Lou Williams scores 40 off the bench

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Lou Williams scored 40 points off the bench.

It’s a bit of an arbitrary achievement. Williams played 37 minutes in the Clippers’ 106-98 win over the Hornets last night.

But, still, 40 points as a reserve is nothing to scoff at.

Williams became the first player with 40 points off the bench since… Williams last season. He’s the only player to achieve the feat in the last four seasons.

The leaderboard for points as a backup in the Basketball-Reference database, which dates back to 1963-64: