The Los Angeles Clippers (hereinafter referred to as the Clippers) won 10 consecutive wins in a face-to-face confrontation with their local rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers (hereinafter referred to as the Lakers), who struggled alone with LeBron James (38), thanks to the performances of Paul George (32) and Kawhi Leonard (32).
The Clippers beat the NBA 2022-23 season regular league Lakers by 133-115, 18 points, held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA on the afternoon of the 25th (Korean time). With this, the Clippers ranked 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 26-22 and continued their three-game winning streak. (Lakers 22-26)
Paul George scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, and Norman Powell scored 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. For the Lakers, LeBron scored 46 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals, and Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and 5 assists.
The gap between the two teams began to widen in the second quarter. The Clippers bench lineup led by George gradually moved ahead of the Lakers bench lineup led by LeBron and succeeded in widening the gap to 15 points with organic passing. In addition, the Clippers quickly finished the first half with a 77-54, 23-point lead as Leonard, Nicholas Batum, and Powell boasted overwhelming shooting sense.
Lebron entered the third quarter and performed better than the first half. He scored 19 points alone with 13 points and 3 assists in the 3rd quarter, leading to a rebound in the Lakers’ mood. However, the Clippers also faced the fourth quarter with a 98-82, 16-point lead thanks to Leonard and Powell’s scoring support.
Even in the 4th quarter, LeBron fought back against Team Clippers. Lebron was responsible for all 11 points in the early quarter, responding to the Clippers’ powerful wing lineup. Here, the Lakers helped Lebron to Westbrook and succeeded in narrowing the gap to 10 points with 6 minutes and 40 seconds left in the game. However, Leonard appeared and after stealing Schroeder’s ball, Andrew played, and Westbrook’s ball was swept away and connected to a fast dunk.
In the end, the Lakers took out all the starting players with 5 minutes left in the game, and the Clippers brought the starting players to the bench in turn, and the game entered the end. The Clippers won the Lakers by 133-115, 18 points, with Terrence Man, Powell, and Covington scoring additional points. 메이저놀이터