The Clippers didn’t let an early start ruin their day, as they knocked down more than half of their shots in their 129-115 victory over the New York Knicks.
We’ve seen it so often, where the Clippers play an early Sunday game and look absolutely awful. That wasn’t the case on Sunday afternoon, as they scored 129 points while shooting 54 percent from the field and 45 percent from deep. As a team, LA knocked down 17 from deep.
Through the first half, it was actually a back-and-forth game, with the Knicks looking like they’d be able to pull off the upset. New York led by two points after one quarter, and trailed by only a point at halftime.
The Clippers couldn’t miss in the third quarter. No, seriously. Through the first 11 and a half minutes, LA only missed three shots. They scored 35 points in the quarter to give them a double-digit lead entering the final frame. However, the Knicks inched their way back into the game, cutting their deficit to only two points with over seven minutes remaining.
Over the final seven minutes of the game, the Clippers outscored the Knicks 24-12 and escaped with a convincing 14-point victory.
All around, it was a very impressive team outing from LA, as they had six players score in double figures. Kawhi Leonard led the way, scoring a game-high 28 points. Paul George had yet another fantastic game, as he scored 17 points with eight rebounds and five assists.
Patrick Patterson got the start for the injured Nicolas Batum and couldn’t miss out there. No actually, he didn’t miss on the afternoon. He knocked down all five of his shots from the field, and was 3-for-3 from deep. Reggie Jackson had another great game, as he’s been excellent for the Clips since being inserted into the lineup. He had 18 points and knocked down three from deep.
The Clippers continue their dominant start to the season and have now won 10 of their last 11 games. Their next contest will be a fun one, as they’ll take on the revamped Brooklyn Nets this Tuesday night.