Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year
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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Thursday April 23rd, 2015

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard unleashed a vicious ankle-breaking move on Clippers guard J.J. Redick during San Antonio's 111-107 overtime win in Game 2 at the Staples Center on Wednesday.

This fake bamboozled Redick so badly that he fell to the court as if his legs were made from jelly.

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With a little under seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and San Antonio leading 86-78, Leonard received the ball near the top of the circle and attacked the paint going left. Redick shadowed him closely, causing Leonard to fake as if he were going to spin back towards the lane for a turnaround jumper.

Clippers left wondering what might've been after Spurs steal Game 2 in OT

Halfway through the move, Leonard stopped and rotated back the other way. The only problem? Redick kept going, straight to the court. Now that he had created a clean look, Leonard calmly sank his mid-range jumper to complete the highlight. Pretty stuff.

Leonard finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with a team-high 28 points and 11 rebounds.

Blake Griffin led all scorers with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, but his triple double wasn't enough for the Clippers. Chris Paul added 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

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The Clippers and the Spurs are now tied at one game in their first-round series. Game 3 is set for Friday in San Antonio.

Video via YouTube user NBAshowtimeHD

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