LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The in need of help Los Angeles Clippers couldn’t conquer the deficiency of stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Tuesday (Jan 26) as they were beaten by Atlanta, snapping their seven-game National Basketball Association win streak.
Atlanta All-Star Trae Young scored 38 focuses in his return as the Hawks mobilized from a first-half deficiency to vanquish the Clippers 108-99 at the State Farm Arena.
Falcons’ driving scorer Young, who passed on one game with a back issue, shot 12-of-23 from the field and scored 26 purposes of his 38 in the principal half.
He completed an ideal 11-of-11 from the free-toss line.
George and Leonard were controlled out of the challenge however the club didn’t deliver any subtleties other than to say they were sidelined because of Covid-19 “wellbeing and security conventions”.
The club is leaving open the possibility that they could join their partners later on in their six-game excursion which will likewise take them to Miami, Orlando, New York and Cleveland.
Notwithstanding the continuous worldwide pandemic that has killed 425,000 Americans – incorporating more than 13,000 in Georgia – coordinators unexpectedly permitted 1,180 onlookers into the State Farm office to watch the game live.
The Clippers were additionally missing gatekeeper Patrick Beverley with a correct knee injury.
Likewise returning for Atlanta was Clint Capela, who missed the last game with right hand touchiness.
He had 13 focuses and 19 bounce back, his third successive game with at any rate 19 bounce back for the Hawks, who have won four of their last five.
Atlanta likewise got 22 focuses from De’Andre Hunter, 13 focuses from Kevin Huerter, while John Collins conveyed 11 focuses and 11 bounce back.
The Clippers were driven by Reggie Jackson with 20 focuses, seven bounce back and eight helps and Serge Ibaka scored 15 focuses.
Ivica Zubac and Luke Kennard both scored 13.