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NBA wrap: Kawhi's Clippers end Spurs' winning start, Porter makes Nuggets debut

By Sacha Pisani And Thomas Lott
Kawhi Leonard dropped 38 points and 12 rebounds in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, November 1: Kawhi Leonard haunted his former team as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the previously unbeaten San Antonio Spurs 103-97 in NBA action on Thursday (October 31).

Leonard – who spent seven seasons with the Spurs before joining the Toronto Raptors and winning an NBA championship in 2018-19 – dropped 38 points and 12 rebounds in Los Angeles on Halloween.

After sitting out Wednesday's loss to the Utah Jazz due to load management, Leonard returned to snap the Spurs' winning start to the season following three successive wins.

Montrezl Harrell added 24 points for the Clippers, who improved to 4-2 for the season, while DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 29 points.

Highly rated prospect Michael Porter Jr made his NBA debut for the Denver Nuggets, who lost 122-107 to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Nuggets used pick 14 to secure Porter and the 21-year-old capped his Denver bow with 15 points in 20 minutes.

Nunn ignites Heat

Miami Heat rookie Kendrick Nunn had 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting in a 106-97 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Hawks' Hunter struggles

Hawks rookie De'Andre Hunter had four points on one-of-nine shooting.

Harris dunks on Okafor

Gary Harris threw one down over Jahlil Okafor.

Thursday's results

Miami Heat 106-97 Atlanta Hawks

New Orleans Pelicans 122-107 Denver Nuggets

Los Angeles Clippers 103-97 San Antonio Spurs

Lakers at Mavericks

The veteran duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis takes on the up-and-coming pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. This game is going to be dynamic.

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Story first published: Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:00 [IST]
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