Kawhi Leonard on his offensive foul against James Harden: “No foul, so great defense”

Kawhi Leonard
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Kawhi Leonard had an opportunity to tie the game against the Brooklyn Nets with 28 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter, but was given an offensive foul against James Harden. Afterwards, the Los Angeles Clippers superstar was asked about the call.

“Did I get an explanation from the referee [on the offensive foul call]? No,” the two-time NBA champion said. “My take from it is if we gonna pretty much play bully ball at the end of the game, let both sides play it. But they didn’t call it, so good defense. I got grabbed early, but like I said, no call, so great defense.”

Leonard’s teammate Paul George was not happy with the officiating, but was diplomatic, calling Brooklyn ‘smart’.