Lou Williams sets NBA record for most 20-point games off the bench
Lou Williams set the NBA record with the most career games with 20 points off the bench. Williams hit two free throws in the 3rd quarter in the Los Angeles Clippers’ win against the New York Knicks to make it his 200th game.
With his 21 points tonight, Lou Williams has 200th career game with at least 20 points off the bench, the most in NBA history.
(Per Clippers PR)
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 5, 2020
Williams has broken numerous records as a sixth man, including the NBA record for most points scored off the bench. He has won the Sixth Man of the Year Award for the past two seasons. Williams is currently on pace to win it again, as he’s averaging 19.4 points per game for the Clippers. Along with Jamal Crawford, Williams has become one of the seminal modern sixth men in the league, an archetype for younger players in similar roles to be compared to.
Williams has been phenomenal this season as the third scoring option behind superstar teammates Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Forward Montrezl Harrell and Williams have been a dynamic duo coming off the bench for the Clippers for the past two seasons.
Harrell is competing with Williams for the Sixth Man of the Year Award, as he’s the second-leading scorer off the bench in the NBA in addition to the energy and rebounding he provides in the frontcourt for the Clippers.
Williams is hoping to make his first career All-Star team this year, in his 15th season in the NBA since entering the league as a second-round pick in 2005. He has proven to be All-Star worthy this year, as he helped the Clippers win multiple games.
Williams scored 32 points on Sunday in a win against the Knicks, the Clippers’ 26th win of the season. Despite all the injuries this year, the Clippers are currently tied for the second seed in the Western Conference and are slowly building up their chemistry in hopes of making a deep playoff run.