Kyle Lowry said that he’s only seen Yao Ming dominate a game like Kawhi Leonard following Leonard’s 39-point, 14-rebound performance to tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at 2.
“Kawhi is dominant, just dominant. I’ve only played with one other guy like that, Yao Ming, where when he got it rolling, you can’t stop him. Kawhi has been doing this for a month,” said Lowry.
Leonard is the first player in NBA playoff history to average at least 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists with an effective field goal percentage higher than 65.
Brett Brown compared Leonard’s shot-making ability to Kobe Bryant.
“The stuff that he can get off — and we had two people out there — the stuff that he can do to create his own shot is Kobe-like,” said Brown.