As the Clippers trail 2-1 in their Conference Semi-Finals against the Jazz, Kawhi Leonard will need to have a great outing in order to win.
The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the strong contenders left in the contention to win a title. Behind the leadership of the All-Star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, after tanking the last two games of the regular season, LAC clinched the 4th seed of the Western Conference.
Now, the Clippers haven’t always been the best team in crunch time. Since last year’s disastrous playoffs performance against Denver, we have often seen the team collapse and blow away big leads. This postseason too, Ty Lue’s side has the infamous reputation of being one of the worst clutch performance.
Trailing 2-1 against Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Semis, this series too has witnessed the Clippers collapsing late in games. In order for the Clippers to avoid yet another horrendous performance, superstar Kawhi Leonard has to step up big time.
“Kawhi Leonard is yet to miss a shot in the 4th quarter of all Clippers’ playoffs win”: NBA Fans react
Even though it felt as if the Dallas Mavericks would knock the Clippers out, Kawhi’s greatness has kept the team in the competition. Known to shine in the big moments, the “Fun Guy” is yet to miss a single shot in all court quarters of LAC’s five postseason wins. The 5-time All-Star is averaging 8.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists on a whopping 100% shooting from the field during crunch time.
Kawhi Leonard is still perfect in 4th quarters in Clippers wins this playoffs.
7-7 FT pic.twitter.com/0MhgYnVaWH
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 13, 2021
NBA fans took notice of the Clipper’s DPOY’s impressive stat and reacted to it.
Somebody was saying that Kawhi is the only superstar that gets a pass for not showing up in the 4th…… @KSC_318
— ⚡️Big Grizzley⚡️ (@braxton_warren) June 13, 2021
This is why he’s the best player in the world
— (@BealBurner3) June 13, 2021
So basically. If Kawhi misses a shot in the 4th the clippers lose.
— Mahmoud Hafez (@mhafez) June 13, 2021
Kawhi is better than your favorite player.
— daevion (@rogers_daevion) June 13, 2021
— Seth Curry’s Brother || Believing Warriors Fan (@believingdubsfn) June 13, 2021
Clearly, Leonard is the key to the team’s success. Time and again he has saved his team from the brink of elimination. The only question remains, can Kawhi Leonard continue his perfect fourth-quarter display for the remainder of the series?