With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Spurs leading 62-58, Danny Green found Leonard streaking up the court in transition. Collecting a bounce pass at the free throw line, Leonard rose in one motion to extend and throw down a one-handed slam over a contesting effort from Barnes. Replays showed that Leonard took a little contact from Barnes across the body but was still able to finish over the top.
San Antonio's victory gave them a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 set for Thursday in Oakland. Leonard finished with 17 points (on seven-for-eight shooting), seven rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes.
Leonard's dunk falls just outside of the "Dunk of the Playoffs" conversation, which currently includes Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, Rockets forward Carlos Delfino, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Warriors center Andrew Bogut, Bulls forward Taj Gibson, Pacers forward Gerald Green, Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Barnes. RELATED: Top 10 Dunks of the 2012-13 season