Siakam scores 35 points and Raptors rout Utah 130-110 with historic first half
TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 35 points as the Toronto Raptors crushed the Utah Jazz 130-110 on Sunday in a game that was all but over before the second half even started. The Raptors (15-4) stretched their season-high winning streak to seven games. They have yet to lose in nine games this season at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors had eight players score in double figures against a Jazz team that arrived boasting the league's fifth-best defence.The Raptors (15-4) stretched their season-high winning streak to seven games. They have yet to lose in nine games this season at Scotiabank Arena.
Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Anunoby scored nine points in the first and the Raptors went 6 for 6 at the free throw line to lead 32-27 after one. Toronto led 36-34 on a basket
On April 6, 2014, Leonard scored a season-high 26 points in the Spurs' 112 – 92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Leonard led the Raptors into the 2019 Finals on the back of what was being described as an On July 10, 2019, Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers to a reported three-year
TORONTO — On a night Kawhi Leonard was celebrated by Toronto Raptors fans, he showed them just what they're missing this season.
In his first trip to Toronto since leaving for Los Angeles in the off-season, Leonard had 23 points to lead the Clippers to a 112-92 rout of his former team.
Pascal Siakam had 24 points, while Norman Powell finished with 22 points for the Raptors (16-8), in their fourth loss in five games. It was Toronto's third consecutive loss at home after going a franchise-record 9-0 to start the season.
OG Anunoby had 13 points and seven rebounds, Marc Gasol added 11 rebounds to go with nine points and Terrence Davis chipped in with 10 points for Toronto, which was missing Fred VanVleet for the second consecutive game (right knee contusion).
Siakam scores 22, Raptors beat Bulls 93-92 to stop slide
CHICAGO — The Raptors held off the Chicago Bulls and then turned their attention toward the superstar who led them to their first championship in his lone season with Toronto. It figures to be quite a night on Wednesday when Kawhi Leonard visits Toronto for the first time since signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA Finals MVP will pick up his ring and probably get a warm welcome. “I think it's going to be a good moment for him and I think he's going to be really, really happy to get his ring,” Kyle Lowry said.The Raptors were happy to leave Chicago with a victory on Monday night.
Leonard , Harrell lead Clippers past Wizards 135-119. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas added 23 points Detroit led 60-58 in the third minute of the third quarter before the Celtics scored 10 straight points to Thunder 128, Clippers 110. Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 32 points
Leonard, who earned Finals MVP to cap the Raptors' historic playoff run, shot 8-for-14 on the night, adding six assists and five rebounds for the Clippers (19-7), who won for the ninth time in 11 outings.
The game had been circled on Raptors' fans calendars since the season schedule was released. And the early minutes definitely lived up to the hype. The Scotiabank Arena crowd of 20,144 gave Leonard a rousing hero's welcome, chanting "M-V-P!" as he received his NBA championship ring.
By halftime, fans had to be wishing Leonard was still on their team.
Toronto had an early six-point lead, but the game turned on a horrible second quarter. Williams poured in 13 points alone in the frame. The Raptors had 14 points as a team, on 5-for-22 shooting. They missed all nine three-point attempts.
Kawhi set to play vs. Raptors in return to Toronto
The Los Angeles Clippers released their injury report ahead of Wednesday's much-anticipated road game against the Toronto Raptors, and it appears superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is ready to go. Barring any late developments, Leonard will play in the Clippers' annual one-game pilgrimage north of the border, allowing former teammates and Raptors fans alike an opportunity to welcome back a player crucial to the 2019 championship run. The festivities will begin in earnest with a pregame ring ceremony for the reigning Finals MVP.Whether Leonard would actually play in his Toronto homecoming was a subject of speculation.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points , Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Clippers 121-103 on Sunday for their 10th victory in their last 11 home Gilgeous-Alexander, born in nearby Hamilton, had 19 points to lead Los Angeles. ''He came in and played great,'' Rivers said.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points , Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Clippers 121-103 on Sunday for their 10th “It’s hard to play a whole other 48 minutes in less than 24 hours,” the rookie said. Gilgeous-Alexander, born in nearby Hamilton, had 19 points to lead Los
The Raptors turned it around to start the third, holding the Clippers to just 1-for-11 shooting, and when Anunoby swatted the ball away from Leonard and raced downcourt for a dunk, it pulled Toronto to within five points with about five minutes left in the frame.
The Raptors momentum died a swift death soon after. Toronto didn't score a basket over the final 3:43 of the frame and trailed 88-71 with one quarter left to play.
Toronto would come no closer than 14 points from that point on, and both coaches emptied their benches in the final dreadful minutes, sending fans to the exits well before the final buzzer.
These two teams met exactly one month earlier in L.A., but neither team was at full strength. The Raptors were missing both Lowry (fractured thumb) and Serge Ibaka (ankle strain) that night, while Anunoby left the game in the first two minutes after Leonard swatted him in the eye.
Doc blown away by Raptors' tribute to Kawhi: 'That's the best I've seen'
Doc blown away by Raptors' tribute to Kawhi: 'That's the best I've seen'But by all accounts, there was little - if any - animosity toward the "Fun Guy," with all parties showering the 28-year-old Leonard with appreciation for helping the city capture its maiden NBA title.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points , Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Clippers 121-103 on Sunday for their 10th victory in their last ''We were on national TV and I felt like we just dropped the ball,'' Wright said about the 105- 92 loss to the NBA- leading Bucks. TIP-INS.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points , Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 121-103 "It's hard to play a whole other 48 minutes in less than 24 hours," the rookie said. Gilgeous-Alexander, born in nearby Hamilton, had 19 points to lead
The Clippers were missing Paul George, who was recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
The Raptors hassled Leonard into one of his worst games of the season — 12 points on 2-for-11 shooting and a career-worst nine turnovers in the Clippers' 99-88 win.
"I'd think it would be pretty hard to make him go 2-for-11 and nine turnovers, but it would be really cool if we could," Raptors coach Nick Nurse said before the game.
With the much-anticipated return of Leonard — dubbed the King of the North last season — the night got off to an emotional start. Lowry presented Leonard with his ring, and the two hugged.
"I'm going to be connected with Kawhi for life because of what we achieved last year," Nurse said. "And all of us that were in that locker-room are."
"When the ball goes up, the reality is we gotta get to playing and do everything we can to try to beat a great basketball team. This is as deep a talented team as there is in the league."
Anunoby led the way with nine points in a solid first quarter featuring some of the best basketball Toronto had played in a few games. The Raptors went into the second leading 32-27.
Toronto's execution disappeared in a disastrous second quarter. The Raptors led by five early on, but a hook shot by Ivica Zubac capped a 28-10 Clippers lead that put the visitors up by 13 points. Five consecutive points by Williams sent L.A. into the locker-room at halftime with a 64-46 advantage.
The Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 11, 2019.
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press
Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Lakers 111-106 .
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers were resilient and dominant in the second half to put away the Los Angeles Lakers, using the NBA’s marquee Christmas game to show why the city and the Western Conference might belong to them this season. Kawhi Leonard scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds and five assists to help the Clippers beat Lakers 111-106 on Wednesday night. Kawhi Leonard scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds and five assists to help the Clippers beat Lakers 111-106 on Wednesday night.