LOS ANGELES – With a trip to Utah looming for the Clippers, it was imperative for the team to secure a victory Saturday night against the Kings before travelling to a place where they have historically struggled, having won just once since 2003.
Luckily, the Kings never got anything going offensively and the game was wrapped up by halftime.
LOS ANGELES – They’re back.
Over the last week, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said the bench needed to play better. Top scoring reserve Jamal Crawford said he wanted to be more aggressive. And feisty reserve wing Matt Barnes said they needed to play with more of a “chip on their shoulder.”
It all came together Saturday night in a 116-81 win over the Sacramento Kings.
The bench scored 25 of the Clippers first 46 points, including nine from Barnes in the stretch, and finished the game with a season-high 58.