This is not the sort of pick-and-roll that anyone wants to participate in, DeAndre Jordan:
The Los Angeles Clippers built a 22-point lead over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night before watching Steve Clifford’s club come roaring back in the third quarter and draw within a single point of all-square with just over seven minutes left in the fourth. Doc Rivers’ crew held on, limiting Charlotte to 4-for-14 shooting down the stretch while making 10 of their 14 free throws to finish off a 99-92 win that improved the Clips to 43-25, bumping them up into fifth place in the Western Conference playoff chase ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs, who dropped a head-scratcher to the awful New York Knicks on Tuesday.
After scoring a team-high 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting to help snap the Clippers’ two-game losing skid, Redick was rewarded with the walk-off interview with Kristina Pink on FOX Sports West. And Jordan — who finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in 34 minutes — decided that was an appropriate time to add to his collection of wild and wacky and totally extreme videobombs by picking a winner and wiping it on his teammate’s back under the guise of offering a bit of “good game” support and praise.
(Hey, Clippers? Please stop being gross. The incessant referee-carping is bad enough; we super don’t need you literally getting your boogers all up in our TV screens. Thanks.)
Redick, of course, seemed to be none the wiser. If only Jordan had so soft a touch at the free-throw line.
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It was a pretty unappetizing end to what became, in the second half, a fairly unappetizing game, as a shorthanded Clippers side playing without key wings Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes sputtered and coughed their way through the third quarter, nearly losing the plot entirely in the fourth before finding just enough resolve to get past the finish line.
“That was awful,” Rivers said after the game, according to Joe Resnick of The Associated Press. “That stretch should have been avoided.”
He was talking about the way the Clippers closed the third, but it’s pretty applicable to the post-game interview, too.
Hat-tip to r/NBA.
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