The Clippers lead from start to finish, and beat the 122-111 Timberwolves on the road


Game summary

The Clippers shone in the first game, making their first four shots and their first three three – point attempts in a free first quarter that had few defenders on either side of the teams. Everyone was aggressive and routinely found the man open for easy buckets and open jumpers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Patrick Beverley have very well managed the offensive and attacked the painting. SGA seemed particularly confident in his solid game this month, and this game was no different. Gallinari shot down everything and played with the defenders of the Timberwolves' wings. The absence of Landry Shamet in the starting lineup was supported by Garrett Temple's best performance in the Clippers' uniform. This solid game started early when Temple reversed the score three and played a solid defense. The Clips started at 11-16 from the field and scored 42 points in the first frame to take a 19-point lead, 42-23.

1st Q individual statistics:

Gallinari: 14 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST

Beverley: 8 PTS, 2 AST, 2 BLK

SGA: 6 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL

The second quarter was pretty much the same, the training bench unit came in and provided solid defensive energy along with a quick seven-point Lou Williams. The period as a whole was very busy, with clips continuing to hold a lead of more than 20 points. Wilson Chandler also provided buckets and a solid D. The Wolves made a brief run after losing up to 25 points, bringing the number down to 18 at one point. Andrew Wiggins scored and Jerryd Bayless was playing, but the clips had answers every time. Patrick Beverley shot well early – 3/3 to three in the first period. Another very positive point in the first half was Karl Anthony-Towns' defense by Clips, while Ivica Zubac, Montrezl Harrell and Gallo all got their hands dirty to thwart the durability of the All-Star and to force him to a successful strike. first two frames. The clips were 10/18 of three at the half-time approach (we also had a comment from Ty Wallace!), And held a 20-point lead, 75-55.

2nd Q individual statistics:

Gallinari: 14 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST

Beverley: 11 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST

Williams: 9 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST

The third started strongly for LA, while Gallo and Temple knocked down several times earlier three times. However, the Clips lost Beverley as a result of an injury early in the frame as he headed straight for the locker room, catching his hip. He was able to leave on his own so hopefully, he's fine, just a little bruised. After Bev's departure, the wind seemed to escape the sails of Clips, as the Timberwolves had several attacks to reduce what was once a 25-point lead to 12 with a 15-3 run. Fortunately, Lou Will was there to keep the Wolves at bay with several finishes at the rim and an opportunity to get back to 19. Despite some of the normal third-quarter problems for Los Angeles, the Clips led by 15 , 100-85.

3rd Q individual statistics:

Gallinari: 22 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST

Williams: 18 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST

Temple: 12 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST

L.A. was not supposed to be a good start to the season, as they started the fourth and final day at 0-5 from the field. The Wolves did not quit and KAT finally became alive, feasting inside the small Harrell. Bayless continued to cut the D-clips, and Saric managed to make timely games to reduce the lead to 6. Turnovers and nonchalant games were of paramount importance throughout the first half of the last period, which worried the fans of Clippers a bit. Fortunately, Trez made significant progress, scoring eight points in a row at one point, and Gallo continued to shoot down the jumpers. The Wolves seemed to run out of fuel a bit, as the Clips finally began to connect on late shots and increased energy. After a slam slam from the SGA that brought the lead to 16, the Clips were in control and earned an 11-point win, 122-11 in Minnesota. The Clips had beaten the Wolves only once in their last six face-to-face duels, so any win against them is good.

End of game statistics:

Gallinari: 25 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST

Williams: 20 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST

Temple: 15 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST

Beverley: 11 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST

Zubac: 8 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST

SGA: 10 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST

Harrell: 18 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST

Chandler: 6 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST

Green: 5 PTS, 6 REB, 2 STL

The Clips do not rest very much, as they travel Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, the leader of the East. They have fifth place in the West and must keep their heads out of the water to avoid facing the Rockets, who are in third position.

One more thing …. with this win, the Clippers have finally won a playoff spot !! They are 45-30 with 7 games to go and show no sign of stopping soon. A season of 50 wins is it possible? It is impossible to exclude this incredible team.

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