Two wins in a row, with great defense in the second game, has settled down Spurs fans. Tim Duncan also had some reassuring words, "We get some wins together and start feeling good about ourselves then we'll be in the right place during the playoffs."
Tim Duncan isn't what he used to be down low, but I still love watching Big Fun go to work in the more limited opportunities he gets. Alex Len plays him well, taking away the baseline and the middle before a great contest, but Tim sinks the tough, fall-away banker.
Kawhi Leonard made life really difficult for Eric Bledsoe all night. Check out the timing on this great chase-down rejection.
I would love to see a stat that shows the Spurs' record when Kawhi Leonard goes coast-to-coast for a score in the game. These plays have to be good for Kawhi's moment-to-moment confidence and confident Kawhi is an incredible sight. Leonard's sprints down the court with ball in hand are probably the most exciting moments in games from the Spurs perspective, unless you're like me and completely lose it after the rare Boris Diaw chase-down block, and this one doesn't disappoint. Whi evades a couple of steal attempts with a crossover, takes two more dribbles, gathers the ball, squeezes between two more Suns and takes two big steps on his way to a forceful slam.
The Spurs forced a turnover on the other end and on the ensuing break Manu Ginobili delivered a gorgeous wraparound-pass to Leonard for two.
That's it for this edition of GIF Breakdown. We'll be back after the Kings game, hopefully with the Spurs on a three-game win streak.