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San Antonio’s Leonard eyeing matchup with James

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard goes up for a shot against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the first half in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on May 21 in San Antonio.

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SAN ANTONIO — Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn’t feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
The second-year pro was simply relaxing at home Monday night, watching Miami rout the Indiana Pacers 99-76 to set up a showdown with San Antonio in the NBA Finals. Seeing how Paul George and Lance Stephenson defended James wasn’t as important to Leonard as the outcome.
“I was just laying (down), seeing who we were going to play,” he said.
Leonard means no disrespect. He is ...


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