Leonard's big fourth quarter lifts Clippers over Jazz
LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard showed just how much of a difference he can make for the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard scored 18 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Clippers to a 105-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Last Wednesday at Utah, the Jazz beat the Clippers by 15 points with Leonard sitting out. The following night, Leonard returned to the lineup and scored 38 points in a win over San Antonio. "Great job, theLeonard scored 18 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Clippers to a 105-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.
The Thunder sent the Clippers packing in the second round of the playoffs last spring, shortly after the Sterling scandal erupted. Already without injured Kevin Durant, the Thunder lost Russell Westbrook to a hand injury in the second quarter. Perry Jones scored a career-high 32 points
Paul George topped the Thunder (4-5) with 27 points. But after going scoreless for more than four minutes, the Blazers' advantage began to wilt. Oklahoma City got to 90 - 88 on two free throws by Westbrook, but consecutive 3 -pointers by McCollum, and Lillard' s layup helped the Blazers maintain
LOS ANGELES — Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers over the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 on Monday night to improve to 8-1 at home.
The Thunder had just tied the game at 86-all on a 3-pointer by former Clipper Danilo Gallinari before Chris Paul made two free throws after being fouled by George for an 88-86 lead.
George’s 3 put the Clippers ahead 89-88.
The Clippers were then called for a foul that was overturned on a challenge by coach Doc Rivers. The Thunder retained possession and Terrance Ferguson inbounded to Gallinari, whose 3-pointer missed.
Report: Clippers targeting next week for PG's return
There appears to be a bit more clarity regarding Paul George's long-awaited Los Angeles Clippers debut. The Clippers are targeting one of their games in next week's back-to-back set against the Houston Rockets (Nov. 13) and New Orleans Pelicans (Nov. 14) for George's return, league sources told The Athletic's Sam Amick. If the six-time All-Star plays against the Rockets, he's not expected to suit up against the Pelicans, reports Amick. It wasThe Clippers are targeting one of their games in next week's back-to-back set against the Houston Rockets (Nov. 13) and New Orleans Pelicans (Nov. 14) for George's return, league sources told The Athletic's Sam Amick.
Basketball Roundup: Clippers edge Thunder . Member Benefits. Paul got past Thunder defensive specialist Thabo Sefolosha and squeezed the ball onto the rim past the league' s CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Granger scored 23 points, five in overtime, and George Hill made a dagger 3 -pointer in the
Warriors 96, Thunder 88 | Golden State wins series, 4- 3 . Golden State sustained the dream on Monday by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder , 96- 88 , in Game 7 of the They had to win the final three games of the series to outlast the Thunder , whose miscues — missed shots, turnovers and
George made a free throw with 0.3 seconds left to close out the game against the team that traded him to Los Angeles last summer.
The Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.
Montrezl Harrell had 28 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lead the Clippers. George finished with 18 points after scoring 30-plus points in his first two games of the season.
Paul scored 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, against his former team. Gallinari added 14 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another former Clipper, had 11 points despite five fouls.
The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard for the third straight game because of a bruised left knee.
Neither team led by more than six points in the game.
Harrell scored on back-to-back dunks, with George’s alley-oop pass setting up the first one, and he scored another basket before George followed with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead 75-70.
NBA: Leonard not healthy so Clippers allowed to rest him
NBA: Leonard not healthy so Clippers allowed to rest himHe was on the bench against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for a national TV game Wednesday night, the first half of a back-to-back for the Clippers. They host Portland on Thursday night, and coach Doc Rivers said Leonard would play.
Paul George topped the Thunder (4-5) with 27 points. But after going scoreless for more than four minutes, the Blazers’ advantage began to wilt. Oklahoma City got to 90 - 88 on two free throws by Westbrook, but consecutive 3 -pointers by McCollum, and Lillard’ s layup helped the Blazers maintain
The LA Clippers debut for Paul George came without Kawhi Leonard and in a loss. But George demonstrates a difference-making ability Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George ’ s season debut and lead the New Orleans
The Thunder led 79-78 on a basket by Dennis Schroder before Harrell dominated the final 2:44.
Harrell scored eight straight points to give Los Angeles an 86-83 lead.
The Thunder led 59-54 on Paul’s 3-pointer in the third. The Clippers revived themselves with a 12-5 run, getting back-to-back 3-pointers from Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green, to head into the fourth leading 66-64. George was limited to a single 3-pointer in the quarter.
Thunder: Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander were honoured with a video tribute from the Clippers during a timeout in the first quarter. ... Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) sat out his second straight game.
Clippers: Landry Shamet (high ankle sprain) missed his fourth game in a row. ... Assistant Sam Cassell turned 50.
Thunder: At Lakers on Tuesday in the second game of a local back-to-back at Staples Center. The teams play again in OKC on Nov. 22.
Clippers: Host Boston on Wednesday in the third of five straight home games.
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George: Melo didn't deserve criticism after season debut .
Paul George is delighted to see Carmelo Anthony back in the league ahead of Tuesday's tilt between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, but he isn't pleased with the criticism his former teammate received after a rough season debut. "I just hate how (his) first game, Melo came back, the whole media was (focused on) his plus-minus was this and him being on the floor, Portland generated this and now he's playing well and the media"I just hate how (his) first game, Melo came back, the whole media was (focused on) his plus-minus was this and him being on the floor, Portland generated this and now he's playing well and the media is (pointing out how) three games straight where he did this," George said Sunday, ac