Kawhi Leonard's description of game-saving block vs. Celtics was classic Kawhi

Kawhi Leonard's description of game-saving block vs. Celtics was classic Kawhi

Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words.

The Los Angeles Clippers superstar forward is not going to lavish himself with praise or go into detailed accounts of certain plays. He also barely shows any emotion on the court. The two-time NBA Finals MVP only cares about playing basketball and winning, and that's what you want from the face of your franchise.

Therefore, it wasn't surprising to hear Leonard talk about his incredible poster dunk on Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis and game-saving block on Kemba Walker in the most nondescript way possible after the Clippers' 107-104 overtime victory Wednesday night.

We knew it was coming, but it was still pretty funny. Take a look in the video below:

Never change, Kawhi.

If Leonard won't give his dunk the love it deserves, we'll help him out. It was a sensational slam and gave the Staples Center crowd a huge jolt during a critical time in the fourth quarter. In Theis' defense, he made a strong effort to contest the dunk and didn't make what is known as a "business decision" to avoid being on the highlight reel.

Leonard's game-sealing block on Walker in the final seconds of overtime was a fantastic defensive display. But even after making the play of the game, the superstar forward barely showed any emotion, although we did a get a small clap.

The Clippers are an elite defensive team, and that starts with their two best players -- Leonard and Paul George. If these two superstars are healthy come playoff time, it's going to be tough to beat L.A. in a seven-game series. We should't forget, however, that the Celtics gave the Clippers a heck of a fight in a performance that should give instill a lot of confidence in this young Boston squad.

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

The Maine Red Claws were in action at home at the Portland Expo Center on Saturday night hosting the Delaware Blue Coats, taking a 128-123 loss to fall to 7-4 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Tacko Fall wasn’t in action, but Bryce Brown was simply furious, leading all scorers with 43 points 15 of 17 from the floor overall and a franchise single-game record 11 of 11 three-pointers. Tremont Waters was terrific, too, with 18 points and 11 assists.



Brown, an undrafted free agent who helped lead Auburn to its first Final Four appearance last spring, was simply unconscious for the Claws. He shot a perfect 11 of 11 from three-point range to give him an absurd effective field goal percentage of 1.2 for the game.


Waters, the Connecticut native, was crafty in his distribution, with just four turnovers to go with his 11 assists.

Yante Maten (18 points), Vincent Poirier (18) and Justin Bibbs (10) also scored in double-figures for the Red Claws.


The Red Claws return to action Friday in Des Moines, Iowa to face the Iowa Wolves, with tipoff at 8 p.m. ET.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Anytime is a good time to watch highlights of the greatness that was Larry Bird playing for the Celtics.

But on Larry Legend's 63rd birthday? It's time to break out the best of No. 33...

The fight with Dr. J in 1984:

The 60-point game against the Hawks in '85:

The steal against Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in '87:

The "you are watching was greatness is all about" duel with Dominique Wilkins in '88:


Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.