Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points against the San Antonio Spurs 131-126 on Friday night, while Norman Powell and Paul George scored double figures. The Clippers have had a bad streak by losing nine out of 11 and this much-needed win could change the tide.
Coach Tyronn Lue spoke to the press and mentioned that he felt the win “I felt it this morning,” he said. “I think having our guys back and everyone going back to their natural roles helps us out a lot. With Kawhi and PG (Paul George) on the floor, we play at a high level.”
Kawhi Leonard lost 15 pounds and he feels much better and was praised by Popovich
Leonard said he felt lighter and could move better on the court “I’m feeling pretty good. Played a few games in a row.”
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich praised the former Spur’s performance against his team “He was great,” “He’s one of the finest players in the league. We are talking about the very top of the list – he’s with those guys.”
Furthermore, Leonard mentioned that they need to improve their game as he believes that it is not every day they shoot and score 63% “We won this game tonight because we made shots, We still need to improve. We’ve got a lot to improve on if we want to be a great team.”