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GIF Breakdown: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game Three

The Spurs pushed the Grizzlies to the brink behind Kawhi Leonard's historic game. Leonard got it done on both sides of the floor for the Silver and Black, let's take a quick review.

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Game Three was much closer than expected and it took a rare night from Kawhi Leonard to propel the Spurs to a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Whi finished with an incredible 32-7-2-4-5 line, just the fourth time in postseason history that that line has been posted, twice by Hakeem Olajuwon and once by Kevin Garnett. Let's look at some of Leonard's night.


The Grizzlies led in the fourth quarter of this one, but Kawhi steadied the Spurs and he dropped 10 in the quarter.

Tony Allen played Whi as well as you can here, hounding the all-star on the left block, loosening Leonard's handle but it was great effort for nothing. Kawhi drills the turnaround, the Spurs take a comfortable lead and everything is right.

Let's look at Kawhi muck up the Grizzlies attack, playing passing lanes, using his length to get a finger on a ball, or using his outstanding timing to come up with a block. Check out these plays of the Defensive Player of the Year showing us exactly why he deserved back-to-back DPoY awards.

I mean, it's a nightmare to try to play basketball against this guy. I know it's Matt Barnes but, geez oh whiz, this isn't remotely fair.

Tim Duncan Watch:

Is there any question who the best entry-passer on the Spurs is?

Tim's not taking much of an offensive load against Memphis but with position and an opportunity the big man got one of his two buckets in the game. Perhaps it's notable that Tim only played 13 minutes in the contest, which perhaps was a little light as the Spurs were owned on the glass on Friday night.