Three-point shooting was the key factor in Clippers' victory over the Pelicans, 126-103
Orlando- The Los Angles Clippers stroke gold, as they demolished the New Orleans Pelicans from the three-point strike to win their first game of the NBA restart, 126-103.
The Clippers came out the gate hot against the Pelicans, as they went on a 12-4 run and put the Pelicans in a deep hole early in the first quarter. Paul George went 3 of 3 from the three-point strike and finished the quarter with 9 points. The Clippers in total went 9 of 14 from behind the arch, as they finished the quarter 37-25. In the second quarter, the Clippers kept shooting the three at 52%. Contributions by Patrick Beverly and Reggie Jackson was huge in the quarter. Both players were aggressive with driving to the hole, getting to the free-throw line, and making the right passes to wide-open teammates. Both players combined for 21 points before the half. The halftime score was 77-45.
In the second half, the Clippers cruised the entire two quarters. The Pelicans could not stop the outside shooting of the Clippers and struggled to find their rhythm. The Clippers' bench sealed the day in the fourth quarter, as they went on a 20-10 run to put the game away. Los Angeles shot the three at 53% and made 25 out of 47 shots.
Kawhi Leanard finished the game with 24 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds. George finished the game with 28 points, 1 assist, and 3 rebounds.