He remains one of the best mid-range scorers in the league and can take some of the scoring load from Paul and Griffin down the stretch of the season.
The New York Knicks would be unable to acquire one of the Clippers’ Big 3 in return for Anthony.
Nick Young scored 17 points, Jordan Clarkson added 12, and Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac had 10 points each. I swear to God we don’t. “We shared the ball tonight like a real player”.
Carmelo Anthony did his job amid trade speculation, totaling 26 points and five assists for NY.
Latvians Kristaps Porzingis and Brandon Jennings scored 16 points. Willy Hernangomez grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Clippers are likely a #3 seed in the west when healthy, and they now sit at a five seed as they await their leader and floor general Paul’s return.
“We’ve talked about it as a group already”, Rivers said. “I’m trying to get back to myself, and I’m just trying to play consistent games”. We can continue to push them, we’re going to have to go hard in practice. “Obviously he gets the blame for it – that’s what happens when you get paid the most money – but there’s a lot of blame to go around in NY”. The Lakers brought Hall of Famer Magic Johnson back into the fold as an executive last week, signaling the start of a change in philosophy for the front office with the trade deadline weeks away. They settled for a 97-73 lead after three.
The Knicks never got close than 12 points in the fourth quarter.
“It was a good, quality win”. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. He ended the night with five points, three assists and three turnovers. He notched a game-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting. While the Knicks certainly have their issues, they are a halfway decent team at Madison Square Garden. “I thought it was the way the team approached the game”.
After a career-best assist average of 4.2 per game a year ago, his drop off in that regard is concerning. No Knick has played in all 53 games this season. They have dropped the first two games of the five-game set, losing by a combined score of 21 points, and face a tough task on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Clippers (31-21) visit Madison Square Garden. He was the first center off the Los Angeles bench instead of usual starter Timofey Mozgov, who did not see action. “If you’re just going to come out and just play basketball, then you’re in the wrong level”. On the season, Porzingis is averaging 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. I don’t care about that.
“Nothing I said made any difference”, Jackson wrote.
Guard Matthew Dellavedova was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as a substitute, and Timofey Mozgov moved to the Los Angeles Lakers while Mo Williams retired.
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