As the LA Clippers face off with a Western Conference rival in In-Season Tournament action on Friday night, they are going up against a player with a history of success against the Clippers. Jonas Valanciunas has had some impressive performances against LA over the years.
His strong play against the Clippers is not just a figment of fans' imaginations. In the first half of Friday's contest, Valanciunas continued his trend of unbelievably sharp three-point shooting when facing the Clippers.
Jonas Valanciunas can not miss from three against the Clippers
In his 11 seasons as a pro, Jonas has made more three-pointers against the Clippers than any other NBA team. An incredible 12% of his career three-point makes have come against LA. In the first half on Friday, he knocked down his first attempt to continue his hot shooting.
As of midway through the third quarter, Valanciunas has 12 points and has gone two-for-two from three-point territory. LA will need to find a way to contain the big man and his deceptively strong three-point shot.
The Clippers are still alive in the In-Season Tournament, but a loss against Jonas Valanciunas and the Pelicans would mathematically eliminate them.