The Los Angeles Clippers found separation in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets playing for nothing, won 105-95. Jamal Crawford led the way with 26 points.
I got in a pretty good rhythm,” Crawford said according to ESPN. “We just see what’s working for us on a particular night. I have the easy part of just shooting. Those guys are drawing up plays and getting open, so credit to them as well.
The whole team itself got in a good rhythm. Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, leading the team without Blake Griffin in the lineup. J.J, Redick added 19 points as he continues to shoot the ball well from the three point line. The defensive anchor DeAndre Jordan had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both Paul and Jordan were in sync for most of the game. The Clippers delivered the final blow against the Nets with an alley opp pass from Paul to Jordan for the monster dunk.
What I remember is Jamal Crawford, one-on-one, jump shot goes in. You see the pick and roll with DeAndre (Jordan) and Chris Paul and the lob-dunk goes in,” interim Nets coach Tony Brown said. “They’ve been playing well together since losing some of their key guys. There was just not enough defensively that we could take away from a lot of their scorers at the end.
The Nets continue to struggle on their nine game west coast trip with this loss. Despite Brook Lopez having 25 points and 10 rebounds, it wasn’t enough for them to stay in the game with a lackluster defense. The Nets were up by six at the end of the third quarter having all of the momentum. But the Clippers came back in the fourth with a 15-6 run.
The Nets play tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers host the Thunder on Wednesday night.