OAKLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers have had no answer for Ian Clark the past two times they’ve faced the Golden State Warriors.
The reserve guard dropped a career-high 23 points on Portland in the Warriors’ 135-90 bludgeoning of the Blazers on Dec. 17. That came after Clark put up 22 points in Portland back on Nov. 1. which means he’s tallied 45 points in 46 minutes off the bench.
“I saw an ESPN commercial like, ‘Which Warrior is going to go off?’ They didn’t mention Ian Clark,” Blazer head coach Ian Clark deadpanned before the teams met again on Wednesday night. “I mean, the guy is averaging 22 [points] against us. He’s shooting 90 percent.”
Clark is 17-of-19 from the field, including 6-of-7 from beyond the arc. So, does that mean the Dub is due for a regression?