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Ivica Zubac Shines as Clippers Dominate Mavericks: A Closer Look

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The Los Angeles Clippers put on an impressive performance against the Dallas Mavericks, leaving fans in amazement. While studs James Harden and Paul George led the way, Ivica Zubac’s outstanding performance inside stole the show.

The Clippers secured a convincing victory, with James Harden and Paul George leading the offensive charge. Johnson’s tweet acknowledges this, mentioning that

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“James Harden and Paul George taking lead”

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played a key role in the win. Reports suggest Harden had 28 points and 8 assists, while George chipped in with 22 points. This dynamic duo continues to be a force to be reckoned with when healthy.

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Ivica Zubac’s Electric Night in the Paint

However, Magic Johnson goes beyond the usual suspects, directing credit towards Clippers center Ivica Zubac. His tweet specifically mentions that “a lot of credit should be given to Zubac for his awesome play inside!” Zubac’s stat line speaks for itself: 20 points and 15 rebounds. This impressive double-double, along with his strong defensive presence in the paint, undoubtedly played a significant role in the Clippers’ victory.

Zubac’s defensive contributions extended beyond rebounds. He altered shots, contested drives, and protected the rim. His shot-blocking ability disrupted the Mavericks’ offensive flow. Harden and George may have grabbed the headlines, but Ivica Zubac’s defensive presence was equally crucial.

While Ivica Zubac dominated the paint, Russell Westbrook provided a spark off the bench. His 13 points injected energy into the Clippers’ second unit. Westbrook’s relentless drives and transition speed kept the Mavericks on their toes. The combination of Zubac’s inside game and Westbrook’s explosiveness created a balanced attack.

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