The Clippers” rise shows no sign of stopping.
The Los Angeles Clippers won 103-95 against the Miami Heat in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Miami Kaseya Center on the 5th (Korea Standard Time).
On this day, the Clippers caught difficult enemy Miami with Kawhi Leonard, who led the team’s attack with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists, including 3 3-pointers, and James Harden, who completed a double-double with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 11 assists, including 5 3-pointers.
The Clippers have always aimed to win the championship since Leonard and Paul George established a one-two punch system, but they have had to continue to taste the bitterness of frustration as fatal injury issues burst whenever important 꽁머니지급.
However, this season is different. Since recruiting James Harden through a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, he has amassed a whopping amount of wins and wins, ranking third in the West with 33 wins and 15 losses in the current season. As the team only has one game to play against Minnesota, which is leading in the conference, it is now poised to seek the No. 1 seed depending on the outcome of the remaining season.
In fact, Harden was not very well received at first. As he sent four forwards including Nikola Batum, Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, and KJ Martin to the opposite side in the process of recruiting Harden, the wing line depth issue was pointed out.
However, when Harden finished adapting to the team, there was a tremendous synergy, and the Clippers’ upward trend began. Harden, who perfectly adapted to the leading guard role through Brooklyn and Philadelphia, perfectly erased the burden of Leonard and George’s ball handling, creating a sense of stability that had not been found before.
There is no team with a better pace than the Clippers, who have overwhelmingly recorded 30 wins and 8 losses in 38 games since November 18 against Houston and 25 wins and 5 losses since December 1, when their first victory since joining Harden came out. In the power ranking announced through NBA.com at the end of January, the Clippers also topped Boston and Denver.