According to ESPN.com, Leonard, in “his Clippers preseason debut, hit a 14-footer, stole a pass from Gary Harris and then buried a step-back 3-pointer in the span of 21 seconds during the first two minutes Thursday night.”
He played a total of 10-minutes, 45-seconds in the first half against the Denver Nuggets and scored 7 points. He also logged 6 assists.
The Clippers lost 111-91 loss to the Nuggets.
“It felt good,” Leonard said, according to the report. “We prepared for this moment. Felt great to just be out there getting a rhythm.”
His teammates took notice.
“I didn’t think he showed us what he got in practice,” Clipper Ivica Zubac told ESPN. “Man, tonight out there, he looked amazing.”
– Staff reports