Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/7/13
MIAMI (AP) -- Manu Ginobili said before the NBA Finals started that Kawhi Leonard was San Antonio's only hope of containing LeBron James. The awesome responsibility of defending the world's best player didn't faze the second-year swingman in the least. Leonard was the point man in San Antonio's defense of James, who scored a playoff-low 18 points in the Spurs' 92-88 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 on Thursday night. Leonard hounded James all night long, chasing him around the perimeter and forcing him to look to pass first. Leonard also had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a stellar finals debut. "Nowadays keeping LeBron under 20 is just, like, something that doesn't happen very often," Ginobili said. "And Kawhi did a great job. Of course, it's a matter of having a (big man) behind him, helping and rotating. But that was as good as it gets for one-on-one coverage. Great job by him." With Tim Duncan in the paint behind him and help on the wings from Danny Green and any other S...
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