Kawhi Leonard Hits Game-Winner in Utah (VIDEO)

by April 06, 2016

The San Antonio Spurs won their 65th game of the season Tuesday night, thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s late-game heroics.

Leonard’s baseline jumper in Gordon Hayward’s grill with 4.9 second remaining secured an 89-86 road win against the Utah Jazz.

Tim Duncan also joined the ultra-exclusive 1000-win club.

Per the AP:

Rodney Hood missed the potential winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Utah fell a half-game behind Dallas for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Jazz remained in the No. 8 slot and a half-game ahead of the Houston Rockets.


“They played with a lot of energy,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They were very aggressive and I thought they moved the ball much better. […] We were very lucky to win. They actually played better basketball then we did.”


Duncan became the third player with 1,000 victories in the regular season, following Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish. Duncan is the career leader in victories with one team. […] “They are fighting for a playoff seed, so we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Leonard said. “I made a couple of defensive mistakes (in the fourth quarter) and things that we don’t do and they were able to cut the lead down to 10 after making back-to-back 3s. Then after that, they just got rolling.”