Kawhi Leonard demands change from Clippers after Warriors collapse
The Los Angeles Clippers were outplayed by the Golden State Warriors on Friday, leading to a 115-105 defeat for L.A. After the game, Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard had some blunt criticism of his squad following yet another late-game collapse.
According to Leonard, the Clippers just can’t keep on playing this way:
“We just have to change, pretty much,” Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard said after watching Stephen Curry score 19 of his 38 points in the third quarter, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “We’ve got to change it. We’ve got to get better.”
Kawhi himself had a pretty impressive showing against the Dubs on Friday, finishing with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting, to go along with three triples, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 34 minutes of action. Paul George had an even better evening, logging 25 points on 9-of-13 from the floor, with five treys, four boards, seven dimes, and a block.
The Clippers had no answer to Curry, however, who went on another offensive explosion with 38 points on 13-of-24 shooting. The former back-to-back MVP also drained nine triples, as the 31-year-old looked like the Curry of old against one of the best defenses in the league.
L.A.’s loss on Friday brings them to 6-4 on the season, which places them third in the Pacific Division. They will look to improve their current standing on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bulls.
As Leonard expressed in his strong statement above, the Clippers must address their issues sooner rather than later.