Kawhi Leonard Scores 26 in the Spurs 89-85 Win Over the Clippers
The San Antonio Spurs trailed for the majority of their match up against the Los Angeles Clippers, but a late run earned them the 89-85 victory on Monday night. Kawhi Leonard tied his career high with 26 points despite playing with only one good eye as he has been battling conjunctivitis, a highly contagious infection that has affected his right eye. Still, he pulled down 10 rebounds and gave the defending champions their first lead with 1:44 left.
"It's just that my vision isn't 100 percent yet," Leonard said. "But I'm just playing games trying to get used to it, and hopefully it will just blow past." Tim Duncan added 18 points along with 11 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored nine of his 13 points in the final quarter. "It was a grind," Duncan said. "Tony didn't play well. I didn't play well. Kawhi (pictured on the right) really carried us for a while there, made some great plays on defense."
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 10 rebounds, but committed two consecutive turnovers that led to the Spurs taking their first lead.
With the win, the Spurs snapped a two game losing streak while improving to 3-3 on the year. They will stay on the west coast for a match up against the Golden State Warriors tonight. Tip off for this game is set for 9:30pm from Oracle Arena in Oakland and can be seen on FOX Sports SW.