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Boris Diaw Edition.

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If you're a frequent reader of GIF Breakdown you know I really enjoy watching Boris Diaw play basketball and the big Frenchman had a pretty solid game against the smaller Pacers on Monday night. So that's my excuse for showing nothing but Boris highlights in this one. Diaw is a versatile and key piece for the Spurs and will be important against the Warriors this (post)season as a counter to small-ball.

If you're looking for Kawhi Leonard highlights, be sure to check out Michael Erler's recap.

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Boris got his first points of the game by taking advantage of some lazy transition defense from Indy. Manu Ginobili deserves a nod for his nonchalant, 45-foot perfect-pass. Rodney Stuckey, as we will see, did not have a good time with Boris Diaw at the AT&T Center.

You would think that the Pacers would have brought help here since there is absolutely no way that Stuckey is going to stop Bobo but Indy lets the one-on-one play happen and Boris ends up with an easy bucket.

Stuckey is again in an unwinnable position and Diaw deals more punishment down low. It was here that I started to feel a little bit sorry for the 6' 5" Pacer.

C.J. Miles gave guarding Boris a shot and didn't fare any better than Stuckey.

Look at this pass! I mean...that is just beautiful. You watch, Boris Diaw, like in 2013-14 as the answer to Miami's trapping, is the key this season. We'll see about this small ball everyone is so excited about.

Let's end this edition with a pretty reverse from Diaw inside of three Pacers.