Watch Paul George sink game-winner, lift Clippers past Rockets
The Clippers’ offense has struggled all season, and Monday night against the Rockets was no exception. Los Angeles has yet to come close to finding a balance between the ball movement and 3-point bombs of last season and the isolation-heavy style that favors Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
But when the game is on the line, that isolation ball comes in handy — Paul George isolated on Eric Gordon and hit a game-winner fading baseline with 6.2 seconds remaining, giving the Clippers a 95-93 win.
Here are some other angles of the bucket.
George finished with 35 points, and only two other Clippers — Ivica Zubac at 16 and Marcus Morris at 11 — scored in double digits. Kevin Martin Jr. led the Rockets with 23 off the bench.
The Clippers have stumbled to a 3-4 start this season, primarily due to an offense that has been one of the worst in the league so far this season (29th in the league after Monday, ahead of only the Lakers). Coach Tyronne Lue is taking the long view with this team, saying he thinks it will take a couple of months for them to find their offensive groove.