You have to like a player, who's a student of the game.
Kawhi Leonard proved himself to be just that Wednesday night, using Hakeem Olajuwon's signature Dream Shake move to send J.J. Redick crashing to the floor faked out of his shoes. That highlight and Blake Griffin's drive and dunk against Boris Diaw were easily the best two moments from NBA playoff action on Wednesday night.
The sixth-seed San Antonio Spurs, behind Tim Duncan's 28 points and 11 rebounds and Leonard's 23 points and nine boards were able to squeeze past the No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers, 111-107, in overtime to even their first-round series at 1-1.
In other playoff action (5) Memphis Grizzlies scored a 97-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers to push their series lead to 2-0.
The No. 1 Atlanta Hawks also increased their series lead to 2-0 via a 96-91 win over eighth-seed Brooklyn Nets.
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