Leonard leads Clippers past 76ers in Rivers' first game back
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots as Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES – Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Terance Mann added a season-high 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112 on Saturday night in their first game against former coach Doc Rivers. Our mindset was right,” Los Angeles coach Tyronn Lue said. The star forward had 19 points in the first half, including 12 in the second quarter. Los Angeles led by five at halftime, but took command with seven straight points to open the third quarter.
Morris comes up big in Clippers’ 125-118 win over Heat
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat handles the ball defended by Terance Mann of the LA Clippers at Staples Center on February 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. LOS ANGELES – Marcus Morris had season highs of 32 points and six 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Miami Heat 125-118 for their fourth straight victory. The Clippers won without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who were out for the second straight night because of injuries. Jimmy Butler had 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat, who fell to 4-9 on the road. Ivica Zubac added 22 points for the Clippers, and Lou Williams had 18 points and 10 assists.