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Jonathan Kuminga had ‘one of his best games’ vs. Kawhi Leonard, according to Steve Kerr

Kerr: JK had ‘one of his best games’ in matchup with Kawhi originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Steve Kerr was impressed by what he saw from Jonathan Kuminga on Thursday night.

The young Warriors forward was paired with Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard in Golden State’s 115-91 win at Chase Center and passed his test with flying colors.

In 28 minutes off the bench, Kuminga racked up 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range, along with one of his signature dunks. He also grabbed seven rebounds and two assists.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Kerr explained why Thursday’s game was one of Kuminga’s best.

“I think it was one of the best games he’s played here in his young career,” said Kerr. “He played with good energy, he attacked when he should have, shot when he should have. There was a better sense of the attacking feel of the game and just joined in defensively.

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“And Kawhi is such a tough match, but the reason JK is here is because he has that amazing physical gift of just being strong and athletic with long arms. And he’s learning how to use that gift.”

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Despite scoring 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 2-of-3 from 3-point range, Leonard was mostly restrained by Kuminga’s presence at both ends of the floor.

The 20-year-old was plus-19 in plus-minus and was instrumental in the Warriors’ fourth straight win.

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