Williams will rest for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports. The Clippers appear to be back at full strength, but Williams will receive the day off Tuesday after playing heavy minutes during the recent absences of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Luke Kennard, Terance Mann and Reggie Jackson could see increased run for Los Angeles. Williams should be back in action Thursday at Memphis.
Williams was held to five points (2-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt) off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Nets. Williams had been on a scoring heater entering Sunday, as he averaged 20.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting over his previous nine games. He was unable to get anything going Sunday, but Williams should continue to serve as the Clippers' primary scorer off the bench heading into a four-game Week 10.
Williams recorded 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 26 minutes Friday in a 116-112 win versus Utah. Williams averaged 34.0 minutes across his previous three games but logged significantly less playing time (26 minutes) on Friday. The returns of both Kawhi Leonard (lower leg) and Paul George (toe) relegated Williams to a smaller role again, but he still scored over 15 points. Williams has now surpassed that scoring mark in nine consecutive games for the Clippers.
Williams totaled 16 points (6-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in a loss to Utah on Wednesday. With both Kawhi Leonard (leg) and Paul George (toe) unable to suit up, Williams was left to carry much of the offensive load against the team with the league's top record. The veteran led Los Angeles in both scoring and assists in the contest, though he made only one-third of his 18 shot attempts and committed five turnovers. Williams has amped up his scoring of late with a per-game average of 20.5 points over his past eight contests, and he has also averaged 6.1 dimes over that span.
Williams ended with 18 points (8-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 10 assists and three rebounds in 36 minutes during Monday's 125-118 victory over the Heat. Williams continues to play well for the Clippers, who were without four of their regular starters. After a terrible start to the season, Williams is rounding into strong form, having averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.1 steals thus far in February while shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line. Until the Clippers are back to resembling their full-strength unit, Williams should be added in most 12-team leagues.
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