As the season continues to play out, teams and players are getting ready to show off their best efforts in winning. Some players are preparing themselves to prove that they are worthy of the term all-star. The league we follow has seen its fair share of drops of flashy handles and ankle breakers which defenders to the floor that would leave us with our jaws hanging down low.
The game between the LA Clippers and Houston Rockets was highly interesting to watch especially after the Clippers managed to win in a 31 point blowout. The game conclude at 142-111 during the fourth quarter as Marcus Morris helped lead the Clipper to a win with 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists during the game.
Terance Mann had a great night ending the night with 20 points and 8 rebounds shooting 8-13 from the field. This was backed by 25 points scored by Luke Kennard who was selected to take part in the All-Star games three-point contest. Ivica Zubac and Reggie Jackson have been very important pieces to the team ever since Paul Georges’ departure due to a pre-existing injury. Both players ended the game with a double-double under their name.
Reggie Jackson breaks the ankle of two Houston Rockets defenders
Early during the second half of the ball game, the Clippers were in possession of the ball with Reggie Jackson leading the offense at the time. Jackson pulled off a brilliant behind the legs step-back move that sent two Rockets defenders crashing into each other.
The duo of Jackson and George was going great for the Kawhi Leonard less LA Clippers team. That was until George sustained an elbow injury with multiple torn ligaments sidelining him for possibly the rest of the season. Jackson has been leading the Clippers in stats averaging 16.6 points with 3.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists shooting 39.5% from the field and 32.5% from three on 7 attempts making 2.8 per game.
Jackson had scored 12 points while grabbing 14 assists against the Rockets. He also had one steal and drained 2-threes during the game. He has been a well-rounded role player his entire career and things were promising with the presence of Paul George. As their stars prepare to recover before suiting up once and for all next season, Jackson has a lot of touch upon in his game which could be used as an advantage next year.
Twitter reacts to Reggie Jackson’s nasty step back ankle breaker
Despite the player having one of his best highlights in his career, the masses did not think it qualified as he failed to hit the three-pointer right after. Fans took to Twitter sharing thoughts on the player’s shortcoming. Here are a couple of reactions.