Sport LeBron: Kawhi-less Raptors still one of the NBA's best

13:26  02 august  2020
13:26  02 august  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard both starred in Game 2 victories Monday night for their Kawhi is becoming one of the best closers in the league. “I’ve told you all year that a year ago “How about I give you something that’ s a little more tangible. LeBron creates 14 more points per game than Kawhi .

Kawhi Leonard has carried the Raptors to the brink of the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, and he' s done it less than 100% healthy. Better than LeBron James? The Raptors have a 3-2 series lead after the first road victory of the series and can advance to the NBA Finals for the

LeBron James racing on a track: LeBron James, left, in action against the Toronto Raptors © Getty Images LeBron James, left, in action against the Toronto Raptors

LeBron James lavished praised on the Toronto Raptors after the defending champions defeated his Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 on Saturday.

The Lakers, who are leading the way in the Western Conference, lost an 11th straight game in their rivalry with the Raptors as point guard Kyle Lowry scored 33 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds.

Toronto have not lost to the Lakers since November 2014 and, despite losing 2019 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers after their historic 2018-19 campaign, the 47-18 Raptors produced a performance that suggested they will be a serious threat in the postseason once more.

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LeBron James made the NBA All-Defensive Team in six consecutive seasons from 2008-14 (five-time First Team selection, one-time In the Lakers' 103-101 victory over their LA rivals on Thursday night, James showed off the athleticism, effort and IQ that made him one of the most terrifying defensive

NBA Power Rankings: Kawhi ' s legacy, Siakam' s ascent and the upstart Suns. Ben Rohrbach. I am not about to argue that Leonard would belong in the conversation with LeBron and Jordan as one of the The wounded young Pelicans still took the Toronto Raptors to overtime on their ring ceremony

"That's a great team - exceptionally well coached, [with] championship DNA, you can never take that away from a ball club," James told reporters.

"Even before that they've got playoff-tested guys. Guys who played not just here in the NBA in big games but FIBA games as well. Marc [Gasol] has been in big games throughout his whole life it seems like.

"They're just a great team. The media may not talk about them much or give them much credit because Kawhi has gone, but players in the league definitely know what type of team they are.

"They won a championship for a reason. It wasn't just solely because of Kawhi, and obviously you're seeing that.

"They've got the two-headed monster in Fred [VanVleet] and Kyle that set the tone and their wings are extremely good in Pascal [Siakam] and OG [Anunoby].

"They've got experience in the front court, at the center position in Marc and Serge [Ibaka] and then they've got a bunch of complementary guys. They've been the team that they've been all year."

The Lakers shot a season-low 35.4 per cent from the field and went 10-of-40 with their three-point attempts.

"I think for most of the game they double-teamed Anthony [Davis] and LeBron in the post and kind of left a lot of guys open to make some shots," said Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma.

"We just didn't hit shots tonight. We got what we wanted, great shots, open shots. It was tough for us to hit them."

Baseball: Twelve players and two coaches tested positive for Corona .
© imago images Have been prevented from playing by the MLB: the Miami Marlins. Twelve players and two Miami Marlin coaches are said to have tested positive for the corona virus, media reports. The games scheduled for this Monday between the Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles and between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees have been canceled, the MLB announced. Four Marlins players had already tested positive on Sunday. Now the number has continued to increase.

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