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By Sarah Cilea
Kawhi Leonard | A
In a rare occurrence, Kawhi failed to log a single steal or block. But he had an almost sneaky good performance on offense. Despite drawing double-teams consistently, Leonard scored an efficient 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting (2-of-2 from three) with six rebounds and two assists. He telegraphed a few passes out of the double in the second half, but the more practice he gets in those situations during the regular season, the better.
LaMarcus Aldridge | A
LaMarcus Aldridge was huge. He got a nice boost from an early stint with Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, David West and Danny Green, scoring eight points in a row from 3:37 to the 2:06 mark of the first quarter via some nice ball movement. After that, he was in All-Star form, scoring 11 of the Spurs’ 36 points in a game-changing third quarter. He finished with a game high 24 points (10-of-16, 4-of-4 FT), nine rebounds,and two steals. As Tom Orsborn of the SA Express-News pointed out on Twitter, this and Wednesday’s game vs the Suns mark the first consecutive 20-point outings of the season for Aldridge.