Kawhi Leonard's Persistent Defense on Dwyane Wade Results in Steal

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2014

via gyfcat.com

Kawhi Leonard gets a lot of attention for his strong shooting, but the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade learned in Game 4 that the San Antonio Spurs' young star can hold his own on defense.

No matter what Wade did on this possession, Leonard stuck with him. The Spurs forward did his best to try to poke the ball away from Wade, and eventually, he was able to force a turnover.

Oh, the steal came when the game was all but wrapped up. The Spurs led the Heat by 22 points with just more than five minutes remaining. Despite the score, Leonard was playing defense at a championship level.

Leonard finished with three steals to go along with 20 points and 14 rebounds in Game 4.

[gyfcat.com, h/t Reddit]