There’s no reversal. Clippers Parks beat Sacramento without and escaped three consecutive losses.
The Clippers overpowered Sacramento.
The LA Clippers won 105-89 against the Sacramento Kings in the 2021-2022 NBA regular season at the Sacramento Golden 1 Center on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time).
The Clippers escaped their third straight loss with five players scoring double-digit points. Eric Blasso scored 19 points and Paul George scored 17 points. Serge Ibaka, who scored 17 points, also played a big role in the opponent’s pursuit in the fourth quarter.
Sacramento failed to fill the gap in which a number of players, including The Aaron Parks, left the Corona protocol. Tyris Halliburton fought hard with 22 points and 13 assists, but it was painful that Buddy Hill (16 points) stayed with a 22.7% field percentage (5/22).
At the beginning of the first quarter, the Clippers took the lead with Terence Man scoring five points in a row. Ivika Zubachi and Blasso then added strength to widen the gap. Sacramento, who was lagging behind, launched a chase with the strength of Harrison Barnes and Tristan Thomson. The Clippers, who responded with George and Zubachi’s scores, finished the first quarter 25-20.
The Clippers, who entered the second quarter, ran away by double-digit points as bench resources were active. George and Blasso joined the scoring, maintaining the gap between scores. Sacramento could not easily change the mood amid serious fielding difficulties despite Halliburton’s fighting. The first half ended with the Clippers leading 49-38.
At the start of the third quarter, the Clippers pressured their opponents with George and Blasso hitting outside shots. With Zubachi and Mann’s dunk, the score gap quickly widened to 19 points. Sacramento, who was being dragged, launched a counterattack with Thomson and Hilde’s outer guns on Harleyburton’s consecutive goals. Clippers, who allowed fierce pursuit, finished the third quarter 74-68.
In the fourth quarter, Sacramento followed when the Clippers ran away. Sacramento found that Hilde, who had been suffering from a three-point shot drought until the third quarter, was in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to reverse the game. A ridiculous turnover from the chase caught up.
The Clippers escaped the crisis with Ibaka and George scoring at every crisis. With three minutes left before the end, George’s three-point shot widened the score gap to 99-86, and Sacramento continued to try three-point shots to seek a final turnaround, but failed.