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Leonard finished Friday’s 140-115 win over the Wizards with 27 points (9-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 29 minutes.
The Clippers wisely gave Leonard a rest after playing 29 minutes, and his total would have been much higher had he continued to play against the Wizards. The All-Star fulfilled some highlight-worthy plays and ended one rebound short of a double-double, a milestone that’s evaded him recently. Thanks to the limited minutes, he’ll be fully rested and ready to go Sunday against the Timberwolves.
Leonard notched 26 points (11-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal across 39 minutes during Wednesday’s 116-112 loss to the Lakers.
After blowing a huge lead in the fourth quarter, Leonard had a chance to close the gap in the final seconds. He missed a mid-range jumper that led to a transition dunk by Cam Reddish to seal the in for the Lakers. As expected, Leonard carried a massive load without Paul George (knee), and the team has now lost two consecutive games without his production. One can almost count on superior numbers for Leonard, but he turns the gas up when the Clippers are short-handed.
Leonard recorded 24 points (10-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals over 36 minutes during Friday’s 101-95 victory over Memphis.
Leonard led the Clippers in scoring for the second straight game following the All-Star break, building upon his 20-point effort Thursday with Friday’s 24-point performance. He’s shot the ball at a 63.3 percent clip over the pair of contests, and each of his 53.1 percent field-goal rate, 44.7 percent three-point rate and 89.3 percent free-throw rate on the campaign is on pace for a career-best mark. Fantasy managers who invested in Leonard early in drafts this season should also be pleased with his ability to stay on the court, as he’s played in 50 of Los Angeles’ 55 games thus far.
Leonard ended Thursday’s 129-107 loss to the Thunder with 20 points (9-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.
Leonard led the Clippers in scoring with an efficient shooting effort, though his overall stat line fell below his usual standard. The superstar forward sat out Los Angeles’ final game before the All-Star break due to a left adductor injury, but he suited up for the All-Star Game and exceeded the 30-minute mark Thursday, so his health doesn’t appear to be an issue as the second half of the season gets underway. Leonard needs to play just four more contests to record his highest game tally in a regular season since the 2019-20 campaign.
Leonard (adductor) said that he’ll suit up for the Western Conference All-Stars in Sunday’s All-Star Game, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Leonard sat out Wednesday’s 130-125 win over the Warriors with a left adductor strain, but the injury won’t be significant enough to keep him from playing in the exhibition over the weekend. Before sitting out Wednesday, Leonard had played in 21 consecutive games for the Clippers.
Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said that he’s uncertain if Leonard (adductor) will play in Sunday’s All-Star Game after sitting out Wednesday’s 130-125 win over the Warriors, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Leonard’s injury isn’t believed to be particularly serious, but the Clippers may not want to take the risk of having the 32-year-old play this weekend’s exhibition if he’s not 100 percent healthy. If Leonard sits out the All-Star Game, he’ll have the benefit of more than a full week of rest with the Clippers not playing their next game until Feb. 22 in Oklahoma City. Amir Coffey entered the starting five in Leonard’s stead in Wednesday’s win, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds and two three-pointers in 24 minutes.
Leonard is out for Wednesday’s game versus the Warriors due to a left adductor strain, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
Leonard will miss his first game since Dec. 29 on Wednesday due to a left adductor strain. Norman Powell, Kobe Brown and Amir Coffey are candidates to receive increased minutes in his absence. Leonard’s next chance to suit up will come after the All-Star Break on Feb. 22 against the Thunder.
Leonard totaled 18 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday’s 121-100 loss to the Timberwolves.
Although Leonard had a decent night during Saturday’s win against Detroit, he’s bookended that result with two games below 20 points. Leonard averages 24.1 points per game and has one of the highest shot volumes on the team, but the Timberwolves are now 2-0 versus the Clippers and have proven to be a tough challenge for the team as a whole.
Leonard registered 24 points (7-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), four rebounds, five assists and two steals over 35 minutes during Saturday’s 112-106 victory over the Pistons.
Even though Paul George led the Clippers in scoring in this one, Leonard delivered an impressive performance in his own right, surpassing the 20-point mark for the seventh time over his last eight appearances while also filling the stat sheet in other categories. During that eight-game span, he’s averaging 27.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Leonard supplied 36 points (13-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds, one block and one steal across 37 minutes during Monday’s 149-144 victory over the Hawks.
Leonard continued his stretch of red-hot scoring, as he’s now averaging 31.3 points on 62.3 percent shooting from the field across his last three games. Monday marked his fourth game with 30-plus points in his last five outings, and the Clippers are 10-3 on the season when Leonard scores at least 30.
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