Kawhi Leonard's huge putback dunk vs Heat in NBA super slow-mo

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Kawhi Leonard has come alive in the past two games of the NBA Finals, propelling the San Antonio Spurs to an almost insurmountable 3-1 lead with two outstanding performances.

And while critics, fans, and even the Heat players themselves have been drowning the young star with compliments for his all-round play, it was a stunning putback dunk that perfectly exhibited the confidence that is oozing through the former San Diego State player's veins just now.

You can check out the move in question at the bottom of the article and trust us watching it in super-slow mo courtesy of the NBA just adds to its magnificence.

The move came with the Spurs already enjoying a commanding 20 point lead with just over a minute left in the second quarter and will have done little to help convince those inside the Americans Airline Arena hoping for a Heat revival, that anything of the sort was possible.

And judging by the reaction of LeBron James in the phantom-cam highlight, the Miami Heat players may have shared their pessimism.

James is visibly deflated as Leonard delivers the huge dunk, with the 22-year-old the epitome of his understated self as he cooly makes his way back to half court.

The San Antonio Spurs ended up 107-86 winners in Game Four of the Finals series, completing their second consecutive 15-point plus victory on the road.

Leonard himself has risen to the challenge for Gregg Popvich's side as the series has gone on, with his dunk last night complemented by a further 18 points. In Game Three meanwhile the power forward ended the game with a career high 28 whilst proving a constant thorn in the side of LeBron James defensively. 

We are used to highlight reels showing the latter's skills but it has been Leonard who has stolen the show. If the young star, who only entered the league in the 2011 Draft, can continue his form into Game Five then he will certainly be in the running for the Finals MVP Award.

That crucial Game Five takes place on Sunday night back in San Antonio at the AT&T Center.

Now for that slow-motion move from Kawhi Leonard. Enjoy...

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