Leonard and George prevent the Clippers from hanging off the Lakers

Kawhi leonard and Paul George returned to lead the winning attack by the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-106. New Orleans Pelicans, which allows them to maintain second place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference with an 8-4 record after their neighbors from Los angeles lakers (10-3).

Leonard contributed 28 points and nine assists, while George he reached 27 points, grabbed seven rebounds and also distributed six touchdown passes.

Another important player in the Clippers victory was the Congolese-Spanish center. Serge Ibaka (5-8, 1-2, 1-1) who played 26 minutes and contributed 12 points, with three rebounds, two assists and had two blocks.

Meanwhile, the young Croatian pivot Ivica zubac became the best reserve of the Clippers by getting nine points (3-3, 0-0, 3-4) and grabbing seven rebounds, in addition to giving an assist.

The Pelicans, who before the game knew the loss of the starting forward Zion Williamson for a positive of Covid-19, they had in the escort Nickel Alexander-Walker to his best player, after contributing 37 points and eight rebounds.

Alexander-Walker, who established his best marks as a professional, had the support of the power forward Brandon ingram, who scored 22 points, and the New Zealand center Steven Adams arrived at 12 with Pelicans (4-6), who have lost the last four games played.

Coach Stan van gundy, of the Pelicans, he continued without giving the Spanish pivot minutes Willy Hernangómez, who plays his first season with the New Orleans team.

In addition to the low Williamson, they already had that of the bases Lonzo ball and Eric Bledsoe. Together, they add 46.1 points and 15.6 rebounds per game.