The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard was an absolute monster last night with a remarkable line of 11 of 18 from the floor for & 1-2 from the three point line for 24 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals against the Phoenix Suns.
“Kawhi Leonard was spectacular on both ends of the court,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
“Kawhi is one of those guys defensively, he gets after it,” Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek said. “When he’s around the ball you’ve got to be strong with it and you’ve got to be able to get rid of it without getting it knocked away.”
For the incoming Mavericks, they have lost their last two games to the Thunder and Grizzlies, both on the road. The loss to the Grizzlies taken particularly hard.
“I feel like we’re beating ourselves right now,” said Mavs guard Raymond Felton
“This is one of the better defensive teams in the league,” coach Rick Carlisle said of the Grizzlies. “Tomorrow we’re playing the best defensive team in the league [Spurs], by percentage and by numbers. We have to do better, and we will.”