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Clippers’ Paul George on why he and Kawhi Leonard mesh: ‘We’re both just humble dudes’

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George became the first teammates in Los Angeles Clippers history to each score 40 points in the same game during their 124-117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

George finished with 46 points, while Leonard added 42. The two superstars have seemingly meshed with each other with ease on the court despite George missing the first 11 games of the season and Leonard being load managed by the team.

When asked by ESPN why he and Leonard play so well together and get along, George said he and Kawhi are just two humble guys who want to win.

“I think we’re both just humble dudes,” George said. “You know, this group, outside of myself and Kawhi, is humble guys. They like to have fun, energetic and I think what we bring is, you know, just that humility, you know, we just mesh right in with everybody else. We not going against the grain. We here to have fun and win games too.”

The Clippers are 20-7 on the season. They have the second-best record in the Western Conference, behind the 23-3 Los Angeles Lakers.

Leonard is averaging 25.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists on the season in 20 games. George, meanwhile, is putting up 24.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 16 games.