On a night when Kevin Durant scored 40 points and made NBA history, Lou Williams made history of his own. Williams scored a career-high 50 points in a Clippers 125-106 win over the Warriors.
Williams’ performance helped the Clippers beat the Warriors for the first time in 3 years. The 31-year old scored 27 of his 50 points in the third quarter. He went 8-of-16 from beyond the three-point line, 16-of-27 from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 from the line.
Lou Williams was on fire in Q3!
— NBA (@NBA) January 11, 2018
“He ordered 50-piece nuggets on us tonight,” Durant quipped. “Lou got it going.”
The Warriors were without stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, both were held out of the game. But that does not take away from the great performance by Williams.
“Obviously 50 is a huge number. It’s a great accomplishment,” Williams said. “For me, it was more important to get a win, try to close that gap to get back to .500, especially with the injuries, with guys in and out of the lineup, for us to still have that opportunity, to be in the playoff fold. So, I’ve been playing with confidence for the past month or so now.”