The Los Angeles Clippers were in desperate need of some momentum.
They hadn’t won a single basketball game since signing Russell Westbrook, which obviously led to some uncomfortable talks and narratives.
Kawhi Leonard has been catching strays for not playing up to his standards — especially on the defensive end of the floor — and Paul George’s play had also left a lot to be desired.
That was no longer the case during their game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, as PG-13 went deep into his bag to help his team seal a much-needed comeback win with 42 points and 11 rebounds.
PG came up BIG in the Clippers comeback W at home 😤 pic.twitter.com/WjsB3pRAKO
— ESPN (@espn) March 6, 2023
Of course, some fans weren’t all that impressed by his performance, as the Clippers shouldn’t even be in a position to make a comeback when facing the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies, but this was a much-needed big game nonetheless.
Barley beat a YMCA Grizzlies we not scared
— ███████ (@FL0CKAA) March 6, 2023
HES BACK pic.twitter.com/NJhiPK94TF
— KLAW SZN (@ClawWRLD) March 6, 2023
So did the refs sadly!
— shep (@gshep9) March 6, 2023
No Morant, or Clark and they still had to come back against a depleted Mem team 😂😂😂😂😂
— Danny🔜🤷🏽♂️ who knows (@dlemos_02) March 6, 2023
Clippers gonna hang a banner for this performance
— FIRE HAM (6-3 in the Vando Era) (@LakersCimbom) March 6, 2023
Do it in the playoffs
— 21 (@DJ_Reddz) March 6, 2023
The Clippers have slid in the Western Conference standings, and they’re not even a lock to make the playoffs right now.
Tyronn Lue has proven to be an outstanding coach in the postseason, but they’ve struggled to be locked in from the start this season, constantly having to fight their way back into a game.
Leonard’s part-time availability has also raised plenty of concerns ahead of a potential playoff run, as he’s been in and out of the lineup, and that’s not good for team chemistry.
The Clippers have more than enough talent to be considered a strong candidate out of the West, but they need to get their act together before it’s too late.NEXT: Clippers Head Coach Is Surprised By Recent Rough Patch