He also had a steal, swiping the ball from Branham to begin the possession that led to his second 3. – 9:33 PM Your typical Clippers 3rd quarter where Kawhi Leonard goes off. He and PG have 19 of the 28 Clippers points in this quarter, and a 10-0 run has Clippers up 93-90. That’s cool. This game will be decided in the 4th quarter, and Kawhi has emptied the clip in the 3rd quarters… – 9:32 PM Four Clippers standing, watching, as Johnson’s shot missed and no one boxed out to grab the rebound and end the possession. Spurs get a follow dunk off the miss. A few weeks ago the Clips cited their inability to finish possessions as a key defensive flaw.
16 points, 12 assists, 0 turnovers. I think he likes this matchup: Only five turnovers in 83 total minutes vs. San Antonio this season for PG. – 10:20 PM Only game with more points this season for Clippers was the 142 they scored in OT at Detroit on December 26. First road win for Clippers (and Paul George win overall) since December 27. Also most points allowed in a Clippers win decided in regulation this season. – 10:17 PM Clippers beat San Antonio 131-126 to get back to. 500 at 24-24. They’re 14-0 against Spurs, Rockets, Lakers, Trail Blazers, Pistons, Hornets.
44 assist-TO ratio was the best of season for Clippers. 7 of PG and Kawhi’s 19 assists tonight were to each other. – 11:08 PM Kawhi on still being booed here (courtesy of @Abrjsdad): “Fans are very competitive here. When I’m at the games you might hear boos, but if I’m walking on the street or going to restaurants, people come up to me and still tell me how much they love my game & like me as a person. ” – 10:59 PM Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan They’re not winning but the Spurs keep playing pretty entertaining basketball (it’s all relative): – Collins with a season high, just keeps improving – Langford always seems like he’s everywhere all at once – Keldon was Keldon, Sochan was Sochan – Branham doing things Fun team.
It’s still there. – 9:27 PM Clippers on 6-0 run to cut San Antonio lead to 78-75 with 8:44 left in third quarter. Paul George created last four Clippers FGs: – Dime to Zubac dunk after applying truck stick – Layup from Leonard – Assist to T Mann floater – Assist to cutting T Mann for dunk – 9:22 PM It’s sort of an arbitrary threshold, I realize, but there’s a pretty clear trend-line in Clippers results this season: When they hold opponents to <45% FG%: 17-4 When opponents shoot 46% or better: 6-20 – 9:15 PM The consistent weakness of LA’s defense all season has been their inability to force TOs. They have been good at everything else at some point of this season (fouls, rebounds, rim protection, 3 prevention).
But you can pass ball safely against them. Spurs: 20:3 AST-TO ratio. – 9:14 PM Spurs had 42 points in the paint in first half. Teams are increasingly fine just beating (insert Clippers perimeter defender here) and attacking whoever is at the rim, which is too often no one. – 9:11 PM Clippers offense works, especially when they take care of the ball. Which they did not do in 2nd quarter. After no 1st quarter TOs, Clippers had 6 in 2nd, while Spurs had 9:1 assist-TO ratio in that period. 9-2 points off TOs advantage for Spurs in 2Q. Matches halftime lead. – 9:10 PM San Antonio leads Clippers 72-65 at halftime.
5 out with lead down to 131-126. – 10:11 PM Leonard lays in lob from PG to give Clippers largest lead for either team at 127-117. Clippers offense definitely blueprinting against the NBA’s worst defense. No shade. Have you seen the alternative? 110 seconds left to play. – 10:05 PM Dwain Price @DwainPrice It’s a final: #Mavs 115, Heat 90. Luka had 34-12-7, Spencer scores 19 pts, Reggie scored 15 pts, Josh scored 12 pts, Dorian had 10 pts. Mavs are 25-22 and will host the Clippers on Sunday at 1:30 p.
You can do the math on that one. Most points by Kawhi Leonard (36) since Game 6 at Dallas in 2021. And that’s where Clippers are next. – 10:14 PM Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy It took a while, but the Clippers took care of the Spurs in San Antonio 131-126. Leonard and Powell were sensational in a high-scoring, hot shooting game. Clips back to. 500. – 10:14 PM Final: Clippers improve to 24-24 with 131-126 win in San Antonio. The good: Kawhi scores a season-high 36 pts on 18 shots. Norm with a 2nd straight highly efficient game, 26 pts on 11 shots.
– 9:41 PM Clippers trailed 90-83 before beginning a 15-5 run to end the third quarter. Kawhi had 15 points in the third quarter and 30 for the night. – 9:40 PM Brad Townsend @townbrad Doncic starting the fourth: Clearly the object is to put the Heat away, get Doncic and the other starters out of the game and rest for Sunday’s 2:30 p. tip against the Clippers. – 9:37 PM Clippers used a 10-0 run to take a 93-90 lead with 3:33 left in the 3Q. Kawhi scored 8 of those points with a pair of 3s and a slam.