The Clippers are starting to learn that Milos Teodosic can deliver in the game’s most tense moments. They are beginning to see that Teodosic is willing to step into the void when the game hangs in the balance. On a night when his shot betrayed him through the first three quarters, Teodosic refused to back away when the Clippers needed someone to provide a lift against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Teodosic did, making half of his eight shots in the fourth quarter, putting the Clippers in position to win the game. “Milos is a gamer,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the game. “At the end of the game, he’s going to make big plays for you. He did it the other night. I just feel for him because he gets it going, we play him for two games and then we sit him a game.” That’s perhaps the biggest challenge for the Clippers right now. Teodosic had been out for 22 games recovering from a plantar fascia injury to his left foot. He played in the first two games against the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic, but Teodosic was held out for rest against the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Perhaps the limited minutes contributed to his timing being off against the Heat.
Clippers' Milos Teodosic is eager to play more minutes
Los Angeles Times | Dec 18