Clippers extend win streak to 4 games with rout of Spurs
The last time the Clippers played the San Antonio Spurs, they were mired in a slump, having lost nine of 11 games. This time?
The Clippers (27-24) are enjoying a winning streak, extending it to a season-high four games with a 138-100 victory against the same Spurs team they struggled to beat six days earlier.
“Yeah, things feel different. We still got a long way to go, but things do feel different,” Coach Tyronn Lue said.
“When you win, it changes a lot of things, but we are getting better in certain areas, especially offensively. I think we’re turning the corner in that regard.”
Offensively, the Clippers again got solid production from Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, who did the bulk of the scoring.
George had a game-high 35 points on 14-of-19 shooting (5 for 8 from 3-point range), seven assists and four rebounds, while Leonard finished with 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting and seven assists.
“Offensively, I thought we took advantage of them double-teaming, got to our spacing, our right spacing, moved the basketball,
and took care of the basketball which has been one of our problems this season,” said Lue, pointing to their low number of turnovers.
“Only having five turnovers is huge for us, so PG and Kawhi having 14 assists and no turnovers is big when you’re playing through your two big guys like that.
Like I said, we’re trending upwards but we still got a long way to go, we got to continue to work to get where we want to get to but I like where we’re at right now.”
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