The Nuggets await Kawhi Leonard's debut with the Clippers

Leonard, after being MVP of the Finals and change of equipment, disputed his first minutes with the shirt of the Clippers, but left defeated.


Kawhi Leonard admitted after his debut with the Clippers shirt, produced in tonight's game against the Nuggets at the Staples Center, which he failed to train properly during the summer. He arrived after being the MVP of the Finals with the Raptors despite dragging severe physical discomfort, and they wanted to recover in the offseason. He only played 11 minutes, that's how he made his debut: bland. More important nights will arrive. With regard to this meeting, it was noted that attention turned on him and that the Clippers, also without Paul George (will return once the season has begun), are still to be put together.

The Nuggets, with many more weapons available, knew how to hold the shower in the first part and hit the lunge in the second. Mike Malone's team suffered in the early stages the good work of Harrell and Zubac inside and some flash of Landry Shamet. But a terrible series of pitches in the second part of the game left the Angels in 30 total points in those 24 minutes (15 in the third, 15 in the fourth), which ended up dragging them to defeat. A partial 30-59 said it all: the Nuggets defeated by a clear 91-111.

Good feelings again for Michael Porter, responsible for 12 points. Nikola Jokic reached double-double (10 + 11) and two of the players who are close to renovating but have not yet done so, Malik Beasley (16 points) and Spaniard Juancho Hernangómez (8 points), performed at a good level.

It is the second victory for the Nuggets and the second defeat for the Clippers.



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