Exactly twenty years ago tonight the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-93. With both teams headed for the draft lottery there wasn’t a lot to expect from the game.
Undrafted Clippers rookie Harold Ellis was playing just his eleventh NBA game. Ellis is the primary reason L.A. forced twenty-one Minnesota turnovers. Christian Laettner alone had six turns which would equal the number of steals Harold Ellis made in just 29 minutes. Ron Harper would score 31 points and pull down 8 rebounds in the victory.
You may remember Ellis for his performances in his first week in the league. In his third and fourth NBA game he went off to average 26 points and 3.5 steals while pretty much not missing a shot. His six steal game against Minnesota was his third with 5+ steals in his first eleven NBA games.