The Clippers, who were without Paul George, made some changes to their starting five against the Hawks, including Nicolas Batum among the holders. And it’s not Terance Mann, but that’s okay Reggie Jackson paying the price, despite playing the starting role in 38 matches this season.
The latter even ended up on the bench in the second half after playing just 8 minutes in the first half without scoring a single point and had a match-worst +/- of -13.
“Tonight it was Reggie, then tomorrow it could be someone else” Tyronn Lue justified himself after the game. “It’s a bit of an experiment with different things. “When you lose five games in a row, you want to try different things.”
Changes (112-108) that could not prevent the next defeat for the Clippers, the sixth in a row. But Tyronn Lue has made it clear that this experiment is about defending his team.
“I thought we were very good defensively” assures the coach. “We’re learning to play up front with TMann, but that PG will be back, and he’ll help us in that area. I think it was good overall. »
A very difficult season for Reggie Jackson
The problem for Reggie Jackson is that his lack of defensive impact is no longer compensated for by offensive impact. In his last five starts, he’s posted a very troubling shooting percentage: 6.8 ppg, 31.7%, including 22.2% 3-pointers. Even if it’s a very complicated transition Nikolay Batum there to support him.
“It is not easy for some, such matches. We need to keep talking to Reggie.” turned on the Frenchman. “How many times has Reji saved us before?” That’s why people love him. That’s why they sing his name because he’s a great player… Yes, it’s difficult because we want to see him on the field, we want to see him perform, but tonight the coach made a choice. Therefore, we should support our brother. He already knows what he can bring to this team. That’s why we will need him someday.”.
Overall, the Clippers are still looking for their chemistry. Their boss’ trip to the hospital didn’t help, they need to stick together first, explains the French Kawhi Leonard impersonator.
“I think it’s still going on” Kawhi Leonard explains the atmosphere in the group after the longest losing streak of the Paul George era. “The boys are staying positive. It’s time to see if we really like the game and if we can get out of this hole as a team. This is beautiful. This is a good call for us. »
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|The season||Team||GM||Minimum||Shots||3 points||LF||Turn off||Def||Early||p.d||party||Int||bp||CT||Points|
|2019-20 *||All Teams||31||24||41.1||39.3||83.3||0.6||2.4||3.0||4.1||1.9||0.4||1.7||0.2||11.9|