The Clippers lastly acquired a win with James Harden and his teammate Paul George spoke concerning the fast modifications since getting their first W with The Beard on board.
Harden hit the game-winner in opposition to his outdated crew Houston on Friday and George defined how the clutch three-pointer has lifted the entire crew.
“Vibes was definitely high,” George stated on Podcast P With Paul George. “You get one win and now the expectation has changed, the energy has changed, that attitude going into games has changed…We were getting better and now we finally got over the hump. So now we know what that feels like.”
Something that appears to have sparked a change within the Clippers was Westbrook coming off the bench, which has given Harden extra management offensively.
Paul spoke concerning the sacrifice Russ has made for the crew and gave him his flowers.
“For us to go through this stretch of not winning and not knowing how to win with this squad yet, for him to take the initiative and be like ‘you know what I’ll sacrifice and I’ll try to make this work and come off the bench’ it just says a lot about him, bro,” George stated. He by no means ceases to amaze me, so long as I’ve performed on the identical groups and so long as I’ve identified him. Every day it’s one thing new. Shout out to him [Russell Westbrook]. That’s not a simple resolution to make, particularly whenever you nonetheless have a lot recreation and worth to this league.”
Before the crew’s first win for the reason that Harden commerce, issues had been wanting fairly dire.
The Clippers misplaced six straight, which was laborious to swallow for a crew that, on paper, ought to have been killing it.
Veteran All-Star’s George, Harden, Westbrook, together with Kawhi Leonard headline the roster.
Some have even began to marvel if the Clippers star energy might be all an excessive amount of, as there have been whispers of a Westbrook trade already.
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