Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game One of Round One during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 15, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Spurs Romp Over Grizzlies, 111-82, in Playoff Game 1

Nobody expected the Spurs to have an easy time of it in their first-round NBA playoff series against the muck-it-up and grind-it-out defense of the Memphis Grizzlies, not even when Tony Allen, Memphis’ version of Bruce Bowen, was declared out for the series with a calf injury.

Spurs Persevere for Another Home Court Win Over Wizards

Nothing seems to come easily for the Spurs on their AT&T Center home court this season, and Friday night’s 107-105 win over the Washington Wizards is the latest evidence that last season’s complete ascendancy in the building is lost somewhere outside Loop-410.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs steals the ball and breaks away from Ben McLemore #23 of the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on October 27, 2016 in Sacramento, California.

Leonard’s Defensive Gems Steal the Show

Nobody needed social media to identify the mishaps that doomed the Kings and allowed the Spurs to claim a 102-94 victory in a grind-out game that had its own level of satisfaction that matched Tuesday’s thumping of the Golden State Warriors.