Leonard broke the team’s losing streak with his best performance of the season.
The Los Angeles Clippers won 113-101 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA 2022-2023 regular season held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, USA on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time). With the victory on the day, they succeeded in escaping their 6-game losing streak.
The main contributor to the victory was Kawhi Leonard (201cm, F). Leonard played 35 minutes and recorded 33 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 1 blocked shot. His points and steals were season highs, and his rebounds were also season highs. In other words, Leonard showed off his best game of the season.
The Clippers took a small lead from the first quarter. Marcus Morris scored 8 points. Leonard also scored 11 points aggressively. Thanks to the performances of the two players, the Clippers finished the first quarter with a score of 31-25.
And in the second quarter, the bench players’ struggles and the main players’ performances were added, and the score gap quickly widened. After winning 25-11, the Clippers made it 69-47. 슬롯사이트
There was also a crisis. In the third quarter, the opponent’s key players conceded consecutive runs. The points that had been widened quickly narrowed. In the middle of the 4th quarter, Luka Doncic could not be controlled and the gap narrowed to 8 points. However, Leonard scored an important goal and took over the match. That’s how the Clippers won the game.
Coach Tyrone Lu, who we met after the game, said, “Today the players defeated the opponent in our own way. It was a good game. Leonard in particular dominated the game. He scored 33 points on 12 shooting. It was very efficient.” Leonard made 9 of 12 shots. He also showed amazing efficiency by winning 12 free throws and making all 12 successful.
He continued, “We also had a crisis. However, Leonard broke the opponent’s flow with two important shots. Without his scoring, he would have been really dangerous.”
Leonard commented after the game, “I had a good rhythm today. A lot of good shooting opportunities came because my other teammates did well. We trusted each other and won the game.”
Leonard is looking at his form differently than at the beginning of the season. He’s been showing expectations with averages of 31 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in his last two games. Attention is focusing on whether Leonard will be able to continue his recent performance.