Los Angeles — It’s not a Clippers match this season unless one team is at least 20 points behind. Tuesday’s large early deficit was just an excuse to end wild prosperity.
The Clippers lost 116-113, but after turning the table in the second half, they recovered from a 19-point half-time deficit, tied a score at the beginning of the fourth quarter and finished again within two points. After 6 points difference in 1 minute, the remaining 47.4.
But with a pair of rebound scrums in the last few seconds of desperation, Patrick Beverley both remained in possession and was asked to foul-sending Patty Mills to the line, where he made one free throw with 27 points. , His team finally tabulated-this time has passed and he stood when Leonard’s three-point shot failed.
San Antonio was keyed by Mills’ career’s best eight three-pointers. He finished 16 to 8 from the floor and 12 to 8 from long distances.
The Clippers took some time to heat up to the second half, but were driven by Beverly’s long-distance 6-9 effort to finish 35-15 deep.
Leonard spent the first seven seasons of his career finishing with the game’s best 30 points and 10 assists against the team that won the first NBA title. Beverly scored 17 points in the second half and was 6 to 6 (5 to 5 from the range of 3 points) from the field after the break. He finished the game with eight rebounds and eight assists.
Before things got tough, the Clippers played against the Spurs on Tuesday to maintain a major in-game advantage trend. In the festive Fiesta jersey, the Spurs built a 24-point lead and extended their winning streak. In all eight Clippers games this season, one team has built at least 20 leads.
Again, the Clippers are heading in the wrong direction, dragging 24 in the second quarter at the Staples Center, which suffered the worst franchise defeat on December 27, losing 51 points to Dallas.
The Clippers won three out of four games, including Sunday in Phoenix, and were 31 points ahead, but had to scrap to stay ahead.
On Tuesday, the Clippers were forced to fight back and did it without Paul George in the All-Star Wing. He tweaked his right ankle on Sunday, with the season’s highest 39 points, LA stopping the charge in the second half of the Sands.
The Monster’s third quarter charge helped bring Tyronn Lue’s team back to the game on Tuesday.
The Clippers were led by Leonard’s 11th third period points, scoring 9 points from Patrick Beverley and 8 points from Nicolas Batum, releasing 76.2% (21-16) from the floor and 40 San Antonio in the quarter. It exceeded by -22. Completely gap, 85-84.
However, the Clippers’ momentum was quickly lost when Leonard, who was still masked after playing all but one minute in the third period, was taking a break on the bench enough to start the fourth quarter. I did. The Spurs started the quarter eight points above LA. Leonard rejoined the fight at 7:44.
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