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Paul George, Kawhi Leonard’s individual 40-point efforts set NBA, Clippers records

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Clippers

The Paul George-Kawhi Leonard tandem is starting to click for the Los Angeles Clippers

On Friday’s showdown with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Clippers duo made history after scoring more than 40 points apiece to lead the team to a 124-117 road victory.

George top-scored the team with 46 points on top of his five rebounds and seven assists. Meanwhile, Leonard finished with 42 markers along with 11 boards and two dimes. In doing so, they became the first teammates to score 35 or more points through three quarters of a game over the last 20 seasons and the first Clippers duo to finish with 40 or more points in a game.

The Clippers improved to 20-7 with the victory, solidifying the second-seed in the ultra-tough Western Conference. They have also extended their winning streak to four games with the latest victory.

More importantly, however, it sure looks like Leonard and George are starting to get comfortable with each other.

To recall, George missed the first 11 games of the season as he recovers from a shoulder injury he sustained with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. On the other hand, Leonard missed some games this season due to injury load management.

For what it’s worth, including Friday’s game against the Timberwolves, George and Leonard have only played together in 11 contests.