Game 3 was another tight one, and these rankings are stabilizing along with the scoring margins. Without further ado:
1. LaMarcus Aldridge(+0 from previous ranking)
He finally came down to earth, but still had 24 and 8 on some really tough shot-making. The strength of his first two games keeps him up top.
2. Kawhi Leonard(+1)
Leonard is making a case to redefine Hero Ball. His 31 and 11 on 53%/75% shooting from the floor/three is impressive enough, but his nose for the ball in the clutch is what stood out the most—he iced the game with an offensive rebound. Leonard also continued to lock down Russell Westbrook when assigned there on defense, and played more aggressively than Kevin Durant—Kawhi took a whopping 14 free throws on the road, dwarfing Durant’s 6. Keep Reading…