Another win @ Timberwolves 119-105

The Clippers continue to shine, with a great Luc Mbah a Moute, once again had a superb game. Doc Rivers said at the end of the meeting: « At the moment there is no better defender in the league than Luc. What he does… And besides when you have him and DJ (Jordan) together, it makes our defense special. Then the fact that it also scores is the icing on the cake.  » Indeed, in addition to his defense on Andrew Wiggins, limited to 8/24 shooting, Luc scored 15 points to 6/8. Chris Paul added, « He’s a unique player, and we could not do what we do without him. » This performance allowed the team to win a sixth consecutive victory, with a shooting success at 52.6% against 44.9% for the Wolves. Blake Griffin reached 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, DeAndre Jordan 18 points, 16 rebounds. JJ Redick adds 18 points, Chris Paul 19.

The Californians still started the game very well, picking up the first quarter-time 34-21. In the second, the Wolves restarted and returned tied 43-43 after a good sequence on their part (22-9). But the Clippers understood the message and realized in 4 minutes a 17-8 which replaces them at the break 60-51.

 

In the second period, the Clippers kept their opponent at a distance and widened the gap at the end of the period (28-22). At the start of the last quarter, they lead 88-73, 15 points ahead. A good control of the ball during the last twelve minutes (31-32) to win for the 9th time of the season for a single defeat.

First in the West, the Clippers come home Monday to host the Nets of Brooklyn.