Paul George scores 17 in loss to Nets 110-95
Load management continues to be the theme for Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers' coaching strategy. Leonard is in no rush to come back and has stated that he is taking the doctor's advice and will wait until everything heals to play in back-to-back games. Which means, once again, the Clippers will have to depend on PG 13 to be R-rated and make things happen.
That was not the case in a match-up with the Nets. George had a tough night scoring the ball and was trying to get his teammates involved. Down by double digits in the fourth, the Clippers got themselves in position to make the game interesting, but too much Slim Reaper was the Achillies heel for the Clipper's defense. KD finished with 27 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds. LA had no answer with stopping Durant from getting to his spots on the floor.
Outside of PG, the only bright spot in the game was Ivica Zubac, who had 16 points and 15 rebounds. Zubac was nearly unstoppable and kept his team from letting the game get away from them. With another loss under their belt, it is time for Coach Lou to go back to the drawing board and figure out where they could create some type of offense. It doesn't make sense with the type of talent they have on their bench, that they cannot find any type of offense that could help out PG.