Clippers’ Lou Williams on pace to become only player to average 20+ points in fewer than 27 minutes per game
LA Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams is the definition of a walking bucket.
Williams is on pace to become the only player in NBA history to average 20-plus points in fewer than 27 minutes per game.
The 32-year-old is averaging 20.4 points per game on the season for the Clippers while playing only 26.5 minutes a night.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, #Clippers' guard Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) is on pace to become the ONLY player in NBA history to average 20+ points in under 27 minutes per game in a single season (minimum 50 games).
The NBA first started tracking minutes in 1951-52, per Elias
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 18, 2019
Catch some of Williams’ career highlights here:
Per Elias, @TeamLou23's on pace to become the only player on record (since 1951-51) to average 20+ points in less than 27 minutes per game in a season.
OK, now back to watching clips of some of dude's greatest game-winning hits: https://t.co/IToFLi6qPV
— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 18, 2019
Lou Williams is aiming to win his second-straight Sixth Man of the Year Award and third overall. He hit the game-winning 3-pointer for the Clips against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at Staples Center.
Win the win, L.A. improved to 41-30 on the season, which is good for eighth place in the Western Conference standings.
Williams averaged 22.6 points per game last season. After the Clippers traded Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers at this year’s trade deadline, Sweet Lou has been the go-to man in Los Angeles.
Williams is shooting 42.7 percent from the field, 35.8 percent beyond the arc, and 88.2 percent from the free throw line this season. He has two games of 40-plus points and scored at least 20 points 33 times.
After bouncing from team to team, Williams has found a home with the Clippers. He signed a three-year extension with the franchise in February of 2018 worth $24 million.