The Los Angeles Clippers had to break a sweat to overcome a 22-point deficit in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks, who arrived at Staples Center amid a streak of eight consecutive victories. The Angelenos finally won 119-110 after reversing a difficult situation thanks to their less common substitutes.
With his best scoring mark of the season, Terance Mann led the revolution of Tyronn Lue’s team bench with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists. He was not alone and is that Luke Kennard didn’t miss a shot in the 18 minutes who was on the court and ended with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (8-8 TC and 4-4 3P) to complete the job tying his best scoring record of the course.
“With the team we have, we know we can make some comebacks”, Kennard appreciated after his great game and the impressive Los Angeles comeback. At 66-88 in the third quarter, Lue got tired and took out all the headlines in the game as a reprimand.
With the reserves on track, L.A. ended the match with a tremendous 53-22 partial that annulled the 28 points and 8 assists from Trae Young and the 23 John Collins goals. It’s Atlanta’s first loss in March and the first since Nate McMillan took over the team.
Kawhi leonard, with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, he was tasked with executing the opponent on the last few possessions with two consecutive 3-pointers that just took off the Clippers in the final minute. Without needing a Paul george very blurred, which ended with his worst scoring mark of the course with 8 points,
THE. showed that with character and motivation they can achieve many things.
Not counting the headlines either Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka, who has missed the last four games due to back problems, the Angelenos also took advantage of the meeting in the offices a few hours before the end of the NBA market.
While the ball was still running through the Staples, the Clippers traded Mfiondu Kabengele to the Sacramento Kings to free up a space in the squad that will allow them to sign up to two new players in the next few hours to complete their squad for the playoffs in May.