Summer League Preview | Clippers vs. Kings
Where: Cox Pavilion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
When: Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. PT
Opponent: Sacramento Kings
Coming off an 18-point victory on Tuesday night, the Clippers take on the Sacramento Kings Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. PT at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
The Clippers dominated Tuesday night’s contest, defeating the Washington Wizards 90-72. The Clippers were in command of the boards, grabbing 51 rebounds to the Wizards’ 37. Ball movement proved to be another key to the Clippers’ victory with the Clippers tallying nine more assists than the Wizards. The Clippers also enjoyed an edge from beyond the arc, shooting 56 percent from three-point range to the Wizards’ 22.2 percent.
Just a few hours after signing his first NBA contract, Terance Mann flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. Over three Summer League games, Mann leads the team in rebounds, with 11.3 per game, and assists, with 5.7 per game. As a developing 6’7” point guard with a playmaking proficiency and an ability to rebound, Mann has shown his versatility, shooting seven of nine from the field while making his only three-point attempt of the night.
After signing with the Clippers Mann said in a post-game interview he is looking to “play as hard as I can, try to win as much as I can here and try to show the organization what I’ve got.”
Mfiondu Kabengele, who also signed with the Clippers prior to Tuesday’s game, scored double-figures for the third straight game, with 13 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks. Kabengele leads all Clippers scorers over three games with 17.7 points per game and is averaging 7.3 rebounds per game and 2 blocks per game.
Amir Coffey, who signed a two-way contract with the Clippers, has proved his ability to score at the pro level, averaging 13.3 points per game.
Jerome Robinson led all scorers Tuesday night with 17 points. Robinson is averaging double-figures with 12.7 points per game.
Before coming to Las Vegas, the Kings hosted and played in the California Classic, where they went 1-2. They are currently 2-1 in Las Vegas Summer league play, with their only loss being against the Houston Rockets.