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After seeing 37 minutes of action against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Leonard logged 35 minutes and scored 21 points in the Clippers’ 108-101 victory at the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
Leonard had not played in both games of a back-to-back slate since April 4-5 in 2017, when he was with the Spurs. The 134 games Leonard played between competing in back-to-backs was the longest such streak in the NBA, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Clippers coach Ty Lue said Leonard told the team entering the campaign that he was feeling healthy and planned on playing in back-to-backs this season.
“I mean, I think I’ll be playing, pretty much,” Leonard said when asked about playing in back-to-backs after the win over the Warriors. “The last few years, I was injured, and I worked on getting my leg stronger, and it’s been a long time. But I was patient, and I’m able to play.”
Leonard played in just nine games during the 2017-18 season with San