Post Up: Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams Come Up Clutch in Clippers’ Win Over Rockets

by November 23, 2019
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Hawks 103 (4-11), Pistons 128 (5-10)

Detroit shot a whopping 60 percent from the field and 50 percent from three en route to snapping a five-game losing streak.

Andre Drummond dropped 23 points with 15 boards. Blake Griffin added a game-high 24 points and had a +18 plus/minus.

Atlanta has now lost 5 straight.

Hornets 118 (6-10), Wizards 125 (5-8)

Washington rallied back from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to pull out the win.

Bradley Beal dropped a team-high 30 points with 12 dimes.

Kings 97 (6-8), Nets 116 (7-8)

Playing without Kyrie Irving for the fourth straight game, Brooklyn came away with a much-needed win.

Spencer Dinwiddie dropped a game-high 23 points with 7 dimes.

Spurs 104 (5-11), Sixers 115 (10-5)

Philly took the lead after the first 3 minutes and wouldn’t trail for the rest of the game.

Tobias Harris dropped a team-high 26 points with 6 boards and had a +18 plus/minus.

San Antonio has now lost an abysmal 8 straight games.

Heat 116 (11-3), Bulls 108 (5-11)

Miami completely lit up the Bulls in the first half, jumping out to a 26-point lead. Chicago would rally in the fourth quarter, but it would be too little too late.

Jimmy Butler dropped a game-high 27 points with 7 dimes and 4 thefts and had a +16 plus/minus.

Miami has now won 5 straight.

Lakers 130 (13-2), Thunder 127 (5-10)

The Lakers managed to squander a 15-point third quarter lead, but were able to gut out the win late in the fourth.

Anthony Davis dropped a game-high 33 points with 11 boards and 7 dimes. LeBron James added 23 points and 14 dimes and had an insane, one-handed catch (see below).

The Lakers have now won 6 straight.

Cavs 101 (4-11), Mavs 143 (10-5)

Dallas completely housed the Cavs in the second and third quarters and shot an insane 20-37 from the three-point line.

Luka Doncic finished with his third straight game of 30+ points, becoming the first Mav to accomplish the feat since Dirk Nowitzki in 2010. Luka finished with a game-high 30 points, 14 dimes, 7 boards and had a +21 plus/minus.

Cleveland has now lost 6 straight.

Celtics 92 (11-4), Nuggets 96 (11-3)

Despite losing Kemba Walker to a head injury and trailing by 19 points in the third quarter, the Celtics battled back to nearly win the game.

Denver would narrowly hold on, behind Nikola Jokic’s 18/16/10 triple-double. Jamal Murray added a game-high 22 points.

Warriors 109 (3-14), Jazz 113 (10-5)

Golden State battled back from a 21-point fourth quarter deficit to come within 2 points with 22 seconds left. Utah would eventually hold on to the lead.

Donovan Mitchell dropped a game-high 30 points. Rudy Gobert had 8 points, 19 boards and 7 blocks.

Rockets 119 (11-5), Clippers 122 (11-5)

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have played just two games as teammates, but both games were two of the best games all season.

Kawhi, James Harden, Lou Williams, PG and Russell Westbrook all traded clutch buckets during a crazy fourth quarter. But it would be Kawhi who would hit the deciding, go-ahead shot.

George finished with 19 points, 8 boards and 7 dimes. Leonard had 24 points, 6 boards and 3 steals. Williams added a team-high 26 points, all scored in the second half.