Tim Duncan was the model of consistency for the Spurs during his 19 years wearing the Silver and Black, but when he retired last year, he passed the torch to Kawhi Leonard, who is already surpassing him in the record books with his superlative play. In 2005, Duncan set the record for the Spurs for consecutive games scoring ten points or more at 75. It’s actually bit of a surprise that the number is that low. But on the streak-breaker game on March 20, 2005, Tim only played two minutes, leaving early with an ankle injury. He returned a couple of weeks later, and apparently did OK for the rest of the season, as the Spurs won their third title in June with Tim as the Finals MVP.
Kawhi Leonard has scored in double figures in 75 consecutive games, tying the @spurs franchise record set by Tim Duncan in 2005. pic.twitter.com/uZzSLis0YQ— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 22, 2017
Hard to believe it wasn't higher for Timmy. https://t.co/09dYxsARo5— ESPN SA (@ESPN_SA) January 22, 2017
Friday night in New Orleans, Leonard scored 23 points in a loss to the Pelicans, securing his 76th straight game with double-digit scoring.