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Kawhi Leonard, SF Spurs
Kawhi Leonard nearly had more offensive rebounds (eight) than the entire Heat team (nine), but that really didn't matter in Game 2.
Leonard did grab 14 total rebounds, and he scored nine points, but he shot an inefficient 4-of-12 from the field.
His defense was impressive against LeBron in the first half, holding him to just four points through the first 24 minutes of action.
That all changed though once LeBron decided to take the game over in the second half with a solid well-balanced performance.
Leonard absolutely must be more efficient with his offensive production, because the Spurs can't beat the Heat without production out on the wing.
Overall Grade: C+
LeBron James, SF Heat
It wasn't a dominant game for LeBron James in terms of offensive production, but he certainly had a well-balanced game with impressively dominant production on the defensive side of the ball.
In the fourth quarter, with the Heat going on a tear, LeBron made one of the nastiest blocks you'll ever see when he said "I don't think so" to Tiago Splitter's dunk attempt.
While LeBron was rather quiet during the first half, he came alive in the second, leading the Heat on an incredible 30-5 run that helped the Heat cap off a 27-point lead with under seven minutes left in the game.
LeBron's final stat line of 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocked shots is rather impressive, especially when you consider all the defensive rotations the Spurs threw at him.
It's so impressive to watch LeBron's complete approach to the game because he hurt the Spurs in just about every way that he could—on the glass, keeping teammates involved and dominating on defense.
If there was any question of how bad LeBron wants ring number two, that was answered with his solid and balanced performance in Game 2 of what is turning out to be a very entertaining series.
Overall Grade: A-