The Los Angeles Clippers blew out the Washington Wizards in a huge win for the team.
Multiple players scoring and being unselfish helped the Los Angeles Clippers dominate in their 136-104 win against the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening.
In dominating fashion, many of the Clippers’ players were in double figures as the team never trailed in the game. The Clippers were also clicking on the defensive end, utilizing their ball movement, and even making three-point shots in the team’s group effort to get the win.
The Clippers’ chemistry and unselfishness led the way to high assist numbers for the team as they had 35 assists in contrast to the Wizards’ 18 assists in this ball game. The Clippers also outrebounded the Wizards 57-45 which led to good offensive possessions in transition.
Los Angeles’ 16-0 run in the third quarter blew the game open for the Clippers as they never looked back in the second half.
As nine players were in double figures in this contest, the team shot 54 percent from the field and 55 percent from beyond the arc on 16-29 three-pointers.
Many players had their shining moments throughout the game as Avery Bradley led the way in the first quarter with nine points. Bradley was able to get his teammates involved in the first half as well with five assists.
Bradley’s defensive presence was a source for him getting into an offensive rhythm. He finished the game with 15 points, one rebound, and five assists.
Tobias Harris’ scoring run did not stop in this contest as he led the Clippers in points. He finished the game with 22 points on 9-14 field goals and 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles’ bench has been on a scoring roll in recent games and they did not let up in this contest against Washington. The Clippers’ bench outscored the Wizards’ bench 73-49 in this game.
Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams led the way for the bench as they had a combined 30 points on 13-20 field goals. As both players come off the bench for the Clippers, they are able to give the team a new energy.
Harrell’s play from the game against the Houston Rockets did not let up in this game. Harrell dominated the paint for the Clippers in this game as he finished with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks.
Williams scored 14 points in approximately 4.5 minutes of play early in the fourth quarter. He was able to extend the Clippers lead to 27 on a three pointer early in the fourth to bring the score to 114-87. Williams had 17 points, six assists, and a steal in the game.
Boban Marjanović played a very productive fourth quarter for the Clippers off the bench. On an assist from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Marjanović made a cutting dunk with 31.2 seconds left in the fourth to seal the win for the Clippers.
Marjanović was everywhere on the floor for Los Angeles in the fourth as he finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.
Gilgeous-Alexander and Mike Scott also contributed with double-digit scoring off the bench along with many defensive stops. Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while Scott had 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
The Clippers’ defense held the Wizards’ backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal to 16-36 field goals and 1-8 three-pointers in the ball game. Keeping both Wall and Beal contained was one of the keys for the Clippers as Wall and Beal were not as effective in the second half as they were in the first.
Wall finished with 18 points, three rebounds, and five assists while Beal had 20 points and seven rebounds. Ian Mahinmi was the only other starter to have double digit scoring with 11 points to go along with seven rebounds.
Jeff Green had 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists off the bench. In his first appearance back to Staples Center, Austin Rivers was greeted with a tribute video for his time with the Clippers midway through the first quarter. Rivers finished the game with nine points, three assists, one rebound, one steal, and one rebound.
Los Angeles moves to 4-2 on the season. The Clippers will travel to Oklahoma City and play the Thunder on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PT.