Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard brings out his funny side as he cleans up an air-ball and gets a three-point play
The Los Angeles Clippers put the first-round series to bed, as they beat the Dallas Mavericks 4-3. Despite an awful start to the series, the Clippers rose back from an 0-2 deficit to secure the win. A major props for the win goes to Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi has been sensational in the last two games, scoring 73 points as the Clippers faced elimination. Tonight, he ended the tally with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Kawhi Leonard this playoffs:
Reminding us he’s still one of the best playoff players of all time. pic.twitter.com/ij6a6bVFF9
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 5, 2021
Despite a wonderful 46 point game by Luka Doncic, the Mavericks ultimately fell short. They have now been knocked out of the first round for the second straight time by the Clippers.
Kawhi Leonard shows his funny side
Kawhi Leonard has been known all around to be serious, keep it strictly business kind of guy. However, every now and then Kawhi shows us that there is more to him than that. Everyone knows of his ‘Fun Guy’ nature.
Tonight, he showed us his funny side during the game. With less than 2 minutes to go in the third quarter, Terrence Mann blew a wide-open 3 pointer and air-balled it. Kawhi cleaned it up, laid the ball in, and got a plus one.
Kawhi fired up 👀 pic.twitter.com/TPIHg2d2LE
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After the same, he turned to Mann, and said ‘nice pass’.
— Freddy Ruger (@FreddyRuger10) June 6, 2021
For Kawhi to joke around in a do-or-die game, it boosts the whole team morale as well. It also was a sign of relief for the young Mann, who was probably playing in the biggest game of his young career.
The Clippers now head to Salt Lake City for the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Jazz. Game 1 of the series will tip-off on Tuesday.