Terance Mann is making NBA fans sit up and take note today. The Clippers’ youngster has been giving Rudy Gobert and co the business.
Mann had already grabbed eyeballs with his stupendous poster dunk on Gobert in Game 5. That play was a sign that this young man is up for the task of helping the Clippers without Kawhi Leonard.
But given that this is only his 2nd career playoff start, what Mann is doing today is comparable to Donovan Mitchell’s exploits as a rookie. The Spida was doing exactly this in his first playoff series against the Thunder back in 2018.
Terance Mann makes $1,517,984.
He has 34 points with 14 minutes to play in game 6 of the second round.
— Playoff WWWWWWWucas (@LucasJHann) June 19, 2021
How did Terance Mann perform in Game 6?
Mann started the game off big, getting 12 points mostly off drives to the rim. This helped him grow in confidence as he began slowing his offensive moves down and taking more assured shots.
Mann continued to give the Jazz trouble in the paint even as the Clippers’ offense slowed in the 2nd quarter. His penchant for getting to the rim and making the Jazz rotate on every possession paid off as they started hitting their shots in the 3rd.
Mann had another outburst in the 3rd quarter, using a couple of great defensive plays to spark the Clippers in transition as well. Soon, their offensive rhythm turned around as everyone began making their open looks.
Terance Mann also did a pretty great job at stifling Donovan Mitchell on the double team all game long. His complete two-way game and his patience to then stick to the corners and hit dagger 3s when needed kept the Clippers’ momentum going till the end.
Kawhi Leonard may be out for the postseason, but the Clippers may just have found their newest swingman star. A trio of Terance Mann, the Klaw and PG-13 in years to come is great news for their fans and the organization.