Ty Lue talks about what Paul George could’ve done differently to beat the Steph Curry and the Warriors, after blowing a 22 point lead.
With merely 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, it seemed as though the Los Angeles Clippers would beat the Golden State Warriors by a decent margin, two games in a row. At the 3:06 minute mark in the 3rd, the Clippers were up 85-63.
However, after an incredible 29-4 run by Steph Curry and co, the Warriors regained the lead 89-92. Steph Curry went off against the Clippers as he dropped a near 40 bomb; notching 38 points while going 9-13 from beyond the arc.
Paul George led the way for the Clippers and had a solid game, shooting nearly 70% from the field as he dropped 25 points to go along with 7 assists.
Ty Lue is upset about Paul George taking bad shots
Following their loss to the Warriors, Clippers head coach Ty Lue to his postgame media availability to talk about their struggles late game and how they could improve moving forward. He said:
“They had 28 points off our 19 turnovers. We still have to continue to play the same way. Don’t get comfortable and start taking some bad shots, questionable shots.”
“Taking care of the basketball is one. They had 28 points off our 19 turnovers. But then also just continue to play the same way. Don’t get comfortable and start taking some bad shots, questionable shots.”
Ty Lue on why the Clippers lost after holding a 22-point lead. pic.twitter.com/p0OU3ZcB8l
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The Warriors became the second team to overcome a 20 point deficit this season. The Bulls were the first when they took down Dame and his Blazers this past week.
After having 23 points in the first 3 quarters on efficient shooting from the field, he seemed to tense up going into the 4th quarter. He made just one basket in the 4th quarter, which was at the 10:19 minute mark. He proceeded to have two crucial turnovers and wouldn’t attempt another shot for the rest of the night.
Many NBA analysts such as Shannon Sharpe have called out Paul George for his poor play in the clutch and his reluctance to take over when needed. For the Clippers to be as dominant as advertised, both PG and Kawhi need to assert their wills on the game through all 4 quarters.