Clippers vs. Celtics: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George finally expected to play together


first_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Leonard is averaging a career-high 26.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6 assists in his nine games for the Clippers (9-5), who are 7-2 in games in which he has played.George is tallying 29.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the three games he’s played, two of which the Clippers have won.“Yeah, finally,” Zubac said after he finished his shootaround routine. “It will be great. We are really good with only Kawhi. We are really good with only PG. So, you know, when you put them two together, it’s got to be good. So we’ll see it tonight, but I’m really excited.”Zubac said that although the Clippers’ schedule and their respective injuries hadn’t allowed for much practice yet with both superstars, there isn’t much mystery about their roles.“I mean, everyone knows they’re going to start,” he said. “We didn’t get much practice time lately, but hopefully we’ll get it after this week.” PLAYA VISTA — Like his Clippers teammates, Kawhi Leonard was working on his shot late Wednesday morning ahead of the game against the Boston Celtics (7 p.m., ESPN) at Staples Center.Leonard steadily received passes from assistant Jeremy Castleberry, his former Riverside King High and San Diego State teammate, on the same half of the court where Paul George had just completed his morning shootaround.The two superstar wings are expected to make their joint Clippers debut Wednesday night against the Eastern Conference’s first-place team, following a hint from Clippers center Ivica Zubac and a report by ESPN.A left knee contusion kept Leonard out of all three games George has participated in since he returned Nov. 14 after completely rehabbing from offseason surgeries on both shoulders. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 last_img

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