NEW YORK -- In the last week, Lou Williams hit the game-winning layup in overtime to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, scored the last 10 points in overtime to knock off Golden State and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to defeat San Antonio.
It was just another week of timely performances for the two-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year, whose 597 fourth-quarter points led the NBA last season and whose 21.9 points per game were the most by a reserve since 1989-90.
Now Williams and the Clippers begin a road-heavy stretch Saturday when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.
Williams is averaging 8.1 points in the fourth quarter, only outdone by LeBron James, who averages 8.2. At 19.4 points, Williams also is ahead of J.J. Redick and Julius Randle in the scoring race among reserve players.
Williams has scored in double digits in his last 58 games as a reserve since Dec. 3, 2017. It is the longest streak of any bench player since 1983-84 and it is helping Los Angeles average 55.2 points from its reserves, the most in the league.
"I don't process it like that," Williams said. "I just think we're in a good space right now collectively. That's how I process it. I don't get really wrapped up in what I am doing." >> Read more
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