The task is tougher, but the bar is lower for whoever gets the assignment of guarding LeBron James. It’s a combination that might confuse some young players, but San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, thrown into the deep end of the NBA Finals at the age of 21, seems to have a pretty good handle on it.
“I don’t feel like I stopped him,” Leonard said Saturday as reporters took another run at figuring out exactly what happened in the Spurs’ 92-88 Game 1 victory Thursday. “He had 18 points, 10 assists and 18 rebounds. He had a triple-double. He had a great game.”
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