Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Championship prizes, four All-Star selections and a series of other awards.
And now, double one.
Incredible as he hears – and in fact, the Miami Heat did not believe it – Leonard got double double for the first time Friday night. He scored 26 of his 33 points after half an hour, he finished with 10 rebounds and 10 helps him, and he made the Clippers Angeles Bear over the Heat 122-117.
“What do you mean, the first double double? Out of his career? Wow, “said heat coach Erik Spoelstra.” It’s a surprise. It’s so full-player (as is) in this series. “
Leonard doubled twice. It was in the third quarter, briefly: The original 10th rebound was built after a closer review by the stat crew. He then got it for a real rebound with a remaining 3:55.
The game ball was handed to the Doctors blinds coach in Riverside in the locker room later, and then he dribil it once before he went to Leonard as a memorial. Leonard rose on his behalf, and then smiled because colleagues were praising.
“It’s all about himself,” said Leonard with another team. “You made all shots. This is therefore a double duplication. ”
And even with his big night, the clippers – who suffered their way out of a hole at an early 15 point and finished the third quarter on a 15-0 run to get control – had to hang in the final moments.
Miami was down by 18 to 8:34 on the left, then it went on for 24-9 and got three seconds through a 3 pointer with Dion Waiters. But they didn’t get closer, and Leonard blown it by passing 4 through 4 from the foul line in the final times.
The rivers Leonard praised for patiently waiting for Miami trap schemes.
“It’s like a boxer,” Rivers said. “He took his time until he could throw punches.”
Landry Shamet scored 22 points for the clippers. Lou Williams had 16 points, Montrezl Harrell 15 and JaMychal Green 14 added.
Jimmy Butler was in charge of Miami with 20 points. Butler left halfway through the fourth time after turning his ankles a second time in the game, capping a night when he inadvertently put his eye into the eye.
Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Herro scored 19 points each, Bam Adebayo had 18 years and Duncan Robinson 16 with 16 Miami. The Heat fell to 20-2 at home – 0-2 against teams from Los Angeles. The Lakers were the only other home losses they had.
“We have taken a place which is difficult to win here and if you have to win here you have to do some things,” Adebayo said. “And there is a player who did that really tonight.” T
On two other occasions this season, Leonard was blossomed on two occasions, leaving two reasons on the 26th October at Phoenix and helping on 11 November against Toronto.
“I thought he had one already,” Rivers said.
The clippers without Paul George (left turning) for the eighth game and Patrick Beverley (groin on the right) were not for the second straight game, although Beverley tried to lobby the entrance.
Miami did not have two point guards – Kendrick Nunn lost the game with Achilles left illness and Goran Dragic was out with a left calf, which resigned after kicking in the overtime victory on Wednesday night against Washington.
So until 10 players are available, Miami had no choice: servers were playing for the first time this season.
Servers, who were suspended three times for various issues since October and who interfered with him and the organization when he brought in one medical attention with infusion of cannabis and needed it when the plane Phoenix-to-Los Angeles fly crew up in November, played 18 minutes and scored 14 points.
“We need everybody to need us and inevitably during a long season of the NBA you must join everyone,” said Spoelstra. “It doesn’t necessarily be on your terms.”
Clippers: Leonard now has seven 30 point games. World B. Free and Bob McAdoo with a record of the Crows with 11 consecutive games. … Patrick Patterson scored 12 for the clippers.
Heat: Adebayo is playing in 131 consecutive games, shy from Grant Long from the fifth longest in the history of the franchise and three more from Issac Austin’s fourth best match. … Robinson made 3-directional 3 in 15 consecutive games, breaking his own team record.
The Clippers used their 21st line of the season, seven more than they used in the 2018-19 regular season. Miami used his sixth different line, with Nunn coming out for the first time.
This was the first time that Rodney McGruder guards played against the Heat, the team he spent his first three NBA season with. Heat waived late in a tax-related mutation season and was taken by the clippers – who signed it for a three-year deal last summer. “We’ll have a life recommendation. He earned it, ”said Spoelstra.
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