Clippers’ Lou Williams Admits to Being Overwhelmed by Playing in Michael Jordan’s Home Stadium

Published 02/13/2021, 5:53 PM EST
Jan 29, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots against Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) and guard Evan Fournier (10) during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers won their 19th game of the season as they beat the Chicago Bulls 125-106. Clippers who were missing one of their superstars in Paul George saw their bench stars Lou Williams and Marcus Morris step up for them.

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Especially Lou Williams had a fantastic game against the Bulls as he scored 17 points, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, on 62% shooting. The 34-year-old was pretty excited to play at Chicago Bulls’ United center.

In his post game press conference when Williams was asked about how he felt about playing in the United center, the 3-time sixth man said, “This is my 16th season and I’m still kind of in awe in some of the things I’ve been able to experience, To be in Michael Jordan‘s house, that never gets old to me.”

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Williams had a disappointing start to the season but has seen a surge in his production in the month of February. Over the last seven games, the 34-year-old has averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

The Clippers have been lauded for their depth in the bench. If players like Lou Williams and Marcus Morris can maintain this fabulous form, it will be an enormous boost for the Clippers.

Are the Los Angeles Clippers back in the championship hunt?

The LA Clippers might not be the team making all the headlines, but certainly are a team in ascendency. Paul George finally looks like he is comfortable with the team’s system. He is having a fabulous season averaging 24.4 points, 5.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game.

He has also been efficient in his scoring with an effective field goal percentage of 50.8%, 47.5% from the three point line and 90.5% from the free throw line.

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Dec 25, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) celebrates with forward Serge Ibaka (9) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during a timeout in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Apart from George, Kawhi Leonard has been in his usual best. The Klaw is the team’s best scorer averaging 26.7 points, 5.0 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. But it is actually the support cast which has been the game changer for the Clippers.

New addition, Nicolas Batum has seen a career revival of sorts and is adding 10 or more points on a regular basis. Starting center Serge Ibaka has given solidity to the defense and also added points from the perimeter. Lou Williams and Marcus Morris have also been influential and have chipped in with the points from the bench.

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The Clippers look like a fantastic balanced side. Can they trounce the Lakers this season to be the best in the West?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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