Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Clippers’ Lou Williams: ‘He can walk into the gym and score without warming up’
LA Clippers sixth man Lou Williams received the highest of praise from Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, as the hybrid guard has recently ramped up a case for the Sixth Man of the Year award with his play this late in the season:
“He could start pretty much anywhere,” Stevens said of Williams, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic. “He’s really crafty. He’s really smart. He’s been able to score forever. He can walk into the gym and score without warming up.”
“I’ve told this story before, but I walked into an open gym when he was in high school and he was a little bit late,” Stevens said. “He walked in and said, ‘Check ball,’ and killed everybody. That’s how he’s been his whole NBA career. He just walks in and scores. He’s got a special knack for it.”
Williams’ uncanny ability to get buckets in his sleep has been an unmeasurable asset for the Clippers, who now continue a relentless pursuit for the highest seed possible in the West after going into a four-way tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz.
With 10 games remaining, the Clippers are pretty much guaranteed a playoff spot, though the seeding could prove very important if they hope to make it past the first round. Current tiebreakers have them as the eighth and last seed, but they are among the hottest teams in the league, having won eight of their last 10 games.
LA will need Lou Williams to continue his ruthless approach to scoring, as he has led the charge with 22.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game in his last 10 games.