And even the postseason featured unfortunate matinee performances that saw the Clippers blow a 21-point lead in Game 4 to the Mavericks (you may recall how that one ended) and lose 111-98 in Game 6 to the Nuggets despite leading by as many as 19 points.
His 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and zero turnovers, in 36 minutes, kept the Clippers tied for the NBA's best record.
De'Andre Hunter led Atlanta with a career-high 33 points.
From there he watched as Oklahoma City scored 11 unanswered points to pull within six with 1:56 to play.
Former Clipper Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Thunder scored 66 points in the paint.
Over the last two weeks, the Clippers have built a seven-game winning streak by producing stretches of basketball that have appeared stunningly effortless: passes whipping from one side of the court to the other, shots falling at NBA-best rates and furious second-half efforts that churned out four consecutive blowouts by at least 14 points. "Obviously they're a really good team and outplayed us by eight points this time but I was really happy with the progress we made coming out of the game on Friday, there were some real tangible things we wanted to improve at and I thought we did that tonight for the most part, so it was a net positive day for us".
Hill hit three straight 3-pointers for the Thunder after they trailed by 17 in the fourth.
Reggie Jackson scored 14 points, Paul George chipped in 11 and Ivica Zubac added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Thunder brought that edge throughout the game to rally back from the early 17-point deficit on multiple occasions and bring the game to within single digits. Jackson scored 14 points over his next 20 minutes and looked like a player bent on seizing his opportunity, having fallen out of the regular rotation.
"We had a bad start", Dort said. "We just got to stick to it and trust it for a full 48".
A three-pointer by Hill and a bucket by Gilgeous-Alexander sliced the Clippers' lead to 102-96 with 1min 56sec left.
Matinee games have been unusual for the Clippers going back to last January. Williams then dished it off inside to Aleksej Pokuševski who took on contact at the rim as his layup fell short, but Diallo swooped in just in time to elevate and bury the ball through the rim and complete the play.
"It was a huge improvement from the first game, " forward Isaiah Roby said. But we got the W. Again, going forward I should be good.
"The rebounding on the offensive end wasn't necessarily an emphasis but I thought it was a reflection of how hard we were playing and how we were competing", said Daigneault. "You got to learn how to win in adversity and learn how to weather the storm".
The "Plastic Hearts" singer, announced she would be performing at the Super Bowl's first-ever TikTok Tailgate on February 7. He also noted that the Super Bowl LV would be an excellent opportunity to promote the importance of getting vaccinated.
The three deaths include one person in their 50s, one person in their 60s and one person above the age of 80. There were 2,694 tests processed in the province Saturday, which raises that total so far to 490,939.
But Tae said leader Kim Jong Un "will not be able to stop North Koreans who long for freedom from going to South Korea forever". Ryu reportedly made a decision to defect to the South for the sake of the future of his children.
The national selectors have rested Bairstow, Sam Curran, and Mark Wood for the first and second Tests in India . The series, to be played in a bio-bubble, is also crucial in the context of the World Test Championship .
Sanders was dressed in relatively casual attire during Wednesday's ceremony, wearing a winter coat and knitted mittens. But Sanders ultimately stole the show with his cosy, casual look, expertly tied together with a pair of woolly mittens.
Lopez revealed a black t-shirt underneath, printed with a red carpet photo of her around the time the album dropped in 2001. And the singer/actress, 51, spent time working on her fantastic physique during a trip to her local Miami gym on Sunday.
Ireland Squad For Six Nations Announced
Munster's Craig Casey and Ulster's Tom O'Toole are the only two uncapped players selected in Ireland's Six Nations squad. The experienced front row is thought to be nearing a return after a torrid time with calf, back , and hamstring issues.
Priyanka Chopra Opens Up About Racist Bullying
Now that the bullying has stopped, she finds herself wanting more people to learn about India and other South Asian cultures. Priyanka said that the torment was so bad that she eventually had to return back to India to complete her schooling.
Mercato : Chelsea va licencier Lampard !
Dans les airs depuis quelques jours, c'est désormais officiel Frank Lampard n'est plus l'entraîneur de Chelsea . Cependant, en conférence de presse, Frank Lampard n'a pas laissé tomber ses protégés.