Kawhi Leonard Scores 43 Points As Clippers Beat Cavaliers 128-103 At Home
The Cavaliers fell behind early in the game. Beverly led the Clippers to their first run – a 1 minute 5-0 push at the 10:50 mark in the 1st quarter scoring 3 points and setting the score at 5-3. Landry Shamet led the Clippers 1 minute 5-0 push with 5:34 left in the 1st quarter scoring 3 points and setting the score at 22-16.
The score was 31-26 after Henson dunked from a Darius Garland assist cutting the Cleveland Cavaliers 5 point deficit to finish out the 1st quarter. Great play at the 9:29 mark in the 2nd quarter as Osman scored a three-pointer from Garland assist giving the Cavaliers the lead.
The Cavaliers went on an 8-0 run at the 10:25 mark in the 2nd quarter, in a 1-minute span making it 33-34. To close the 2nd quarter Osman missed a jump shot as the score was 66-50. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers 6 minutes 19-5 push at the 9:52 mark in the 3rd quarter scoring 11 points and setting the score at 89-64. The score was 106-71 after Shamet made a three-pointer from a Leonard assist extending the Los-
Angeles Clippers 35 point lead ending the 3rd quarter. The Cavaliers tried to get back into the game in the 4th quarter. The Cavaliers went on a 10-2 run at the 11:27 mark in the 4th quarter, in a 3-minute span making it 111-83. Matthew Dellavedova missed a jump shot as the score was 128-103 to end the game.
Notable players for the Clippers: Kawhi Leonard had 43 points (14-of-22 FG) and 6 threes made. Lou Williams had 24 points (10-of-13 shooting). Maurice Harkless contributed 6 points (3-of-4 from the field) and 11 rebounds. Ivica Zubac contributed 12 points (6-of-8 from the field), 5 offensive rebounds and 10 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell had 12 points (5-of-11 from the field).
For the Cavaliers: Collin Sexton contributed 25 points (10-of-18 shooting). Cedi Osman had 21 points (7-of-13 from the field) and 5 threes made. Darius Garland contributed 14 points (5-of-16 from the field) and 10 assists. Dante Exum had only 2 points (1-of-5 FG). Tristan Thompson had 8 rebounds. Both teams were mostly healthy.
This is the first meeting between these teams this season. The Cavaliers have won just 2 games out of their last 5. The Clippers will take off for a 4 game road trip following another 1 home game. The Cavaliers next couple of matchups are away vs MEM, away vs CHI, home vs NYK.
The Cavaliers were coming off a back-to-back, whereas the Clippers had a day to rest. Get all the NBA tickets at TickPick, where smart fans buy tickets.
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