Clippers lacked energy against the Nets, as they dropped another game, 129-120
Orlando- Despite Kawhi Leonard going off for 39 points, the Los Angeles Clippers dropped a game they needed against the Brooklyn Nets, 129-120.
With under six games left in the regular season, the Clippers are clinging onto the second seed in the Western Conference by a game and a half after losing to the Nets. From the start of the game to the finish, the Clippers looked tired and out of sync. Leonard and Lou Williams tried to dig their team out double-digit lead in the second half, but their other primary shooters wee not connecting on wide-open looks. The Nets shut Landry Shamet down. Usually, Shamet is the guy that sparks the Clippers' offense up with streaky shots or a defensive play, but he finished the game with only one point in 32 minutes and his defense was non-existent.
The Clippers went 13 of 36 from the three-point strike and could not stop the Nets, who was sizzling from outward land. The Nets went 20 of 43 and shot it at 46%. Even though the Clippers were defeated by the Nets, they did not have Paul George nor Montrezl Harrell in the game. Harrell has stated that he will be back very soon. Williams finished the game with 18 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds.