Clippers failed to capitalize on Karl-Anthony Towns fouls

Clippers failed to capitalize on Karl-Anthony Towns fouls

If we had said before the meeting at the Clippers that they were going to limit Karl-Anthony Towns to 11 points, to 3/11 on the shot, that the interior was going to commit 6 faults, play only 24 minutes and display a +/- of -14, they would have signed.

Such a line of statistics for the leader of Minnesota should have largely weighed down the Wolves. But it was the Clippers who ended up cracking. “We executed our game plan well, I think”analyzes Paul George at The Athletic. “Towns was our priority. »

The scenario was ideal for the troops of Tyronn Lue, with a Karl-Anthony Towns who took his fourth foul in the second quarter! But at this moment, Paul George and company are in the tough offensively. So without the interior, Minnesota ends the first period with a 15-7.

Then, at the start of the last quarter, the Wolves star took his sixth and final foul then gave way to Naz Reid. There are then more than seven minutes to play, a godsend for Los Angeles. Except that, once again, the Clippers crack and lose 23-11 at the end of the game.

The Clippers less good when Karl-Anthony Towns was on the bench…

These two moments are reflected in the numbers, which are very telling: when Karl-Anthony Towns was on the floor, just over 24 minutes, the Clippers dominated by 14 points. When “KAT” was on the bench, almost 24 minutes also, Minnesota scored 19 points more than Los Angeles!

“They have a talented group”continues “PG13”. “So when Towns was out, it was D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards who upped their game. Complementary players also shone in their role. This is what happened. We didn’t snatch the balls and we weren’t good at rebounding. We didn’t apply our game well at the end of the game. »

The players of Chris Finch were remarkable to compensate, and they were indeed helped by the inaccuracies of the Californians, at the end of the first period as in the last moments of the game.

Paul George said it: in the last seven minutes played with “KAT” on the bench, he and his teammates were beaten on the rebound, lost five balls and shot at only 4/14, without going on the throw line -francs.

“They were much better without Towns, but there are things I could have done differently”notes Tyronn Lue. “It’s a good team”can only say Reggie Jackson. “They are resilient, they kept fighting. But I have to do better to protect the ball, install the systems and find us easy shots. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Paul George 31 34.8 42.1 35.4 85.8 0.4 6.5 6.9 5.7 4.1 2.2 0.4 2.4 24.3
Norman Powell 5 25.1 50.8 54.2 85.7 0.6 2.2 2.8 2.8 1.4 0.4 0.8 2.8 21.4
Reggie Jackson 75 31.2 39.2 32.6 84.7 0.5 3.1 3.6 4.8 2.3 0.7 0.2 2.1 16.8
Marcus Morris 54 29.0 43.4 36.7 87.2 0.5 3.9 4.4 2.1 1.3 0.5 0.3 2.1 15.4
Luke Kennard 70 27.4 44.9 44.9 89.6 0.3 3.0 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.4 11.9
Terance Mann 81 28.6 48.4 36.5 78.0 1.3 4.0 5.2 2.6 1.0 0.7 0.3 2.2 10.8
Robert Covington 23 22.1 50.0 45.0 84.8 0.8 4.3 5.1 1.0 0.7 1.3 1.2 2.5 10.4
Ivica Zubac 76 24.4 62.6 0.0 72.7 2.9 5.6 8.5 1.6 1.5 0.5 1.0 2.7 10.3
James Ennis 2 14.0 63.6 50.0 100.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.0 10.0
Eric Bledsoe 54 25.2 42.1 31.3 76.1 0.5 2.9 3.4 4.2 2.1 1.3 0.4 1.6 9.9
Amir Coffey 69 22.7 45.3 37.8 86.3 0.4 2.5 2.9 1.8 0.7 0.6 0.2 1.3 9.0
Nicholas Batum 59 24.8 46.3 40.0 65.8 0.5 3.8 4.3 1.7 0.7 1.0 0.7 1.4 8.3
Isaiah Hartenstein 68 17.9 62.6 46.7 68.9 1.7 3.1 4.9 2.4 1.2 0.7 1.1 2.5 8.3
Bj Boston, Jr. 51 14.9 38.5 30.6 81.9 0.3 1.8 2.2 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.8 6.7
Serge Ibaka 35 15.4 49.0 38.7 69.0 1.1 3.1 4.3 1.0 0.9 0.2 0.7 1.6 6.6
Xavier Moon 10 13.7 49.0 35.7 60.0 0.2 1.2 1.4 2.4 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.9 5.8
Justise Winslow 37 13.0 44.7 17.2 61.0 0.8 2.8 3.6 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.5 1.2 4.2
Semi Ojeleye 10 9.8 41.4 44.4 81.2 0.2 1.4 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 4.1
Keon Johnson 15 9.0 33.3 27.3 76.2 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.1 1.4 3.5
Jayden Scrubb 18 6.7 39.1 28.6 70.0 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 2.7
Rodney Hood 13 9.9 46.2 54.5 80.0 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.6
Wenyen Gabriel 6 7.7 38.5 40.0 50.0 0.8 1.5 2.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.3 1.8 2.3
Moses Wright 1 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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