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Clippers and Kings Make History with Second-Highest Scoring Game in NBA History in Russell Westbrook’s Debut

On October 19, 2022, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings faced off in what would go down in NBA history as one of the most high-scoring games ever played. The final score of the game was 179-177 in favor of the Kings, making it the second-highest scoring game in NBA history.

The game was highly anticipated due to the debut of superstar point guard Russell Westbrook for the Clippers. Westbrook had recently been traded to the Clippers from the Washington Wizards, and fans were eager to see how he would perform in his first game with his new team.

The game got off to a fast start, with both teams trading baskets in a high-scoring first quarter. The Clippers were led by Westbrook, who scored 17 points in the first quarter alone. The Kings were able to keep pace, thanks in large part to the scoring of their own superstar guard, De’Aaron Fox.

The scoring pace only increased as the game went on, with both teams shooting at a blistering pace from the field. The Clippers continued to lean on Westbrook, who finished the game with an impressive 52 points, 15 assists, and 12 rebounds in a losing effort. The Kings were able to spread the scoring around more evenly, with five players scoring over 20 points.

Despite the loss, Westbrook’s debut was seen as a success by many. He showed that he was able to fit in well with his new team, and his scoring output was a clear sign that he would continue to be one of the most dominant players in the league.

The game also showcased the offensive firepower of both teams. The Clippers and Kings combined for an incredible 356 points, second only to the 370-point game played between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets in 1983.

While the game was undoubtedly exciting for fans, it also raised some concerns about the state of defense in the NBA. With teams focusing more on offense than ever before, games like this could become more common in the future.

Overall, the Clippers-Kings game was a historic one, and one that fans will remember for years to come. With Westbrook now on the Clippers and the Kings looking to build on their success from last season, there is sure to be plenty of excitement when these two teams meet again.

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