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Paul George sees a change in Clippers: The chemistry is amazing

By Rob Lancaster

Los Angeles, January 18: Paul George believes the Los Angeles Clippers have found the right formula for success after stretching their winning run to four games with victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Despite being without Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka on Sunday (January 17), the Clippers eased to a 129-96 triumph that improves their record to 10-4 this season.

George was one of seven players to reach double figures for points, Marcus Morris Sr and Luke Kennard also matching the six-time NBA All-Star's tally of 20.

The Clippers sit behind Los Angeles rivals the Lakers in the Western Conference standings and, after a difficult 2019-20 season that ended with a playoff collapse to the Denver Nuggets, they are "locked in" for this campaign, according to George.

"The chemistry is amazing," he said after the win over the Pacers, according to quotes on ESPN.

"It's a real bond. It's fun, with this team, it's locked in, we are together; it is one of the best locker rooms I have been around and been in.

"Hopefully, you guys see it, just how well we are meshing.

"We are going to continue to build off of that. We like where we are at and like where we are heading, we want to see this thing play all the way through."

Following the signings of George and fellow superstar Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers were considered among the title favourites last year.

An all-Los Angeles Western Conference Finals appeared on the cards when the Clippers led the Nuggets 3-1 in their series in the Orlando bubble, only to then lose three games on the spin and crash out of the postseason.

Morris was part of that roster but sees differences now, insisting all those on the team are working in the same direction.

"I feel like our energy is way better this season," Morris said. "Guys are buying in and enjoying playing the game."

The Clippers appeared in danger of letting slip a big lead against the Pacers, who pulled within two points of their opponents early in the third quarter.

However, the home team responded with a 37-14 run, moving clear as they coasted to victory. They are back in action on Wednesday, taking on the Sacramento Kings.

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Story first published: Monday, January 18, 2021, 15:40 [IST]
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