Watch Jamal Murray, Kawhi Leonard score first buckets in returns
It’s only preseason. But if you’ve sat out an entire season with an ACL injury, just getting on the court feels like a milestone.
And getting your first bucket back feels memorable.
That happened for the Nuggets Jamal Murray and the Clippers Kawhi Leonard on Monday night.
For Murray, the bucket came on a corner 3 in transition.
Murray also showed flashes he’s getting his handle and wiggle back, something that made him a great fit with Nikola Jokic.
Leonard wasted no time, scoring the Clippers’ first bucket by lulling his defender to sleep and then shooting the pull-up 3.
I feel we’re going to see a lot more of that this season.
The NBA is just better with these two back on the court.