On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings put on a show for the ages, as the two teams combined for an NBA-record 392 points in the Clippers’ wild, 182-190 victory. The game featured a plethora of impressive performances, but none more so than Russell Westbrook’s debut with the Clippers.
Westbrook, acquired by the Clippers in a blockbuster trade with the Houston Rockets, finished with a triple-double of 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in his first game in a Clipper uniform. His performance was overshadowed by the incredible scoring output from the two teams, but it was still an impressive debut for the former MVP.
The Clippers were led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who combined for an absurd 81 points on the night. Leonard finished with a game-high 44 points, while George added 37 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. The duo was simply unstoppable, and their offensive firepower was too much for the Kings to handle.
The Kings, meanwhile, were led by De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, who combined for an impressive 74 points. Fox finished with a team-high 38 points and seven assists, while Hield added 36 points and seven rebounds. The Kings put up a valiant effort, but in the end, their efforts were not enough to overcome the Clippers’ offensive onslaught.
The Clippers and Kings put on a show for the ages, and it was a fitting way to kick off the 2020-21 NBA season. Russell Westbrook’s debut with the Clippers was impressive, and the team’s dynamic duo of Leonard and George were simply unstoppable. The Kings, meanwhile, put up a valiant effort, but in the end, their efforts were not enough to overcome the Clippers’ offensive onslaught.