The score was 176:175 – the second highest in NBA history! Westbrook’s Clippers debut, two overtimes, and a comeback by the Kings.
Basketball players made their debuts with new clubs on Saturday.
Kevin Love is in Miami. Despite the start, the debut was a failure, earning 0 points.
• Patrick Beverley in Bulls gear. A successful start, with a victory over the Nets and enthusiastic support from the people of his hometown of Chicago;
• Jay Crowder wears a Milwaukee jersey. Also successful – 9 points after missing six months of basketball;
• as well as lesser-known players such as Cody Zeller of the Heat, Myers Lenard of the Bucks, and Terry Taylor of the Bulls.
The guard was a Lakers replacement for virtually the whole season and was even considered one of the key contenders for the Best Sixth award. Yet, for the benefit of the Clippers, the ex-MVP elected to buy out his contract after the trade from LAL to Utah, where he was offered a starting spot right away.
In general, the home game versus Sacramento was expected to be entertaining from the outset.
And now we get to the finale.
We had three of them!
NBA second-highest scoring game
Already, the club concluded the first half with a score of 80:76 – such a performance was more reminiscent of the All-Star Game, especially against the backdrop of Brooklyn, which scored 29 (!) points in half today against Chicago.
Russell in the aisle scored the Clippers’ last points of the fourth quarter, 153:150. As you can see, the game’s speed never slowed as it reached 300 points in 48 minutes!
But we’re not going to speak about a game that finished 153:150 today. Nice, but not historically significant.
The Kings got plenty of time to reply. The astute Fox duped the LAC defense – not only Kawhi, who was following him, responded to his fictional transit beneath the ring, but also Powell, who for some reason activated an unneeded safety net. Fox, of course, did not even consider scoring a meaningless two points, but instead located Malik Monk, with whom he had been in telepathic touch since his days at the University of Kentucky, who had slid off the corner, and Monk forced overtime.
And everything went on from there!