The Los Angeles Clippers had it in a big way in the first half of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Orlando on Saturday. Fresh off a narrow loss to the Lakers, this Los Angeles-based team took its frustration out on New Orleans.
That included the Clippers dropping 77 first-half points en route to taking a 32-point lead into the intermission. Los Angeles nailed 16 three-pointers on 24 attempts, one shy of a single half NBA record. Paul George had it going big time, hitting on his first three treys at Walt Disney World.
Meanwhile, it seemed like the Pelicans had given up following a barrage of threes from the Clippers. It was a sight to behold. And the NBA world had its reactions.
Hey! I know it’s been nearly a 5-month lay-off and the @LAClippers are the superior team, but damn @PelicansNBA!!! Can y’all at least ACT like y’all are interested in playing ball and trying to make the playoffs? Passes! Dribbling! Movement! All of it non-existent. Damn!!!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) August 1, 2020
at this point the only thing that is going to save the Pelicans from falling out of the playoff race is if Adam Silver’s hologram appears at mid-court telling the refs to execute order 66.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 1, 2020
Imagine getting smacked up by the Clippers pic.twitter.com/mJYFUiAabX
— Aye throw that Boyz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) August 1, 2020
JJ Redick is not pleased with the Pelicans’ score pic.twitter.com/7ljnq4Wpsi
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 1, 2020
Clippers beating the Pelicans by 32 at halftime… pic.twitter.com/NKHwqNYRfC
— Overtime (@overtime) August 1, 2020
Guys in the TV truck just crushing the Pelicans with the body language close ups pic.twitter.com/u44dvVz2VD
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 1, 2020
my god man just send the Pelicans home at halftime and let them be with their families for the next couple months pic.twitter.com/jQPDPC1ZTv
— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) August 1, 2020
Pelicans first half recap pic.twitter.com/hdgkwXHIUk
— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) August 1, 2020
Clippers 3PT: 16-24
Pelicans FG: 16-43
— Justin Phan (@jphanned) August 1, 2020
The Clippers lead the Pelicans 77-45 at halftime. L.A. put on a brilliant shooting display, shooting 53.2% and making 16 of 24 3-pointers (66.7%). Kawhi Leonard has 18 points, Reggie Jackson has 15 and Paul George has 13. Nice bounce-back performance after the opening night loss.
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) August 1, 2020
The Pelicans’ controller got disconnected pic.twitter.com/OyUAph1HVg
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 1, 2020
Clippers first half highlights pic.twitter.com/o2qtw5VII9
— Dunk Bait (@DunkBait) August 1, 2020 …read more