Back in Washington, John Wall is smiling with the Clippers
What a beautiful symbol to see Nikolay Batum Shine on the evening of the victory of the French football team. A big supporter of the Blues, the Frenchman was indeed one of the main men Clippers Among those who came looking for a significant success tonight Wizards (114-107) before finally returning Los Angeles.
In Florida, losing twice in Orlando and then in Miami, his teammates were great Paul George (36 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals) so it’s collectively resurgent. road trip it ends Washington With its sixth consecutive defeat and even ninth defeat in ten games, it falls into a crisis …
DC fans will be able to console themselves with his return John Wallthe former prodigal son of the city.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— John Wall is back in town. For the first time since February 2021, the former All-Star leader returned to Washington, the land of his first (and best) exploits, and this time he was a spectator. Unsurprisingly, he got a great reception from his former fans and his former franchise, but that’s pretty much all we’ll remember from his match. Holder struggled to shine in this match for the first time this season (13 points, 5/13, including 0/4 from 3), but the main thing is that the Clippers left the capital. with victory.
— Paul George, size pattern. Kawhi Leonard is still in the running (13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, but 5/13 shooting and 1/5 3-pointers), the Clippers need “PG13” to develop at their best. not until now anyway and it was delivered that night. Flawless throughout and present in all areas of the game, the All-Star winger honored his status by leading his team at arm’s length. Especially when he has to contend with the Wizards and Kyle Kuzma, who were released in the first half…
— Nikolay Batum in the time of imperial money. After two games in the top five, the Frenchman, who became a substitute again, allowed the momentum to continue in attack. Because after planting 13, 16 and then 11 honey during road trip East of Los Angeles, this time he scored 12 points (to go with 6 rebounds and 2 blocks), 4/10 from 3. And those 12 points were earned in a good way, as “Batman” especially stood out in the last five minutes of the game with a three-pointer, the last one with 23 seconds left. To the Clippers!
✅ Kuzma/Porzingis duo. The Wizards may have been on a losing streak of late, but Kyle Kuzma (35 points, 12 rebounds) and Kristaps Porzingis (30 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists) are not to blame for this collective collapse. Even less so with their performance last night, because they simply – together or one after the other – allowed themselves to be believed until the very end in their bravado against the Clippers armada, despite the presence and even presence of Washington. A high-flying performance from Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis despite some glaring waste.
✅ Marcus Morris. The 33-year-old winger was the most reliable and consistent Clippers player since Paul George: 19 points and 6 rebounds, 5/10, including 5/8, 3-pointers. Precious with his foreign address, he did a lot for his team at the offensive level throughout the game and it harkens to a great evening for Los Angeles, where Morris is very inspired by the attack.
⛔ Washington was wounded. Bradley Beal, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Rui Hachimura and Delon Wright. The Wizards’ list of absentees continues to grow throughout the matches, and it is no coincidence that the capital’s franchise has dropped into the standings. Because while Jordan Goodwin took advantage of the opportunity to shine (17 points, 6 assists, 6 steals), it’s difficult for Wes Unseld Jr. to do wonders with such a tight group and the talent is not provided as usual.
Washington (11-16) : Brooklyn reception, Monday through Tuesday night (01:00).
Los Angeles (15-13) : Boston reception, Monday through Tuesday night (04:30).