Los Angeles, CA —The Los Angeles Clippers (4-2) won their second straight when they beat up on the Washington Wizards 136-104 on Sunday night.
The Clippers had nine players in double figures four starters led by Tobias Harris double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Avery Bradley had 15 points, 11 of those points came in the first quarter and 5 assist.
After the game Bradley said "As a team, we want to not only be known as an offensive team in the West, but a defensive team as well. We know defense wins games, and that's our mentality going into games."
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Danilo Gallinari and Patrick Beverly each scored 11 points.
The bench coming off an 86-point performance in Houston on Friday picked up where they left off scoring 73 points. Lou Williams had 17 points (7-13) FG and 6 assist. Boban Marjanovic and Montrezl Harrell each had 13 points.
Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 10 points and a team-high 7 assist. Mike Scott had 11 points (8 in the 2nd qtr).
The Clippers wore down the Wizards in all major categories. They were a +33 from three (16-5), +12 rebounding (57-45), and +17 in assist (35-18). When the team plays like that point guard Patrick Beverly said when the team gets stops "everyone gets a piece of the pie."
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The Washington Wizards (1-5) have started the season off slow and have struggled shooting the ball. The team shot 18.2% from three (5-27). Maybe the fact this team has was playing their fourth of five road games, their longest trip of the season, and fourth straight in the Pacific Time Zone.
John Wall who had 18 points but was held scoreless in the second half. Said after the game: "we haven't shot the ball well" so far this season."
Bradley Beal led the team with 20 points but was just 1-6 from three. Outside of Wall and Beal the other starters combined for just 17 points.
They now have to travel to play a tough Memphis team on Tuesday night.
Clippers Next Game: Tuesday 10/30 @ Oklahoma City Thunder. 5:00 PT.