as declared in The way he’s playing, the way he’s contributing on both ends of the floor.
When Kawhi Leonard hit the leaning 25-foot, 3-pointer that put the San Antonio Spurs in front with 25 seconds left to play, the game still was not over.
He is averaging 26.2 points per game, the most for any Spurs player since Hall of Famer David Robinson averaged 27.6 in his MVP season of 1994-95.
Leonard’s come-from-behind block not only preserved the Spurs’ 112-110 victory — their eighth in a row — but should have refocused the race for MVP.
That didn’t happen until Leonard went to the other end of the court and slammed the door.
Kawhi Leonard makes everyone wonder if he, not James Harden, should be MVP
Everyone was very on time with their “hey, what about Kawhi Leonard for MVP” takes, it turns out.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 7, 2017If someone could photoshop Kawhi Leonard slapping the MVP out of Harden’s hand….
While that may still be the case, Monday’s Rockets-Spurs game served as quite the argument for Kawhi Leonard, particularly the final 30 seconds.
So about that Kawhi Leonard guy….
I’ve always had Kawhi Leonard IN the MVP discussion.
Kawhi Leonard vaults himself into the MVP race with game-winning 3 and block in 7 seconds
The Spurs beat the Rockets on Monday night 112-110 in San Antonio thanks to a Kawhi Leonard takeover in the fourth quarter.
Late in the fourth quarter, Kawhi took over and made every case possible for his place in the MVP conversation.
James Harden was the story of the first half, but Leonard was the story when it mattered.
Leonard finished the night with 39 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and a steal.
The Spurs then held on to the lead for the final 25 seconds.
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