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He is simply called the “professional scorer.”
And that truly is what Lou Williams has been for the Clippers during this strenuous season of losing and falling teammates.
Williams’ job has been to come off the bench and provide the Clippers with a scoring burst.
He has not disappointed.
LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime on Friday night over the skidding Clippers, who dropped their seventh in a row.
Love drained a pair of three-pointers in OT, when the Cavaliers outscored the Clippers 13-8....
The Clippers will look to end a 6 game losing streak tonight in Cleveland against the Cavs. Standing in their way: LeBron James.
When: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM PT
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
How to Watch: Prime Ticket, AM 570Projected Starting Lineups:
The Cavaliers started off the season horribly, but have now won three games in a row, mostly behind the brilliance of LeBron James. The King is still unbowed and unbroken in 2017, and remains the best player in the NBA. The rest of his cast is shakier than in years past, however especially with Isaiah Thomas out. Jae Crowder has been a disappointment thus far in Cleveland, and Kevin Love hasn’t been as impactful as he was last season. Old friend Jeff Green has played surprisingly well so far, but we know how shaky that support is. It’s also no shock that the Cavs have compiled their streak without erstwhile starting point guard Derrick Rose, who has been a negative NBA player for several years now.
The Clippers, meanwhile, are the losers of six straight games. They’ve competed in all the contests, and probably should have won at least one or two, but have collapsed down the stretch. While fans have complained about the lack of movement on offense, the real issue has been that the Clippers can’t stop anyone on the other end. They are the 21st ranked defense in the NBA, and they simply aren’t going to make the playoffs if they continue playing that poorly.
Check out Lucas’ podcast with Chris Manning, the editor-in-chief of the SB Nation’s Cavs blog, Fear the Sword, which can be found here. They do an in-depth preview of the game, as well as a discussion of each team’s season so far.
Game thread will be up prior to the game as usual. Go Clippers!
Some third string shuffling between the NBA and G-League
Yesterday, the L.A. Clippers announced that they had assigned Brice Johnson to the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, their NBA G-League affiliate. LAC also transferred two-way player C.J. Williams back to ACCO and pulling Jamil Wilson, their other two-way player, up to the NBA roster.
Williams made his NBA debut this week but played only a total of 27 seconds across two games for the Clippers. Wilson has never played in the NBA but seems to be held in higher regard by Doc Rivers’ staff and could have a chance to make his debut tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brice Johnson has bounced back and forth between LAC and ACCO, but seems unlikely to get real minutes in a crowded frontcourt behind players like Wesley Johnson, Sam Dekker, and Montrezl Harrell. The Clippers recently declined Johnson’s team option for the 2018-19 season, showing a lack of faith in the former first round pick.
A good conversation to get ready for tonight’s game
For today’s episode, the Locked on Clippers podcast had a special crossover edition with the Locked on Cavaliers podcast, and host Chris Manning. Chris is a good buddy of mine who not only hosts the sister podcast to my show, but is also editor-in-chief of Clips Nation’s sister site FearTheSword.com, which covers the Cavaliers for SBNation.
I hope you enjoy the show!
The 2017-18 NBA campaign began with a sense that the Clippers would be loaded this season but it would take the sum of all the parts for them to prosper.
A 4-0 start to the season seemed to bear that out before injuries robbed the Clippers of their depth, leaving them in a weakened state.