It started with Kawhi Leonard, as all good Spurs things tend to do these days. Four seconds and five passes after Leonard’s heady steal, the play ended with a San Antonio layup. Somewhere Tim Duncan and David Robinson were off their giant feet cheering, just the way Manu Ginobili and the rest of the Spurs bench are after the play (see below).
The beautiful passing — the Spurs traveled the length of the court without a dribble — reminded fans not only of the Spurs efficiency and team culture, but also of the central role the still elite Tony Parker will play in the Spurs’ playoff run this year. Parker remains a floor general, passing wizard and scoring threat. And he’s got style, as you’ll see.