Kawhi Leonard has no doubt the Los Angeles Clippers have the makings of a "special" team after they thrashed the Washington Wizards 150-125 on Sunday.
Two-time NBA champion Leonard scored 34 points on 14-of-21 shooting as the Clippers tied their best scoring performance of the season at Staples Center.
Paul George poured in 31 points, while Montrezl Harrell (23 points, 15 rebounds) and Lou Williams (22 points) made important contributions from the bench as Los Angeles bounced back from a loss to the San Antonio Spurs and improved to 15-6.
"I think it's going to take time, learning each other and playing in these games that are so up and down. It could be special," said Leonard.
"We have a lot of scorers, guys who can make threes, people that space out the floor. Then as well as our defense it's just getting out and getting easy points."
On George's display after he went 2-of-11 for five points against the Spurs last time out, Leonard added: "I think he just made shots tonight. He probably was a bit more aggressive, wanting to come back from the loss last game.
"Once you see one of your guys get hot you want to feed them the ball and see how many they can make in a row."
The Clippers will return to the floor on Tuesday when they host a Portland Trail Blazers team that was recently boosted by the addition of 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
"I'm happy for him. He wanted to get back and play. I'm happy he was able to get back in the NBA. It's well deserved," Leonard said of Anthony.
"I don't think he was treated the right way, how they left him out there [despite] being a future Hall of Famer.
"As you can see he can still run up and down the floor, he's still got a lot of basketball left in him. It's going to be a fun match-up for us and another competitive game."
|Coronavirus: Jaguars plan for reduced-capacity crowds at 2020 NFL games|
|Coronavirus: Former NL MVP Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season|
|Coronavirus: MLB announces 83 COVID-19 cases since intake testing|
|Giants catcher Posey misses second straight workout for ´personal issue´|
|MLB endures eventful week of opt outs, positive tests and player concerns|
|Coronavirus: Brady overcame big hurdle in moving to Tampa amid COVID-19 crisis|
|Blackhawks´ Brent Seabrook on ice for voluntary workout|
|Coronavirus: NFL plans to stop players exchanging jerseys, embracing rivals after games|
|Nets sign veteran forward Beasley|
|Hamilton ditched Kaepernick tribute after being told of ´potential consequences´|
|MLB includes 9/11 New York tribute in 2021 schedule|
|Devils hire veteran coach Lindy Ruff|
|Julian Edelman offers to take DeSean Jackson to Holocaust Museum|
|Coronavirus: Kawhi Leonard´s arrival at Disney World delayed – reports|
|49ers RB Mostert requests trade after failed contract talks|
|Spurs´ Patty Mills donating entire salary from restart to BLM organisations|
|Coronavirus: Chiefs and Ravens announce plans for reduced capacities|
|Patrick Mahomes extension: Garrett´s great start, Trubisky a failure - The nine players drafted befo|
|Coronavirus: Magic player tests positive, Fultz delayed entering NBA bubble|
|Browns sign OT Wills to four-year rookie contract|
|Coronavirus: Dodgers ace Kershaw to make ninth Opening Day start|
|Embiid: I can carry Philadelphia 76ers|
|Coronavirus: Red Sox pitcher Rodriguez tests positive for COVID-19|
|Patrick Mahomes extension: ´We´re going to be a good team for a long time´ - Balance key to megadeal|
|Coronavirus: Silver concerned about COVID-19 cases penetrating NBA bubble in Orlando|
|Eagles & former team president condemn DeSean Jackson´s anti-Semitic post|
|Coronavirus: Dinwiddie done for season after second positive test|
|Patrick Mahomes extension: Which quarterbacks could be next for a huge NFL payday?|
|Patrick Mahomes extension: The teams who passed on the $503m quarterback|
|NFL players call for cancelled preseason|
|Beal ruled out for Wizards ahead of NBA restart|
|Mahomes is already rivalling Brady and Manning - how the Chiefs QB stacks up in numbers|
|Dwight Howard confirms he will play when NBA season resumes|
|´Let me borrow $5´ - LeBron congratulates Mahomes on record-setting contract extension|
|Coronavirus: NHL, NHLPA reach return-to-play agreement|
|Coronavirus: MLB to open with Yankees v Nationals and Giants v Dodgers on July 23|
|Mahomes´ unique talents make him worth giant price tag|
|Chiefs sign Super Bowl MVP Mahomes to record 10-year extension|
|Coronavirus: MLB explains testing delays after complaints|
|Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo tests positive for coronavirus|
|Chiefs & Mahomes agree to 10-year extension – reports|
|Coronavirus: 35 NHL players test positive in last month|
|Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo slams MLB for delayed test results|
|Coronavirus: Nationals reliever Doolittle blasts US over COVID-19 response|
|Cleveland Indians manager favours changing nickname|
|Coronavirus: Braves pitcher Hernandez opts out of 2020 MLB season|
|Coronavirus: NBA releases scrimmage schedule before season restart|
|Coronavirus: Raptors ready to defend NBA title – Ibaka|
|Coronavirus: Yankees pair LeMahieu and Cessa test positive for COVID-19|
|Coronavirus: Dodgers´ Price opts out of MLB season due to COVID-19 concerns|
|Coronavirus: Giants´ Posey considering opting out of 2020 season|
|Coronavirus: Freddie Freeman among four Braves with COVID-19|
|Browns TE David Njoku wants trade|
|Cleveland Indians to discuss changing name amid pressure|
|Angels star Trout still unsure if he´ll play in 2020|
|Pacers´ Oladipo opts out of NBA restart|
|Celtics´ Hayward will leave Orlando in September for child´s birth|
|FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change name|
|Coronavirus: Spurs´ DeRozan unhappy with NBA bubble rules|
|Coronavirus: Lakers´ chances of NBA success higher after break – Davis|
|Cam Newton says Patriots contract is about respect, not money|
|Mitchell speaks about relationship with Jazz team-mate Gobert|
|Coronavirus: Blue Jays granted waiver to train in Canada|
|Cubs pitcher Quintana has thumb surgery for laceration|
|Coronavirus: Nine more NBA players test positive|
|Cam Newton: Belichick´s plan ´may not be what everyone thinks´, says Cousins|
|Coronavirus: No one has worked harder than Embiid – Brown hails 76ers star|
|Coronavirus: Giannis says 2020 NBA title will be ´toughest championship you could ever win´|
|Coronavirus: Nuggets expect to have All-Star Jokic for NBA restart|
|Jordan Love: Packers QB signs NFL contract|