Reggie Jackson is becoming a Chris Paul clone for the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have just bucked the odds in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs by surviving the Utah Jazz in six games. Now comes another huge challenge for the team, as they will take on the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals without Kawhi Leonard at least for Game 1. But they must still be feeling good about their chances of drawing first blood because A.) the Suns don’t also have their best player in Chris Paul and B.) Reggie Jackson is playing like this (via Stat Muse).
“Reggie Jackson is shooting 50/44/92% this playoffs. He and Chris Paul are the only players in the 50/40/90 club.”
Paul George has been fantastic in leading the Clippers while Leonard is sidelined with a knee injury, but without guys like Reggie Jackson and Terance Mann, the Suns likely would be facing the Utah Jazz in the third round of the playoffs instead of LA.
Jackson averaged just 10.7 points per game back in the regular season, but since the postseason kicked in, R-Jax has turned it up. He’s putting up 16.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting from the field and 43.5 percent from behind the arc. He has hit some big and timely shots for the Clippers, who will be needing him to sustain his form as they take on the well-rested, albeit Chris Paul-less Phoenix team in the series opener Sunday afternoon.