Kawhi Leonard on NBA restart: “Basically it’s a new season, pretty much”

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After more than four months of no official NBA games, the teams return to action today in Orlando. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard says it feels like starting a new season. His team will face the Lakers today in a battle between the two top teams in the Western Conference.

“Basically it’s a new season, pretty much,” Leonard said, per Andrew Greif of Los Angeles Times. “We’ve got eight games to get ready for the playoffs. We’ve got to use these games to build some habits and just build team chemistry, really.”

The two-time NBA champion is averaging 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5 assists per game for the Clippers this season.