She averaged 14 points, 5.6 assists, and connected on 53 percent of her three-point shots over the course of those five games. The Stars are currently on a three-game winning streak, and while they won’t make the postseason this year, this is evidence that letting Plum develop could have a great payoff for San Antonio in the future.
Plum did sprain her ankle in the preseason but has since recovered, so the Stars cannot use that injury to explain her lack of minutes this season. She’s also a rookie who will have the same growing pains of any other rookie. But young players need time to develop, and she can only do that by being on the court.
But the Spurs were a shell of themselves in high-leverage situations with their all-world forward off the floor.
After Leonard left Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals with an ankle injury, San Antonio blew a 23-point lead and ceded defeat to Golden State. The Warriors eventually swept the Spurs and won a championship in the most dominant postseason display in NBA history.
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If Kawhi had some help at the point guard position, however, the outcome of that West series may have been different. Tony Parker ruptured his quad in San Antonio’s second-round series against the Rockets. The Spurs played point guard by committee, with Leonard serving as the primary ball handler and Jonathon Simmons, Patty Mills, and Dejounte Murray filling in.
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