The Clippers shoot the lights out in the Battle of LA

Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

After taking a hit in the Western Conference standings, the LA Clippers have bounced back with a winning streak. However, this was expected as head coach Tyronn Lue has been experimenting with different lineups all season. Now that the roster is relatively healthy, the Clippers have jumped to the fifth seed.

Furthermore, the LA Clippers recently extended their winning streak to three games following a win against the Lakers. The first half of this contest consisted of nothing but elite three-point shooting from Lue and his squad. In fact, the Clippers knocked down 15 three while shooting over 60% throughout the first half.

One of the main reasons the LA Clippers could reach a high standard was their quick ball movement and high IQ. These types of performances are inevitable when considering how much talent and depth the Clippers possess at the wing position.

Additionally, this game sent a strong message to the rest of the league. As the Clippers are looking to extend their winning streak, they have proven how dominant they can be when they are fully healthy. Fans have been waiting for these moments all year, and the time has finally arrived.

LA is officially a Clipper town.

Following another win against the Lakers, the LA Clippers have now won ten in a row. The superstar talents of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led the majority of this win. These two combined for 52 points, 18 rebounds, and seven assists. In addition, Leonard posted two steals and two blocks.

While these two stars showed out, they were not alone. The slashing wing, Norman Powell, was on a heater as he dropped 22 points, four rebounds, and four assists on 8-12 shooting. Other key pieces in Reggie Jackson and Terance Mann also made a notable impact through the win.

Regarding their three-point shooting, the LA Clippers made 19-three-pointers on 38 attempts, on top of a remarkable 60.7% from the field. When Lue and his squad have shooting nights like this, it is very difficult to end games in a loss.

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Nonetheless, the LA Clippers must keep their eyes on the prize as they take on the San Antonio Spurs for their next match-up. If the Clippers lock-in from the jump, they should be looking to end this game by halftime. This will ultimately lead to more rest, making the next contest even easier.