The night belonged to Paul George, as he had one of the best shooting nights of his entire career. He finished with a game-high 36 points and knocked down eight from deep, as the Clippers defeated the Cavaliers, 121-99.
Majority of George’s points came from three, as he finished the game 8-for-9. He was one short of the franchise record. It was the seventh instance in franchise history that a player has made at least eight three-pointers, with George being the only player to do it two times.
Check out some of these three-pointers PG made on the night. Sheesh.
.@Yg_Trece feelin' good and lettin' it fly.@FoxSportsWest | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/MxArH5UMWS— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 4, 2021
PG BEATS THE BUZZER!— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 4, 2021
1 RETWEET = 1 VOTE @Yg_Trece x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/VDF3UyxeI6
Cash.@Yg_Trece | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/G1OPxJiif5— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 4, 2021
It wasn’t just George who was knocking em down from deep. As a team, the Clippers were 20-for-34 (58.8 percent) from beyond the arc. Kawhi Leonard and Luke Kennard each knocked down three with Serge Ibaka and Lou Williams each draining two. Tonight was the second time this season the Clippers have knocked down 20 from deep and only the sixth time they’ve done it in franchise history.
If the three-ball is falling, LA will be a tough team to beat. When they make at least 16 three-pointers the Clippers are 12-0 this season.
Early on, this game looked as if it would be a blowout. The Clippers reached a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, but in typical Clippers fashion that lead quickly evaporated. If you went to make dinner, you would have come back to see them down four with four minutes left in the half. LA went on a run to end the half and took a three-point lead at the half.
The dominance continued in the second half, as the Clippers outscored Cleveland by 19 points.
The Clippers will head back home, finishing their six-game road trip with a record of 4-2. As of the moment, their 17 wins are the most in the NBA. Their next game will be Thursday night against the Celtics at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.