Williams scored 19 points (6-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding six assists, two rebounds and a block in 32 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 129-119 win over the Celtics.
While the Clippers' roster has undergone some changes around him, Williams just keeps cruising along as the team's sixth man, and he's now scored at least 15 points in 27 straight games -- the second-longest active streak in the league. He's also recorded at least six assists in 11 of the last 14 games, and barring an unexpected slowdown after the All-Star break Williams is on pace to shatter his previous high in that category.
Williams poured in 23 points (9-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added six assists and four rebounds across 32 minutes in Saturday's 112-98 loss to the 76ers.
Williams' scoring total was a team high and represented his third game with over 20 points in the first four contests of February. The veteran sharpshooter looks set to continue providing strong production despite Avery Bradley's arrival in Los Angeles, as he's averaging a robust 16 shot attempts in the three games since the latter's arrival. Williams has been particularly sharp from distance over the last couple of outings as well, as he's drained half of his 16 attempts from behind the arc during those contests.
As the Clippers have dealt with a myriad of injuries to their roster this season, Williams has played a large part in keeping the team afloat. He's averaging 23.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and even had a stretch from late December to mid-January where he posted 31.2 points and 5.4 assists per contest. Though the direction of the team is somewhat in flux after trading Blake Griffin to the Pistons in exhange for Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley -- not to mention trading Chris Paul over the summer -- it appears the organization feels it's the best move to keep Williams around for at least two more years and possibly a third.
Williams recorded 15 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 104-101 win over the Mavericks.
Williams' reduced output may be a portent of things to come, as Dario Gallinari's' return coupled with Avery Bradley's arrival gives the vet fewer opportunities. He tried to make the best of his chance Monday but he was not his usual self. Williams owners should monitor his situation as Gallinari and Harris improve.
Williams scored 21 points (5-16 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 11-11 FT) while adding six assists and a rebound in 33 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 113-103 win over the Bulls.
It was the first time since mid-November -- a stretch of 35 games -- that Williams failed to sink at least one three-pointer, but his ability to get to the free-throw line kept his streak of games with 20 or more points alive at seven. The Blake Griffin trade gives the Clippers a more balanced offense that lacks a go-to superstar in the clutch, so don't be surprised if Williams takes on that role late in games and continues his surprising career-best campaign through the second half.