Although Williams was a one-time All-Star in 2009 with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was pretty much a role player since then, bouncing around the league on teams like the Clippers, Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks and the Portland Trailblazers before finally returning to Cleveland where he ultimately got his first NBA Championship.
In two matchups this season, the Warriors have proven to be a problem that the Clippers (along with the rest of the NBA) have yet to solve. Their record coming into the game was 18-21.
DeAndre Jordan added 25 points and 18 rebounds as won despite blowing a 13-point lead in the third quarter. The Clippers finished with 125 points in the game.
That said, Durant’s lost 2014-15 season – he played only 27 games due to a foot injury – may hurt him in the chase for the most points ever.
“He ordered 50-piece nuggets on us tonight”, Durant quipped. “But with this group you’ve just got to laugh it off and move on to the next play”.
Klay Thompson scored 19 on his bobbblehead night while Draymond Green added a season-high 23 points and 10 assists in the defending National Basketball Association champions’ fifth straight victory on a night when Kevin Durant sat out his third consecutive game with a strained right calf. Durant reached 25 before halftime.
Durant reached 20,000 when he knocked down a 22-footer from the left wing with 1:41 remaining in the first half.
As of the second voting update, Curry has received 1,369,658 votes compared to 1,326,059 for Durant.
It was also a milestone night for the former Oklahoma City Thunder star as he became the second youngest player to reach 20,000 career points.
Wednesday’s game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, the Clippers will travel to take on Sacramento at 7 p.m. Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.7 points on 55.5 percent shooting, 10 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.6 steals. Starting or not, Green said the Warriors should have four again because the team is so good, he told Chris Haynes of ESPN. We forced them to bring their starters back in. I used to go to the playground all the time and you wanted to be the guy picking teams. I just feel like I’m always in balance, and that’s what helps me get my shot off quick and stay in a solid rhythm through my shot and be able to handle the ball and try to be creative.
“He is one of the all-time greats”, said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. He turned his ankle at a shootaround Wednesday. He had surgery on it in 2011 after tearing ankle ligaments. Right now they are a game out of the eight-seed, just behind the New Orleans Pelicans. Green explained why there may be “pushback” this time around, with the surging franchise getting four players sent to the All-Star Game.