NBA Game Notes (Jan. 26, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on January 26, 2023.
Clippers Demolish Spurs
Paul George and Kahwi Leonard combined for 62 points as the LA Clippers demolished the San Antonio Spurs 138-100. The Clippers have won four straight games after a 2-9 stretch that dropped them below .500 for the season. They are now 27-24, good for fifth place in the tight Western Conference standings.
George scored a game-high 35 points, adding seven assists and three steals. He shot 14-19 from the field (73.7%), including 5-8 from 3-point range. It’s the eighth time George has scored at least 30 points with an effective field goal percentage of 80% as a Clipper, double that of any other player in franchise history.
Leonard scored 27 points on 10-16 shooting from the field (62.5%) and dished out seven assists. Leonard has scored at least 25 points while making half of his shots from the field in each of his last six games, matching the longest such streak of his career.
Over his last nine games, Leonard is averaging 29.0 PPG with shooting percentages of 56.3% from the field, 45.2% from 3-point range, and 91.5% from the free throw line. He has scored at least 24 points in each of those games.
The Spurs have lost five games by 35 or more points this season, just one fewer such loss than all other teams combined. The only other team to record more than one 35-point loss is the Golden State Warriors with two.
The Spurs have lost each of their last 10 games away from home. It’s their longest such losing streak since 1989, when they dropped 22 road games in a row over a two-season span (Feb. 4, 1989–Nov. 14, 1989).
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