Video: Clippers’ Paul George, Kawhi Leonard connect for their first assisted basket of the season
For the first time all season, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers played on the same night Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. The game was a nationally televised affair, and the duo got right down to business early in the first quarter by combining for this three-pointer by George.
Kawhi to PG for three for the first time this season 💦 pic.twitter.com/HlQq3WdYtA
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 21, 2019
Though George had played two games without Leonard to start his Clippers career, Wednesday night’s matchup vs. Boston was their first game as a duo. Without Leonard, George had started the 2019-20 season on fire by putting up 29.3 points per game with 6.7 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per game – all on a hilariously high 75.7 true shooting percentage, which includes a 52.2 percent clip from downtown.
Leonard, for his part, is putting up a career-high 26.8 points per game on a career-high 21.4 attempts a night. Though that efficiency isn’t outlandish, the combination of Leonard and George should be a lethal one once the playoffs roll around – not even mentioning the Clippers’ terrific depth.
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