Landry Shamet gets going in Clippers’ win over Portland

August 26, 2020

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum By halftime Saturday, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers had seen enough.“Doc got on me at halftime, told me to get going: ‘It’s time to get going, play your game, get into this game,’” Shamet said. “It was pretty short and sweet and to the point.“I mean, it doesn’t matter who we have on the floor, what five, we’re all working towards the same goal. We’re all trying to get wins, win games, ultimately win a championship. We’re building towards that, and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, who’s on the floor. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”Rivers said he was pleased Shamet was able to absorb the message and act on it.“Got together with him at halftime and told him to be more aggressive, and I thought he did that,” said Rivers, noting that after Shamet took only 3-pointers before the half (making one of three attempts), he mixed in four drives to the basket after the break. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime “I loved this drives because the drives will set up his jump shot, so I enjoyed seeing that.”Going on the attack might have shaken something loose for Shamet, the cerebral second-year shooting guard who was a rookie starter on last season’s Clipper team after they traded for him midway through the season.“Just being aggressive, not thinking about what play I should make, ” Shamet said. “Just playing basketball.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The chirping between the teams’ stars will take up most of the oxygen when it comes to the retelling of the Clippers’ 122-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, but some on-court performances spoke loudly too.Landry Shamet isn’t the type of guy to crow about anything, but he’d be permitted, if he wanted, after busting out of a slump, turning in 19 points in 33 minutes on 6-for-12 shooting.Before Saturday, Shamet hadn’t scored so many points in a game since a loss at Boston on Feb. 13, before the All-Star break.After contracting the coronavirus and having to join his teammates late in Florida, Shamet had been shaky so far in the bubble. In limited minutes through the first four games at Walt Disney World Resort, he averaged 4.5 points, shooting 27.3% from the field and 18.8% from 3-point range. BLOWING UP IN THE BUBBLEJaMychal Green continues to contribute in ways big and small.On Saturday, he was one of the Clippers on the court late in the game, helping close out the morale-boosting victory over the Trail Blazers. He finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, a steal and an assist.The soft-spoken, 6-foot-8 power forward was 3 for 7 overall, 3 for 6 from behind the 3-point arc, and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line – a stat line in keeping with his other performances in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.In five games since the restart July 30, Green now is shooting 17 for 29 (58.6%) from the floor and 12 for 21 (57.1%) from deep.Related Articles More than that, he’s giving the Clippers five rebounds per game as well as dependable defense, hustling and helping wherever he can.Paul George, for one, appreciates all of it.“J-Myke does a little bit of everything,” George said. “He defends and he really stretches the floor for us. It’s great to have a bit of both, like a defensive presence, that toughness guy, that anchor guy, that can spread the floor and knock down shots. He’s very reliable. He’s a guy that we try to find because it’s a weapon to have an X-factor like J-Myke.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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