TAG: Kawhi Leonard

Latest News / Jun 15, 2014 / 11:06 pm

Spurs Win 2014 NBA Finals; Kawhi Leonard Wins MVP

Kawhi Leonard, Adam Silver

The better team won. Going into the 2014 NBA Finals, many conceded the Spurs — with their league-leading bench — were the better team, but the Heat had the best player in LeBron James. The Spurs team proved far superior than the lone brilliance of James, defeating the Heat four games to one with Sunday night’s 104-87 victory in Game 5 to claim the NBA Finals that slipped out of their fingers last year. Read More »

NBA / Jun 13, 2014 / 4:45 pm

If Spurs Clinch On Sunday, It Will Be Bittersweet For Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Bosh

The Spurs have been dominant during the past two games in Miami, and Kawhi Leonard has played a huge part in both of their blowout wins. After scoring just 18 points in the first two games of the series, he put up 29 points in Game 3 and was the best player on the court in last night’s win. The Spurs are now up 3-1 in the series and have a chance to clinch on Sunday, which is also Father’s Day. If they do, it will be bittersweet for the Spurs forward after what happened six years prior. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 12, 2014 / 10:57 pm

GIF: Kawhi Leonard Skies For Two-Handed Putback Flush

Kawhi Leonard

The Spurs had another spectacular first half in Game 4, stretching their lead on Miami to 19 before the break. After another beautiful display of ball movement from Popovich’s bunch, a Patty Mills corner three-pointer actually drew iron and bounced high in the air. Except, nobody put a body on Kawhi Loenard as he came through the lane untouched to jump and flush the two-handed jam. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s Career High In Game 3

Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich

Kawhi Leonard, that soft-spoken 22-year-old out of San Diego State University, scored a career-high 29 points in San Antonio’s Game 3 win. He was unstoppable in the first quarter as the Spurs set the tone for a dominating win and Kawhi rose to the occasion after two subpar games to start the series. Read More »

Video / Jun 11, 2014 / 1:11 am

Spurs Set NBA Record With Blazing First-Half Shooting; Take 2-1 Series Lead

Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw

Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The San Antonio Spurs were on fire in a first half when they set numerous NBA Finals records while jumping out to a 71-50 lead. They connected on 25 of their 33 attempts from the field for an NBA-record 75.8 field goal percentage including a ridiculous 13-for-15 (86.7 percent) performance in the first period for the most gruesome throttling by a road team since the 1996 Bulls took a 21-point first-half lead in Seattle. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2014 / 12:03 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Smash On Chris Andersen

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard set the tone for the San Antonio Spurs’ record-setting performance from the opening tip in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. He scored 16 points in the first quarter — after 18 points combined in the first two games of the series — on an array of difficult shots, including a trio of makes from beyond the arc. The only thing missing for Leonard was a poster-worthy dunk. As the Miami Heat tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, he finally got the type of dunk for which he’s become famous. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 8, 2014 / 9:16 pm

GIF: LeBron James Dunks Over Duncan & Leonard

Tiago Splitter, LeBron James

Over halfway through the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was scoreless. He’d taken three shots and made several forays to the paint, but the length and quickness of the San Antonio Spurs had made James’ time difficult. Then he beat Kawhi Leonard off the dribble, elevated over Tim Duncan, and made us quickly forget about any lingering effects of the cramps he suffered in Game 1. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 1, 2014 / 12:44 pm

Kawhi Leonard Posterizes Serge Ibaka To Open Game 6

Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka

Mere seconds into the San Antonio Spurs’ 112-107 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night, Kawhi Leonard set the tone for what would be a historic evening by dunking on Serge Ibaka. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jun 1, 2014 / 12:22 pm

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s Series-Clinching OT Block On Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard

There was only a minute remaining in OT during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals when Kawhi Leonard‘s heady play saved the Spurs from a Game 7. After Serge Ibaka blocked Manu Ginobili‘s layup against the backboard, OKC got out on the break for what seemed like an easy transition bucket. Read More »