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Sports writing (USA), Jan 18 2021- Forward Paul George finished with 20 points and led the Los Angeles Clippers attack, who beat the Indiana Pacers easily 129-96 this Sunday in what was his fourth consecutive win, the best streak so far this season.
Two players who came off the Clippers bench also had 20 points each, power forward Marcus Morris Sr., and guard Luke Kennard, the team’s newest signing this season and who received more minutes as Lou Williams was out. Bench leader of the Los Angeles team.
While star forward Kawhi Leonard reached 17 points to be part of the list of seven Clippers players (10-4) who had double-digit numbers.
The Clippers, despite the absence of the starting center, the Congolese-Spanish Serge Ibaka, completely dominated in the inside game, grabbing 52 rebounds to 33 for the Pacers.
Ibaka was given hours before the game began due to health problems, but without being related to the contagion of covid-19 or the follow-up of the health and safety protocols of the NBA established to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Forward Doug McDermott scored 23 points that left him as the best scorer for the Pacers (8-5), who broke a two-game winning streak. Lithuanian power forward Domantas Sabonis scored 19 points.
Indiana had won two in a row but was inactive since Thursday at Portland. The team’s game in Phoenix on Saturday was postponed due to the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
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