Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Review 7/30/20
The second and final game of the first night of the NBA restart in Orlando was another match up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Lebron James was questionable to play before the game and there was some uncertainty around Anthony Davis playing after being poked in the eye in a scrimmage game earlier in the week.
Louis Williams was missing from the game because he is in a 10 day quarantine after leaving the bubble and visiting a gentleman’s club. Montrezl Harrell missed the game because he was excused from the bubble last week and has not yet returned. Patrick Beverly was questionable before the game but did come off the bench.
Paul George started for the Clippers and played 34 minutes. He shot 11-17 from the field and 6-11 from 3-point range. He scored 30 points which was a team high, he grabbed 5 rebounds, got 3 assists and 3 steals. Kawhi Leonard played for 33 minutes, he shot 7-16 from the field and 3-4 from 3-point range. He scored 28 points, grabbed 3 boards, dished out 4 assists, got 2 steals and 2 blocks. Reggie Jackson started at point guard for the Clippers. He played for 34 minutes and shot 3-10 form the field and 1-4 from beyond the arc. He scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and got 4 assists.
Patrick Beverley came off the bench. He played 16 minutes and shot 3-7 from the field and 2-3 from 3-point range. He scored 12 points and got 1 rebound and 1 assist.
LeBron James played 34 minutes and shot 6-19. He shot 2-7 from beyond the arc. He grabbed a double-double with 11 rebounds and 16 points. He dished out 7 assists. Anthony Davis played 35 minutes and shot 8-19 from the field. He scored a game high 34 points. He grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.
Kyle Kuzma played for 31 minutes off the bench. He shot 4-8 from the field and 4-7 from 3. He scored 16 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and got 2 assists. Recent signing Dion Waiters came off the bench and shot 5-10 from the field. He scored 11 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 21 minutes of game time.
The game came down to the last couple of possessions, LeBron scored a tough putback bucket to give the Lakers the lead.
With a few seconds remaining Kawhi had the ball and was locked up by LeBron forcing him to hand the ball off to Paul George who LeBron then switched onto. George shot a 3 with just over a second to go but he missed it and the Lakers took the win.
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