Los Angeles Clippers went all out with five players finishing with double-digit production.
Blake Griffin dishes out a jam
It was a tight game until the end of the 3rd. The one who’ll run out of steam first will definitely lose in a shootout.
And so it happened.
Before the end of the 3rd, Clippers are starting to send a threat to the Kings when they started to crack up a lead, ending the 3rd 74-68. Finally freeing themselves from the chains of the tight game to secure the victory from the starting point up to the end of the closing quarter.
The Kings couldn’t keep up with the starters in rage until the end of the quarter. Blake Griffin, Wesley Johnson, Deandre Jordan, Lou Williams (18, 16,13,14 pts.) plus a huge off the bench performance of Tyrone Wallace (16 pts.) prevailed against the Kings starting five. In fact, one starter of the kings, Justin Jackson end up being scoreless after 20 minutes of play.
The 4th quarter totally belonged to the Clippers, led by C.J Williams. Williams even forced the Kings to burn a full timeout after hitting a three, stretching the huge deficit 100-82 as the game approached the final 3 minutes of action.
Though the Kings somehow came out with something after the timeout, the time left is obviously insufficient to close the gap in a flash.
The game ended 104-87 in favor of the relentless LA Clippers.
Clippers 104 – Griffin 18, Johnson 16, Williams 14, Jordan 13, Teodosic 8, Bench – 35
Kings 87 – Randolph 14, Hield 12, Cauley-Stein 10, Hill 3, Bench – 38Sacramento Kings vs LA Clippers - Full Game Highlights | Oct 12, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA Preseason
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