LOS ANGELES — It was a showdown between two of the league’s top sixth men.
Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson and the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the all-time leading bench scorer Lou Williams and the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers beat the Cavs 132 to 108.
Clarkson, who recently broke the Cavs’ record for bench points in a single season, led the Cavs in scoring with 26 points, making 11 of 16 shots.
While the Cavs managed to hold his former Lakers; teammate Williams scored 18 points.
With Gilas making it to the FIBA world cup, Clarkson hopes to give his countrymen a spark in international play.
Clarkson, who will enter the final year of his contract next season, has recently stated that he hopes to continue being a part of the Cavs’ post-Lebron James rebuilding effort.
The Cavs, who own the league’s third-worst record, will play three more road games before finishing the season at home.
It’s the final stretch of the regular season, and despite the Cavs record. Clarkson looks to finish the season strong, regardless of what the future holds for him.