Glen “Big Baby” Davis doesn’t play a lot of minutes as a reserve – he’s averaging 10.6 this season – but the minutes he does play are often inspiring.
Take the beginning of the fourth quarter of Monday’s 102-98 victory over Denver. The Clippers began the quarter down by eight points. Jamal Crawford made a 3-pointer to get his team within five points. The Clippers’ next time down the court, Davis kept a ball alive that was headed out of bounds and would have been awarded to Denver. Davis, all 290 pounds of him, hustled like nobody’s business and his effort allowed the Clippers to keep possession. Davis was so jacked, he began to scream at fans as if to pump some life into them as well as into his teammates.
The Clippers did not score out of that, but the tone had been set for their comeback victory. Blake Griffin praised his teammate.
“He has great energy and we want him to keep it going,” Griffin said. “He was huge. He only played 10 minutes, but those minutes go way beyond his stat line, which was good for those 10 minutes.”
Davis had eight points and five rebounds in 10:10 of playing time. He made both of his shots from the field and all four of his free throws.