With an early injury to Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard stepped up big and scored a game-high 22 points while making a bigger presence on the defensive end with a game-high 5 steals to help close out the Blazers in a 22 point win.
My mindset was just trying to be aggressive on the offensive end,” Leonard said. “Just knowing Tony was out, he’s very aggressive and still try to stick with our system. Play our offense, move the ball, just try to be a little more aggressive.”
The Spurs will play the winner of the Clippers/Thunder series.
“Whoever’s the best team, I want to play them,” Leonard said. “It’s gonna prepare us for the (NBA) finals.”