Leonard scored a team-high 29 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 12-13 FT) and added nine rebounds, four assists and three steals across 40 minutes Thursday in a 103-96 win over the Grizzlies in Game 6 of the series.
Leonard lived at the foul line throughout the first round, converting an incredible 59-of-61 attempts (96.7%). Coach Gregg Popovich's decision to manage Leonard's minutes cautiously in the regular season seemed to pay dividends, as the All-Star forward was able to stay consistently productive while playing at least 39 minutes in four games of the series. He averaged 31.2 points (on 54.8% shooting), 6.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.3 three-pointers and 2.0 steals in the first round and should continue to rack up stats across the board in the Spurs' Western Conference semifinals matchup with the Rockets, which kicks off Monday.
Leonard registered 43 points (14-30 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, six steals and three assists across 44 minutes Saturday in a 110-108 loss to the Grizzlies in Game 4 of the series.
Leonard almost willed the Spurs to a 3-1 series lead Saturday, scoring San Antonio's final 16 points of regulation to take the game to overtime and tying the game with 17 seconds remaining in the extra period on a clutch three-pointer. In addition to his offensive exploits, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year made things difficult for the Grizzlies wings with the six thefts, one short of his total from the previous seven games combined. The do-everything forward is now averaging 32.5 points (on 58% shooting), 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.5 three-pointers and 2.0 steals in 36.5 minutes per game during the series.
Leonard produced 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block over 30 minutes during Thursday's 105-94 loss to the Grizzlies in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Leonard started out like a house afire early but like the rest of his teammates, fell victim to a steamrolling Grizzlies squad in the third quarter. The All-Star forward did look excellent in the first half on both ends of the floor and could have naturally offered much better production had he played his usual allotment of minutes. Factoring in Thursday's effort, Leonard is shooting 66.7 percent from the field over the first three games of the series and averaging 29.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 34.0 minutes. He and the Spurs will try to bounce back in Game 3 on Saturday night.
Leonard produced 37 points (9-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 19-19 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists across 40 minutes during a 96-82 win against the Grizzlies on Monday.
Leonard exceeded the 30-point mark for the second consecutive time to open the series, and converted on each his eye-popping 19 free throw attempts. The 19 free throw attempts marked the most Leonard has had all season and he is now 28-of-28 from the foul line so far in the series. And if that's not enough, Leonard snagged 11 boards, which gave him his first double-double of the playoffs.
Leonard provided 32 points (11-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 9-9 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals across 32 minutes during Saturday's 111-82 victory over the Grizzlies.
Leonard came out hot during his team's first playoff game, taking advantage of his matchup against the 40-year-old Vince Carter, missing just three of his 14 shots from the field and converting all nine of his free-throw attempts. His five assists, three rebounds and two steals also provided nice value to those who played him in DFS. Assuming Grizzlies' coach David Fizdale keeps assigning Carter to guard Leonard, Leonard will likely continue to provide an impressive scoring punch to the Spurs' offense.
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