"We just can't be in a rush," he said. "That's what I'm [telling them]. Just be patient. It's hard to win a championship. The pressure isn't even on us now. Just enjoy the process and have fun."
George missed the first 11 games of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries, but he's been terrific since returning, averaging 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 39.5 percent from three. Leonard, the reigning Finals MVP, is averaging 26.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
As the second half of the season begins, Leonard appears to be hitting another level. He's scored at least 30 points in three straight games for the first time since Oct. 28 to Nov. 3.