Kawhi Leonard showed why he is an MVP candidate, he carried the Spurs back into the game after a rocky start offensively and helped narrow the gap in the first quarter. The Grizz came out red hot from the field and the Spurs could not buy a bucket--Leonard was the only starter who was ready to play from the start. He had an fantastic stat line, scoring 32 points while shooting a scorching 78% from the field.
Parker did what Parker does and that was show up in the playoffs. He was aggressive on the offensive end and the offense provided him with 13 field goal attempts. This allowed for the veteran to get into a rhythm and shoot a blazing 62% from the field, while scoring 18. He coupled this with getting in the paint well and hitting both of his three-point shots. The Spurs are truly a different team when he scores the basketball.
1) Lamarcus Aldridge:
Aldridge came into the game lethargic but by the third quarter he was very aggressive in the paint. He didn’t settle for long jumpers and decided to cause havoc down low. When the Grizz were making a push in the third quarter and the Spurs were only up by 5 or so points he took the game over. His relentless work in the paint help the Spurs put the necessary space between them and this hungry Grizz team. He scored 20 points for the game but his energy and aggression on the offensive end were more impressive.