Kawhi Leonard is getting the best of Jimmy Butler

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots past Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Prior to tonight’s game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich compared Jimmy Butler toKawhi Leonard, but it’s been Leonard who has looked most impressive tonight.

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Butler has been held in check with just 12 points late in the fourth quarter. Leonard, meanwhile has a game-high 25, including two on this spin move against Butler.

This should end the Kawhi vs butler debate RT @BleacherReport: Kawhi Leonard makes it look so easy. https://t.co/ocgmy8AMif — PabloXandoval (@Skrilla_P) December 1, 2015

Butler is 5-9 from the field, including 0-2 from 3-point range.

Pau Gasol leads Chicago with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bulls lead San Antonio 88-87.

Five different Bulls are in double figures.

All stats via ESPN.


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