After Sunday’s win against the Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers have now won seven games straight. Not bad for a team trying to rebuild their championship agenda that was shattered in last year’s Playoffs.
Although the win streak was built by defeating teams like the Thunder, Kings, Pacers, Bulls, and the Pelicans, it will undoubtedly be very enticing to see them match up against the stronger competition. The Clippers were a little sluggish and looked like they were still being affected from last year’s woes at the beginning of the season. But to be expected, Kawhi Leonard has turned things around and led by example, averaging just short of 30 points a game during the winning streak.
Great production has also come from Serge Ibaka and Ivica Zubac, who put up a combined stat line of 27 points and 17 rebounds on Sunday. The only potential long-term concern in this roster would be Lou Williams, who seems lost coming off the bench, scoring 20 total points in his last three games.
It’s going to be a strange and challenging season, yet the one steady presence that this team can lean on is Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi is a colossal piece in helping this team remold and restructure, and that’s a huge advantage to have.
Catch you Thursday.