Today the NBA continues to compete. The Thunder ushered in the Clippers' challenge at home. This game is very meaningful. It is the first time that George came to the Thunder's home court after leaving Los Angeles. However, this game is also due to Leonard's absence. Let the wonderful level drop a lot.
Facing the old boss, George was very excited to start. In the first quarter, he scored 8 points in two consecutive threes. The Clippers got off to a 15-2 offensive and established the lead. In the second quarter, the Clippers continued to lead by a maximum of 18 points. Fortunately, Alexander and Schroder stood up in time. The two teamed up and scored 20 points at the end. The Thunder stopped the bleeding and chased the disadvantage to 6 points in the second half. In the second half, the Thunder made persistent efforts and sent a wave of 12-3 offensive. The Thunder evened out the disadvantage of as many as 18 points. After that, the Clippers have always occupied a weak initiative, but in the end, they still couldn't escape the sudden outbreak of the three Thunder guards. Alexander Dalian scored 4 points to help the Thunder recover from the passive in time, and Schroder was in the middle of the last moment. Two three-pointers led the team to overtake. In the end, the Thunder sank the Clippers again.
In this game, George's performance improved first, and eventually he played in the entire game for 34 minutes and scored 18 points. However, his shooting rate was very low, only 6 of 17 shots. It seems that George's condition is not good in the face of the old owner. . Remember that before this game, Leonard also talked about George in an interview with the media. He thought that if the Thunder fans booed him, then George would play better. It can be seen that Leonard is still very teammates. However, in such a crucial game, Leonard chose a round break, and the Clippers also suffered a major reversal. George's victory also flew away.
It's not that the rotation is necessarily wrong, but Leonard did not rest for a while because of a serious injury. He is an optional rotation. Although for the playoffs and for the final championship to be healthy, there is nothing wrong with it, but Leonard is in George does not play such a crucial game, I wonder if it will make George's heart uneasy.