jump, the entire rotation was firing on all cylinders. This paved the way for a significant lead throughout the course of the game.

As a team, the LA Clippers shot 55.0% from the field, 53.8% from the three, and only turned the ball over 13 times. Another reason the Clippers crushed the Spurs was because of their 32 total assists. This contest is a perfect example of how dangerous the head coach Tyronn Lue’s game plan can be when his roster has everything going for them.

While there were several notable performances, the Clippers’ best player was the three-level scoring wing, Norman Powell. Following a hot start, Powell closed the night with 26 points on 10-15 shooting through 31 minutes of action. Furthermore, this was easily Powell’s strongest showing of the season.

In addition, franchise superstar Paul George was the key to the Clippers’ 22-point victory. Although he missed the second half with knee soreness, George went unconscious in his 15 minutes of playing time, posting 21 points on 8-12 shooting, with a +/- of +25. These types of performances from George are precisely what the Clippers need if their overall goal is an NBA championship.

The entire team entered ‘takeover’ mode in the LA Clippers’ blowout win over San Antonio.

The x-factor in the LA Clippers’ win versus the Spurs was, without a doubt, the play-making point guard John Wall. Though he only scored five points, Wall finished with 15 assists, ten of which came in the first quarter. Not to mention there were several vital possessions where Wall pushed the pace leading to easy baskets.

Moreover, two-way stud Kawhi Leonard looked phenomenal once again. As he ended the win with 11 points and four assists, Leonard played exceptionally well on both ends and even showed off his bounce through an alley-oop dunk. Since his return, Leonard has appeared to be the team’s most valuable player, despite his low scoring averages.

That said, if the LA Clippers keep this up, they could find themselves at the top of the Western Conference in no time. The talent, coaching, and depth are all there; it’s just a matter of momentum for Lue and his squad. Starting game’s out on a big lead ultimately results in better shooting splits, fewer turnovers, and more ball movement on offense.

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Nonetheless, the LA Clippers take on the Utah Jazz for their next match-up. This will be a tough contest through all 48 minutes. Additionally, Leonard and George must dominate in all aspects of the game in order to shift the momentum. However, if Lue strikes a similar game plan as he did to the Spurs, the Clippers could hustle their way to a win.