Kawhi Leonard is “the best player in the League” according to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 28, 2017
Pop credits The Klaw’s two-way dominance as what separates the All-Star forward from the pack, though Leonard remains uninterested in the debate.
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) April 28, 2017
San Antonio finished off the Memphis Grizzlies in six games, and now moves on to face the Houston Rockets in the second round.
Per the AP:
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating Memphis 103-96 on Thursday night to take the series 4-2.
“I’m seriously thrilled that we were able to get through that first round,” Popovich said. “That’s the good news. The bad news is that now we have to go play Houston.”
[Tony] Parker added 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds. San Antonio outrebounded Memphis 46-28, with 16 of those offensive boards. That led to 17 second-chance points.