AT&T CENTER – Three days ago Miami Heat forward LeBron James dropped 61 points on the Charlotte Bobcats in a win. Thursday, with James being defended by Kawhi Leonard (11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals) and the San Antonio Spurs, he finished with just 19 points on 6-of-18 shooting in 38 minutes, as the Spurs blew out the Heat in the fourth quarter (29-13) to win 111-87.
Tony Parker (17 points) started the Spurs with a frenetic pace, but it was Leonard’s defense, Tim Duncan’s (23 points, 11 rebounds) strong play in the fourth quarter, Boris Diaw’s (16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) unpredictable playmaking ability, and strong support from the Spurs’ bench which led to the Spurs defeating the Heat. Here were a few topics to note in the Spurs’ 45th win of the season.
“He was a pest.” – Tim Duncan on Kawhi Leonardno comments