Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have been the cornerstones of the Spurs for the last decade, but combined to score only 12 points in San Antonio’s 100-73 Game 3 throttling of the Los Angeles Clippers. How did San Antonio manage to beat Los Angeles by 27 points despite three of their best players only mustering up 12 points in totality? New kid on the block Kawhi Leonard poured in a career-high 32 points on the Clippers, including a third quarter in which he outscored Los Angeles 13-11.
The tight-lipped Leonard is having a monstrous start to the postseason, averaging 24.3 points per game on 63% shooting from the field, 60% shooting from behind the arc and he’s number one in PER amongst all starters (31.6.) San Antonio now leads the series 2-1, and hopes to take a commanding 3-1 lead in Game 4 on Sunday.