It took 15 games into the season to see Paul George and Kawhi Leonard play together for the Los Angeles Clippers and they got their first win as a dynamic duo. It wasn’t all pretty, but the two definitely showed glimpses of what they could do as a unit against the Boston Celtics last night.
Though they were down in the fourth quarter, the likes of Patrick Beverly and Lou Williams came up clutch, hitting buckets down the stretch to put them in contention.
Jayson Tatum also hit a dagger against PG13 with seconds left, that sent the game to overtime.
In OT, the Clips maintained the lead and the Celtics could not rally to win. They had one chance in the closing seconds by The Klaw rejected Kemba Walker in the corner, which would have been the tying 3-pointer to send it to 2OT.
After the game, Kemba blamed himself for the loss, while George said the team was out there learning together and winning at the same time.
While the Clippers are still trying to figure things out, this is a big win against one of the best teams in the league. We’ve seen Kawhi and Paul both carry the team on their own so far, but not together. Once they start clicking, it might be lights out for teams when they’re on the court. But it’ll take them a while, considering “load management” and what not.