Kawhi Leonard Steps Up as the Spurs Take Control of Series

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Kawhi Leonard Steps Up as the Spurs Take Control of Series
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AT&T CENTER — He's the quietest player on the floor for the San Antonio Spurs, even more stoic than long-suspected robot Tim Duncan. He's so reserved, in fact, that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich joked earlier in the season that he still hadn't spoken to half the players on the Spurs roster. And yet, when he starts to make plays he generates the biggest jump in performance in play from his teammates, and the AT&T Center crowd couldn't be louder.

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