[Guide] News on April 23, – Tony Parker completely disappeared, Kawhi Leonard stood
Come out and show off the demeanor of the 2013-14 Finals MVP.
In today’s game, Leonard became the Spurs’ offensive weapon. Under the tight defense of the Clippers, he hit many key goals, including flying the Clippers’ first sharp shot JJ Redick in the fourth quarter, sending 25 meters long in overtime.
Pass, help the Spurs win a key victory.
Leonard made 9 of 16 shots and scored 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Kawhi Leonard becomes Spurs’ weapon
After entering the playoffs, the Clippers’ defense was surprisingly good, and most of their defensive tactics against the Spurs were successful.
They successfully limited Tony Parker, limited Danny Green, limited Manu Ginobili, and even limited Tim Duncan when they played.
Under such defensive intensity, the two teams played very stalemate. In the third and fourth quarters of the game, almost every ball was a key ball.
At 5 minutes and 45 seconds into the third quarter, Chris Paul scored a jumper to help the Clippers approach the score 58-59.
Under the tight defense of the Clippers, the Spurs’ offensive system was almost destroyed, and there were almost no open shots.
In the playoffs, the defensive intensity is like this.
At this time, Leonard stepped forward. He used his personal ability to attack the basket and score.
At 4 minutes and 07 seconds into the third quarter, the Clippers approached the score 61-65.
At this time, it was Leonard again. He received a pass from Boyce Diaw at 45 degrees to the right of the three-point line. With the defender blocked on his face, he directly shot a three-pointer to help the Spurs maintain the lead.
For the Spurs, because it is an away game, they are very likely to collapse without Leonard’s key goals.
Because after the start of the second half, Tony Parker didn’t play and Duncan was restricted. If Leonard didn’t play again, the Spurs would most likely not be able to support Patty Mills and other substitutes, and would collapse early.
In the fourth quarter and overtime, Leonard himself also performed extremely well.
At 6 minutes and 41 seconds into the fourth quarter, Leonard held the ball on the left side. Facing Redick’s close defense, he dribbled the opponent away, and then jumped up to score a mid-range shot, helping the Spurs widen the point difference to
After entering overtime, Leonard completed a long pass close to 25 meters, assisted Patty Mills for a layup, and the Spurs completed a 2-second fast break.
In the next attack, Leonard cut to the inside again, received a pass from Diaw and scored an easy layup.
With Leonard’s pass and one shot, the Spurs’ lead has come to 6 points.
It can be seen that in today’s game, Leonard and Tim Duncan have become the masters of the game.