Angeles Clippers are closing the regular season on a very good shape of form. Despite of their ninth place secure on the West Conference some days ago, the gusy of Tyronn Lue do not wanna to relax. This night they add their fourth consecutive victory after win to Sacramento Kings by 118-97. The local team barely found any opposition to win the match on a very easy and comfortable way. The team of Los Angeles is keeping with good feelings for the play-in. They will dispute the first match this Tuesday against Minnesota Timberwolves.
The local team was always ahead during all the game on the scoreboard. From the first half they had an advantage of 20 points that made a lot of security on themselves against Gentry´s team. Kings tried to face to face Clippers in the start on the second half. They dreamed with a comeback. However, a partial of 21-7 promptly returned them to the reality and the difference between both teams opened again. Clippers made at the start of the four quarter the maximum advantage on the match, with 23 points. They enjoyed a placing ending and without surprises.
Paul George, with 23 points and 12 assists, was the MVP of the match and the guilty for the victory of his team. He had so close the triple-double. He ended the match with 23 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. The forward did not necessity to find prominence, but he did again an awesome performance to add and generate plays punishing over and over again the away defenders. The American player Norman Powell, with 20 points, was his best teammate. Meanwhile, Ivica Zubac scored 15 points and achieved a double-double with 12 steals.
“My shoulder is good, I am feeling on a good shape” said George when he was asked about the injury that had him apart from the pitch during some months. “In general, I am trying to focus on every possession and make the best possible play. I like the roll of be the play-maker instead of a pure scorer. My ability to score also opens a lot of pass options, and have too much teammates to score also facilitates things“.
On the away team, just Davion Mitchell completed an acceptable performance with 22 points. Alvin Gentry is giving rest to some important players, so the match was more less decided from the beginning.