Everyone loves to play with a Lou Williams type on the playground, no matter the situation, when this player gets hot he cannot be stopped. Whatever jersey Sweet Lou has donned — you know one thing is for sure, it’s about to rain buckets. The 31-year-old was shipped back to Los Angeles in the Chris Paul deal and is enjoying a career season. Williams has posted career highs so far in – 3pt%, FT%, assists, and points with a shade under 23 per game.
The 2015 Sixth Man of the Year award winner stamped his season with a signature performance on national television Wednesday night on ESPN against the Warriors in Oracle Arena. The injury-ravaged Clips entered the night on a 12-game losing streak against the Dubs, who were without the Splash Bros, but that Clipper lineup outside of DeAndre and Lou-Will boasts a bunch of D-Leaguers.
Facing a four-point deficit the South Gwinnett graduate caught fire — powering the Clips to a 39-point 3rd quarter in which he set the franchise record for points in a quarter with 27. L.A. went on to end the losing streak and cruise past the Warriors for a 19-point victory. As time ran down under 30 seconds Lou was sitting on 47 points and rightfully drilled a 30-footer to notch a career-high 50 points. Steve Kerr actually joked Lou could go off for 50 in his press conference prior to the match up.
lollll up by 16 in final seconds, Lou Williams jacks from the Pacific Ocean to get to 50 points. Even Steve Kerr impressed. pic.twitter.com/5eMYHcLbgd
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 11, 2018
The Legend of Sweet Lou continues. Having the most efficient year of his career, he is single-handedly keeping the Clippers in the playoff race (1 game back of 8th seed) without Blake Griffin in the lineup. It’s still up in the air if the Clips decide to ultimately deal the man with two girlfriends to a contender at the deadline. He was built to perform at the NBA All-Star game. The NBA coaches need to do the right thing and make it happen. Lou Will certainly deserves it this year.