Doc Rivers Rumors
Doc Rivers doesn’t expect Kawhi Leonard to play on Sunday against Melbourne as the Clippers likely will rest their star. Rivers said Leonard wanted to play more than the 10-plus minutes he got on Thursday night and felt good afterward. Rookie point guard Terance Mann said he banged up his hip and hamstring but nothing serious. The Clippers could keep Mann out on Sunday.
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“I (don’t) think he showed us what he’s got in practice,” said center Ivica Zubac, who appreciated finding himself relatively uninhibited as he converted three of Leonard’s assists. “It looked a little rusty (in practice), but man, tonight out there he looked amazing. I don’t know if it’s a different level. Tonight, he showed who he is. That’s Kawhi. It felt really good to be on the floor with him.” “Our pace, offensively, was fantastic,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “That Lou-Sham-and-Kawhi lineup, that’s a very difficult lineup to guard because you have to be up – and that’s why Zu and the bigs were just rolling down the middle.”