Kawhi Leonard snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ six-game shedding streak after he completed the 113-101 win, posting season-high 33 factors, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals to finish the longest shedding streak of his tenure with the Clippers.
Leonard’s 33-point outing was his second 30-point recreation of the season, exhibiting increasingly that he’s getting his legs below him. Based on ESPN, this was the third time in his profession that he scored no less than 30 factors whereas taking pictures 75 % from the sector (9-12 taking pictures and 12-12 from the free-throw line).
“I’m step by step simply getting my toes below me,” stated Leonard, per ESPN. “I’m beginning to play 35-plus minutes, in a position to get [out of] that minutes restriction the place it cuts you out and in these video games, enjoying five-minute segments, six-minute segments right here and there. So, only a steady factor. Simply maintain getting higher, keep wholesome and simply see the place we may go from right here.”
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Leonard logged 36 minutes, marking the ninth time he’s performed 31 or extra minutes within the final 10 video games. The one time he didn’t was when he performed 18 minutes throughout their 122-91 blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets. Leonard remains to be being held out of enjoying back-to-back video games, indicating he’s pissed off together with his minute restriction.
“In case you’re basing it on minute restriction, it’s irritating,” Leonard stated. “As a result of I’m not moving into there jacking photographs, so I’m making an attempt to play crew basketball. It was irritating [with the restriction]. We had been shedding video games. From a minute restriction, I’m not the one one both that was on it. Guys have been out and in the lineup all yr, getting injured.
“So, simply gotta keep the course and hope for the very best. I’ve been within the league for some time, so simply know in the event you maintain simply punching [and] punching, you finally may knock down one thing.”
The Clippers will look to construct a consecutive win streak once they play the Nuggets on Friday.