Kawhi Leonard continues to rip up the league with his all-around game. As a result of his relentless playmaking on both ends of the floor, the Los Angeles Clippers forward was recently honored by the NBA for his play last week.
The NBA announced that Leonard has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 13 (games played Monday, January 13 through Sunday, January 19). This is Leonard’s seventh career Player of the Week Award – first since Week 13 in 2019 (January 7-13, 2019).
Leonard, who is on a five-game streak of 30+ points, helped lead the Clippers to a 3-0 week averaging 38.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.7 rebounds, in addition to shooting splits of 58.6% from the field and 52.4% from three-point range. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 14, Leonard became the third player in the shot-clock era to score 43+ points in under 29 minutes played.
On January 16 against the Orlando Magic, Leonard became the fourth player in franchise history to have 35 plus points, 5 or more rebounds, 5 plus assists and 5 plus steals and joined World B. Free and Bob McAdoo as the only players in franchise history to score 30 plus points in five or more consecutive games.
In his ninth NBA season, Leonard is averaging career-highs in points (26.9) and assists (5.1). The Clippers currently rank second in the Western Conference with a 30-13 record and have won seven of their last nine games.
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