Kyrie Irving appears to have found his best for the Brooklyn Nets as the playoffs near, but the same cannot be said for Kawhi Leonard.
After sitting out five consecutive games, Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard returns on Saturday.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue says Paul George has been "carrying" his side after yet another outstanding display.
The Los Angeles Clippers were missing much of their star power as Paul George, Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley sat out.
A troublesome toe injury initially held Paul George back, but now the Los Angeles Clippers star is thriving.
The Brooklyn Nets were too good for the Minnesota Timberwolves in their postponed game, while the in-form Los Angeles Clippers won again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his third straight game with knee soreness as the Milwaukee Bucks lost their second game in a row.
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid was too hot to handle in Boston, while Stephen Curry fuelled the Golden State Warriors.
After helping the Los Angeles Clippers past the San Antonio Spurs midweek, Kawhi Leonard will miss Thursday's showdown.
James Harden was absent as Donovan Mitchell had 27 points in a 30-point Utah Jazz win over the Brooklyn Nets.