WATCH: Clippers’ Paul George Embarrasses Kristaps Porzingis With Silky Handles

Published 05/26/2021, 12:21 AM EDT
Feb 2, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Paul George (13) dunks against the Brooklyn Nets during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Game 2 of the playoff series featuring the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers is underway right now. Given that the Mavs have won the first game of the series, this game is a must-win for both teams.

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The game has got off to an amazing start as the Mavs and the Clippers have put on an offensive masterclass so far. Just like the first game, superstars Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard are at it in game 2 with the scoreline showing an 85-78 lead for the Mavs.

While Doncic has played 23 minutes of the game, he already has 26 points with 5 assists and 4 rebounds. But the only downside for the Slovenian has been his four turnovers leading to opportunities for the Clippers.

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May 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to move thew bad past Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Kawhi Leonard, meanwhile, has been on absolute fire scoring a game-high 32 points in the 26 minutes he has been on the court. He has also been incredibly efficient so far, shooting 11 0f 15 points.

Apart from Doncic, the Mavs have seen three of their other starters in Porzingis, Hardaway Jr. and Kleber already scoring in double figures. For the Clippers, Paul George has stepped in as the supporting player for Leonard and chipped in with 17 points.

The game is heading towards an exciting half and given how the teams have performed, fans are in for some more offensive action in the second half.

Clippers’ Paul George puts a filthy crossover on Kristaps Porzingis

Given how back and forth this game has been offensively, it has already had its fair share of highlights. One such moment came in the second quarter. With 5:25 remaining on the clock, the Clippers had the possession.

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Kawhi Leonard dumped the ball on George as he went on a one-on-one against Kristaps Porzingis. With some amazing handles, the veteran guard tricked the Latvian center who lost his footing and ultimately fell on the court. George, meanwhile, dunked the ball to tie the game.

Even Porzingis had a laugh with his latest fall. So far, this game has all been about the offense from both the teams with the Mavs and the Clippers shooting 62.7% and 56.9% of their shots, respectively. It very well might come down to which team starts closing in on the defensive side of things. Who do you think will win the game?

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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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