All good issues should come to an finish, and Paul George and the LA Clippers found that on Sunday night time at Staples Heart whereas internet hosting the Chicago Bulls.
DeMar DeRozan (35 factors) and Zach LaVine (29 factors) mixed for 64 factors to finish the Clippers’ seven-game successful streak in entrance of the latter’s house followers. Paul George had 27 factors and 11 rebounds, however couldn’t cease his Clippers from happening 90-100 on November 14.
George, nevertheless, remained optimistic following the Clippers’ loss. Taking coronary heart from the shape the Clippers have proven over the previous fortnight, Paul George advised reporters on the finish of the sport:
“There’s nothing to be down about. Performed a very good Chicago staff. Wasn’t our night time tonight.”
Paul George and the LA Clippers struggled with their discipline objective capturing all by the night time. Whereas the Clippers shot simply 35.8% from the ground, and 32.4% from long-range, George was 7-of-25 (28.0%) from the sector on the night time. He made solely two-of-10 photographs from behind the arc.
Talking on his poor capturing night time, George commented:
“Couldn’t make photographs, couldn’t get them to fall. Lot of in and outs, lot of fine seems to be, simply wasn’t my night time capturing.”
LA Clippers head coach Ty Lue regrets enjoying Paul George for 41 minutes
The LA Clippers got here into the sport versus the Chicago Bulls having bested the Minnesota Timberwolves solely 24 hours earlier. They had been probably drained and fatigued on the second night time of a back-to-back, one thing Clippers head coach Ty Lue clearly acknowledged within the post-game presser. Lue said:
“Our guys had been drained, you would see that, and that was on me. No matter, begin a brand new win streak.”
Lue additionally regretted resting Paul George for under seven out of a doable 48 minutes within the sport. Lue remarked:
“On a back-to-back you don’t need to play PG 41 minutes, however we had a chance to win the sport.”
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George and the Los Angeles Clippers may have the chance to bounce again from this defeat on Tuesday (November 16) night time. They host the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Heart of their 14th sport of the season.