|Leonard's D helps Spurs contain LeBron|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 06 June 2013 19:41|
The awesome responsibility of defending the world's best player didn't faze the second-year swingman in the least.
Leonard was the point man in San Antonio's defense of James, who scored a playoff-low 18 points in the Spurs' 92-88 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 on Thursday night.
Leonard hounded James all night long, chasing him around the perimeter and forcing him to look to pass first. Leonard also had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a stellar finals debut.
James also had 18 rebounds and 10 assists for his 10th career playoff triple-double. But he made only 7 of 16 shots.