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SportsKawhi Leonard's Rise up Raptors' All-Time Playoff Scoring List Will Blow Your Mind

21:20  24 may  2019
21:20  24 may  2019 Source:   12up.com

In a dark time, Kawhi Leonard is the hero we need

In a dark time, Kawhi Leonard is the hero we need We needed that. In the year of no spring, at a time when our leaders seem to be giving up on the future itself, in the grey days after yet another Maple Leafs let-down, we needed a hero. Kawhi Leonard is that hero. We’ll be replaying The Shot for years to come, savouring every bounce of the buzzer-beater to beat all buzzer-beaters. Thousands of words have been spilled describing it, with thousands more to follow. For us, we’ll just endorse the reaction of the great LeBron James: “!! !! !! !! !! !! !!” Now, our expert colleagues in the sports department tell us, it gets harder. Maybe too hard for these Raptors.

Kawhi Leonard is that hero. We’ll be replaying The Shot for years to come, savouring every bounce of the buzzer-beater to beat all buzzer-beaters. Leonard has single-handedly led the Toronto Raptors on both ends of the floor throughout the postseason.

Kawhi Leonard is just several points away from becoming the third highest scorer in Toronto Raptors playoff history, trailing only Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. He has been putting up 30-plus-point games with ease, and at a historic rate. Kawhi Leonard has 7 35-point games in these playoffs .

Kawhi Leonard's Rise up Raptors' All-Time Playoff Scoring List Will Blow Your Mind© Gregory Shamus Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Game Four

You thought Kawhi Leonard was impressive in the regular season? Somehow, he has been even better in the playoffs.

Leonard has single-handedly led the Toronto Raptors on both ends of the floor throughout the postseason. His offensive performance has especially been off the charts and he's on the brink of cracking the top three in franchise history for playoff scoring -- after just 17 games!

What we've been witnessing from the Klaw during these playoffs is unprecedented for NBA players not named LeBron James. He has been putting up 30-plus-point games with ease, and at a historic rate.

Raptors' Green suggests Leonard has battled knee issue

Raptors' Green suggests Leonard has battled knee issue Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green may have accidentally revealed the type of injury Kawhi Leonard has been battling during the playoffs. Leonard has been hobbled at times with an apparent leg injury, though the Raptors have steadfastly refused to go into detail and say that Leonard is fine. Green, however, suggested that the star forward has been playing through some sort of knee injury en route to the NBA Finals. Listing off team injuries, Danny Green mentioned that Leonard's been dealing with a knee issue.

Kawhi Leonard putting up the winning shot at the buzzer for the Raptors against the 76ers on TORONTO — When the ball left Kawhi Leonard ’ s hands on a fadeaway from the right baseline He added later: “I knew it was Game 7. I didn’t want to leave no shots in my mind . I just wanted to go out

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Leonard currently ranks third in the NBA in playoff scoring with 31.4 points per game, trailing only Kevin Durant and James Harden. If that isn't impressive enough, he's also shooting over 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc. He's getting it done from all spots on the floor, and this Raptors team continues to reap the benefits.

Kawhi's free-agent stock continues to grow and these playoffs are a true indicator of why he's one of the premier talents in the NBA.

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