Warriors vs Clippers: On Thursday, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 115-91. It happened after coming back from a 12-point third-quarter hole. After struggling in the first half, the Dubs stepped up their game. They tightened up their defense to thrash the Clippers.
Poole scored 34 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Jordan Poole led the defending champs. Klay Thompson chipped in with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists. Jonathan Kuminga scored 19 points off the bench. Although, Draymond Green finished with 11 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.
For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 21 points. Mason Plumlee had 11 points and 20 rebounds compared to Paul George’s 11 points.
On Friday, March 3, Warriors vs Clippers will resume play against the Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans, respectively. When Russell Westbrook joined the LA Clippers, they have now dropped four straight games.
First-half dominance was maintained by the Clippers until the first few minutes of the third quarter. The Warriors, though, went on their customary third-quarter run and overcame a 12-point deficit. They outscored the Clippers 42-16 to go into the fourth quarter with a 15-point lead.
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Warriors vs Clippers- Russell Westbrook is still searching for his first victory with Clippers
After signing with the LAC in free agency, Russell Westbrook has participated in three games. Although his fit seems encouraging and he’s being played enough. Even then the Clippers have lost all of those contests. But Westbrook has performed well. On a 53/44/100 split, he has averaged 16.0 points and 9.3 assists.
Westbrook had a turbulent time playing for the LA Lakers. Whereas, the Clippers’ cross-town rivals. A substantial amount of criticism was leveled at him throughout his tenure. He was taken as liability there due to his misfit performance alongside LeBron James. This also caused a decline in his effectiveness and output.
Throughout the 2022 offseason, there had been ongoing rumors about his future with the team. That trolling increased the pressure on him to succeed. If Los Angeles Lakers dealt him, some critics even predicted that he would be out of the league.
Westbrook, though, changed the situation by deciding to sit out the game. In a 6th Man Role, he appeared great and showed everyone his magic. Moreover, he restored his market worth. In the end, the Lakers traded his $47 million expiring contract for D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley as part of a three-team transaction that also sent Russ to the Jazz and Mike Conley to the Timberwolves.
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