Though it doesn’t come as a lot of a shock, Ty Lue confirmed with the media on Sunday that Kawhi Leonard shall be OUT for Recreation 5 on Monday. Leonard, who has been rehabbing from a knee harm, gained’t journey with the workforce to Phoenix.
The Clippers nonetheless haven’t dominated out Leonard for the sequence, however time is working out for him to make an affect. This shall be his seventh consecutive missed sport after injuring his knee in Recreation 4 of the second spherical.
Ty Lue trying to make historical past once more
The Clippers path the sequence 3-1. Although it’s not unimaginable, getting back from a 3-1 deficit is extraordinarily uncommon. Nonetheless, the Clippers sadly know just a few issues about blowing a 3-1 lead. Over the previous couple of years, LA has blown two separate 3-1 leads within the playoffs. You already know who else has expertise with them? The Clippers’ head coach.
Years in the past, Lue rallied the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit within the NBA Finals to win the championship towards the Warriors.
So, you’re saying there’s an opportunity?
“Simply taking it one sport at a time,” Lue mentioned when requested how the Clippers can come again. “You possibly can’t concentrate on profitable three. You must concentrate on profitable one. It begins quarter by quarter, particularly enjoying on the highway proper now in Recreation 5. You must take it quarter by quarter and attempt to win every quarter. That’s received to be your mindset. You possibly can’t take into consideration three video games and 4 or 5, six days from now. You must take into consideration tomorrow and simply profitable quarter by quarter. I feel that’s the mindset that I’ve received to verify our workforce has going into the sport tomorrow.”
The Clippers can absolutely win three in a row. They gained 4 video games in a row within the second spherical towards the Jazz, two of them coming with out Leonard. The Clippers have been shut in all 4 video games this sequence. Hell, they might simply be up 3-1 on this sequence. They’ve what it takes to win, they usually simply received to take it one sport at a time.