In a very close final, the Clippers had the opportunity to come back to score during Game 5 against the Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard tried a very complicated shoot, which clearly did not please Rajon Rondo.
It’s not good to be a supporter of a team in Los Angeles right now, whether you’re more of a Lakers or Clippers. Indeed, the two top names are now in the same situation: they are down 2-3, and the next match could potentially end their season. The Suns, as well as the Mavs, will therefore play big in Game 6.
Here, we are especially interested in the cases of Tyronn Lue’s men, who lost this Wednesday evening after a show by Luka Doncic (to find here), author of 42 points. When the Slovenian regains his feelings, things are much better for Dallas, and now Los Angeles must react for the next two meetings.
Still, they could have avoided this scenario. In the final, the Clippers came back to 1 point, before regaining possession in the final seconds by being led 100-103. Little inspired, Kawhi leonard did just about anything with a desperate attempt in the three-point corner. As much to tell you that it did not please Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo’s reaction to Kawhi Leonard’s airball game-tying shot attempt.pic.twitter.com/Rna3ED4eOc
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You can tell by the expression on his face, Rondo doesn’t understand Kawhi’s choice. His shot is risky and he still has time to find a better solution. Like his last quarter, the former Raptors had a very complicated game, and his choices in the final will raise questions.
The Clippers are now back to the wall, and will have to win the next two games to escape elimination. Suffice to say that if this happens, we will have to ask serious questions in the City of Angels, especially as this roster is far from convincing.
Kawhi Leonard didn’t make the best decision on this shoot, and we imagine Rajon Rondo must have made it clear to him more than once. This costs the victory to the Clippers, who no longer have the right to make mistakes.