Lou Williams out vs. Warriors, ending Clippers’ run of 7 straight games at full strength
Per Tomer Azarly, Lou is dealing with a sore right calf.
Clippers have ruled Lou Williams OUT tonight against the Warriors with a sore right calf.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 10, 2020
With Williams out, it ends the Clippers’ seven-game run of being at full strength. The explosive scorer has appeared in 60 games for the team this season, averaging 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 41.6 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Clippers are 43-20 on the season. They are in second place in the Western Conference standings. Los Angeles should be able to take care of business against the Warriors without Williams, as Golden State has only 15 wins on the season.
Moreover, they should be more motivated to win and bounce back after losing to city rivals Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Despite being at full strength, the Clippers failed to win on Sunday against the Lakers, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis were too much to handle.
For what it’s worth, Sweet Lou struggled in the said game and finished with just seven points, five rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes of action — a rather uncharacteristic performance from one, if not the best, bench player in the history of the NBA.
Williams is in his third season with the Clippers after stints with the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Lakers and Houston Rockets. He has career averages of 20.6 points and 5.4 assists in 214 games with the Clips during the regular season.