« Our squad is dense, with capable players. Luke Kennard wouldn’t say otherwise after the Clippers’ win at the Pistons. A team in Los Angeles had to do without a lot of big players: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Beverly and Marcus Morris.
But the Clippers were able to rely on the activism of the old housekeepers, Luke Kennard and Reggie Jackson, as well as the production of veterans on the bench to escape this triumph with the scent of the Holocaust.
Costly presser faults
Because in the final period, Detroit will distance itself from the outcome. And French Kilian Hayes is one of the explanations. The author of the first entry into the game without complex, the leader first finds Isaiah Stewart under the circle on immersion, then Wayne Ellington in the 3-point corner. The seventh pick from the last draft still finds Stewart paddling and then the other shooter, Bey’s friend, is in the corner.
This creative festival allows him to finish the best pass of the match and earn his place on the field until the end. He shows himself again five minutes after the end by taking advantage of a screen from Mason Plumlee to score a good shot from five meters and on top of that gives his team nine points (82-91).
Top scorer on his team, Jeremy Grant added the lead a bit more on switching. The rest will be less happy for locals.
Unhappy with his outside shot, Terance Mann fights to reach the circuit. Author of an extremely powerful double, heroic Ivica Zubac does the same to catch offensive rebounds and sometimes come back again.
Reggie Jackson is overly critical
But the spark came from Reggie Jackson who planted a big 3-point basket three minutes ahead of time. Hayes missing a new end of the circuit? Jackson will be punished on the other side of the field. Thus, the clippers, despite the unsuccessful “hack-a-Plumlee”, are back in the game. Jeremy Grant takes 2 points, Nicholas Batom steals the skin and tied Jackson 3 points with 20 seconds of duration.
New pistons foul on friend Bay’s throw-in which still ends up losing the ball. Too many mistakes to end this match …
Reggie Jackson should just catch the ball, create a dribbling hole on Killian Hayes, and score again for the header. With two seconds remaining, the Frenchman will inherit the last desperate shot. He missed it.
The seventh straight victory for the Clippers (39 vs 18J), who travel to Philadelphia on Friday. The Pistons (16v-39d), who lost for the third time in a row, received thunder that same night.
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