Clippers Rout Knicks
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
As the NBA has moved past the mid-point in their season, and most teams are now preparing themselves for playoffs push. Los Angeles Clippers fan have been pleasantly surprised by the Clippers this season and their playoff potential this season. This past Sunday, the Clippers welcomed in the New York Knocks for a matinee game at Staples Center.
Dating back to the 2013-14 Season the Clippers are 9-1 versus the New York Knick. On another historical, not the Clippers have the fourth best record in the NBA since the start if the 2011-12 season, with a winning percentage of .627. As the Clippers continue their playoffs push, this game turned out to be a coming out party for their new shooting guard Landry Shamet.
Acquired earlier in the season from the Philadelphia 76ers, 6-5 Guard Landry Shamet came into the game leading all rookies in 3-point shooting percentage with 40.8%. Shamet also is 1 of 15 players, in NBA History, to make 100 three-point shots in their first 55 games. If the Knicks weren’t familiar with Shamet before the game, they are now, as he quickly introduced himself in the game with 6 three-pointers in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Shamet’s 18 points in the quarter led all player in the game and sparked the Clippers 38- 20 to end the first quarter. The Knicks didn’t do much to slow the Clipper down in the second quarter, as they gave up 44 points to the Clippers in the second quarter. Allowing four players to score in double figures in the half. Thought the Knicks came back to win the third quarter the flood gates were already open, and the Clippers were already rolling.
The Clippers finished the game with 2 players scoring over 20 points and 4 more players over 15 points in Sunday game against the Knicks. After trading Tobias Harris to the 76ers, the Clippers appear to be in great position to make the NBA playoffs this season. To do so the will continue to beat the teams they are supposed to beat if they can beat those teams; they will make the playoffs. Please share your thoughts on the Clippers Playoffs potential with us by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodinsports. Your feedback is very much welcomed and appreciated!