The NBA posted a top-25 video of the best San Antonio Spurs plays from this past season.
The 2016-17 NBA season has long been over for the San Antonio Spurs. They finished the year at 61-21, which earned the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs throughout the season, averaging a shade over 25 points per game. It was the highest of his career in the first year of the post-Tim Duncan era. Leonard went on to finish third in the MVP voting, behind Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
Leonard and the Spurs had terrific on-court moments throughout the season. There were enough to make a top-25 list out of, which the NBA’s Facebook page posted on Wednesday evening. Here’s how the list looks for the top-five:
- Manu Ginobili blocks James Harden of the Houston Rockets’ shot from behind as time expires in the NBA playoffs.
- Kawhi Leonard’s game-clinching shot and block against the Houston Rockets.
- Jonathon Simmons throws down against the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Jonathon Simmons blocks Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors from behind on an attempted layup.
- Kawhi Leonard steals the ball, saves it from going out of bounds, and leads the fast break against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The top-five was full of Leonard and Simmons, the latter of whom is no longer with the team. Them, and others, provided these signature plays of the Spurs’ season that got them to 61 wins and a spot in the Western Conference Finals, despite the finish of the series.
The 2017-18 season is still three months away, which should see highlight plays fill up San Antonio’s year, as they attempt to make a run at another NBA championship. Let’s see what plays come about throughout the season and appear on next year’s highlight film.