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SportsLeonard leads Raps to win over Nets

05:41  12 february  2019
05:41  12 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

Leonard questionable for Wizards game

Leonard questionable for Wizards game TORONTO - Raptors star Kawhi Leonard has been listed as questionable for Toronto's game against the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Leonard, who is suffering from left knee soreness, had played the last two games after sitting out a win in Atlanta on Feb. 7 to rest his knee. He has also missed 10 games for rest (load management) this season. Toronto guard Fred VanVleet remains out with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb. The Raptors are waiting on veteran guard Jeremy Lin, who has indicated he is headed to Toronto after working out a buyout agreement with Atlanta.

Kawhi Leonard poured in 27 points, and the Toronto Raptors rediscovered their three-point touch in a 125-107 victory over the Washington Wizards on TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard grabbed a defensive rebound Friday night and then sprinted coast-to-coast for a dunk, seemingly without breaking a sweat.

Leonard led the league- leading Raptors to a 125-115 victory over veteran Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat, for their fifth consecutive win . But most notable about Leonard 's night? The seven-year wing, whose focus on the floor makes him look almost robotic, received his first regular-season

Leonard leads Raps to win over Nets© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Toronto Raptors Marc Gasol makes a reverse dunk as Brooklyn Nets forward Ed Davis (17) looks on during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 30 points and hit the game-winning shot with 4.2 seconds left as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday.

Marc Gasol had 16 points off the bench in his home debut for the Raptors (42-16), scoring 11 of those in the fourth quarter.

Gasol was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies at last week's trade deadline as the team bolstered its roster for a post-season push.

Can acquisition of Marc Gasol convince Kawhi Leonard to stay in Toronto?

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Kawhi Leonard had 15 of his 31 points in the third quarter Friday to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in a marquee The Raptors were coming off a 116-104 win over Cleveland in Wednesday's season opener, while the Celtics began their campaign Tuesday with a

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed 5 rebounds to propel the Spurs to a 107-99 victory over the Hawks.

Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Raps and Pascal Siakam had 17 points.

D'Angelo Russell had a team-high 28 points for the Nets (29-29), who made 20 three-point baskets.

Joe Harris scored 24 points while Allen Crabbe chipped in with 22 for Brooklyn.

Leonard answered a challenge from head coach Nick Nurse, who said the NBA all-star appeared unmotivated over the last four games.

"I just think he's got to get a little bit more engaged, right?" Nurse said Monday morning. "I always say go out there and 'destroy some people' or whatever it is. You know? You've got to get motivated."

The Raptors struggled to find their pace in the opening quarter. Leonard committed three of the team's five turnovers in the first as they trailed Brooklyn 29-21. Harris scored 15 of 24 points in the opening quarter for the Nets.

Can acquisition of Marc Gasol convince Kawhi Leonard to stay in Toronto?

Can acquisition of Marc Gasol convince Kawhi Leonard to stay in Toronto? The addition of Marc Gasol could help entice Kawhi Leonard to re-sign with the Raptors long term.

After the Raptors’ win over Miami on Sunday, Leonard was asked if he had seen his former coach’s comments. Reportedly, the friction stemmed from the nagging quad injury that cost Leonard all but nine games last season, and festered over time as he and the team disagreed on treatment.

Stock quotes by finanzen. net . Leonard had 20 points and the Spurs wore down the short-handed Clippers 108-87 on Tuesday night to match the second-longest home winning streak to open But it's Saturday's showdown against the league- leading Golden State Warriors that everyone is focused on.

Toronto chipped away at Brooklyn's lead in the second. Trailing 42-34, the Raptors went on a 10-2 run with their best players subbed back into the court.

Gasol, acquired for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second-round draft pick, made a basket in that run. Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Siakam also recorded baskets to help Toronto keep it close.

Harris would hit back-to-back three-pointers to give Brooklyn a 60-56 lead at halftime.

The Raptors bench helped Toronto even the score at 92-92 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Raptors were able to pull away from the Nets thanks to Gasol's production. He went 5-for-5 to go with a pair of assists and some key defensive stops.

Note: The Raptors, already with a short bench due to the Gasol trade, were without the services of Fred VanVleet. The guard is out for three weeks with a thumb ligament injury. Nurse said he was surprised about VanVleet's injury and hopes he won't miss too many games. VanVleet was injured on Saturday in the Raptors' 104-99 win over the New York Knicks.

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