The Los Angeles Clippers were shown signs of improvement this season after leaving a huge fiasco last season in the Orlando bubble. This team was surrounded by a lot of questions before the start of the campaign and even though they keep carrying those questions with them, the Clips have shown a different face for most of the season.
However, there is something they really need to fix before it's too late and that's their performances in the clutch. This was a problem last year for this team, who suffered a lot to close games and that resulted in their shocking elimination of the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets. They are having better games this one but if you take a look at their numbers in the clutch this campaign, the picture doesn't look good for this team.
Farbod Esnaashari of ESPN and Forbes, broke down how bad the Clippers have fared in the clutch this campaign, something that was more visible in their 105-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Their dynamic duo, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have struggled to get points in the last five minutes of games with a difference of five points or less.
Esnaashari talked about their performance in the season but also against the Bucks, pointing out that the Clips were looking for hard shots instead of trying to get easy buckets, especially knowing that they were winning the game.
Well, all of that ended in a painful defeat against Giannis Antetokounmpo and co. Tyronn Lue and co. still have job to do; they started this season playing pretty well but the Clips need to fix these details, which will be beneficial or counterproductive for them come playoffs time.