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SportKawhi Leonard scores 25 points, Raptors beat Lakers 111-98

05:30  15 march  2019
05:30  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Leonard hits winner, Raptors beat Trail Blazers 119-117

Leonard hits winner, Raptors beat Trail Blazers 119-117 Kawhi Leonard scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 on Friday night. Leonard scored 38 points and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists as the Raptors won for the ninth time in 10 games. Marc Gasol scored 19 points and Pascal Siakam had 16 for Toronto, which has won four straight home meetings with Portland and seven of the past eight overall. C.J. McCollum scored 35 points and matched a career best by making seven 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough to extend Portland's five-game winning streak.

Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and scored the go-ahead dunk after a steal with 15.1 seconds remaining as the Toronto Raptors defeated his former team, the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 120-117 on Friday night.

Kawhi Leonard . #2 SF. 6' 7", 230 lbs. Toronto Raptors . Born Jun 29, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA (Age: 27). Complete Stats ». Go to. Kawhi Leonard . 52- 111 . MIN: Minutes. PTS: Points . FGM-A: Field Goals Made-Attempted. FG%: Field Goal Percentage.

Kawhi Leonard scores 25 points, Raptors beat Lakers 111-98© (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) CAPTION: TORONTO, ON - MARCH 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball as LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of an NBA game at Scotiabank Arena on March 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Norman Powell had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 on Thursday night.

LeBron James scored 29 points and Alex Caruso had a career-high 16 for Los Angeles. The struggling Lakers lost for the sixth time in seven games, further denting their fading playoff hopes.

Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and Marc Gasol added 15 to help Toronto win its ninth consecutive meeting with the Lakers, extending a franchise record. The Raptors have not lost to the Lakers since Nov. 30, 2014. They also set a franchise record with their 20th victory of the season against a Western Conference opponent.

Harden scores 35 as Rockets fend off Raptors

Harden scores 35 as Rockets fend off Raptors James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night. Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high. Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped. Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range.

Kawhi Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat his former San Antonio Spurs teammates Raptors : Raptors coach Nick Nurse was ejected after picking up a pair of technical fouls for arguing a blocking call against Green in the third.

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (/kəˈwaɪ/, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Rajon Rondo scored 13 points but the Lakers failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 15 and 17, when they beat Chicago and won at Oklahoma City.

Los Angeles overturned a 20-point deficit to win at Chicago on Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Lakers kept it close through three quarters against Toronto, the Atlantic Divison leaders, but couldn't hang on in the fourth as the Raptors outscored them 21-14.

Toronto guard Malcolm Miller, who played 24 minutes in a G-League game earlier Thursday, made two 3-pointers in the final quarter.

The Raptors were without guard Kyle Lowry, who sat because of a sire left ankle, and forward Serge Ibaka, who began serving a three-game suspension for throwing a punch at Cleveland's Marquese Chriss on Monday night.

James scores 36 points in Lakers' 123-107 win over Bulls

James scores 36 points in Lakers' 123-107 win over Bulls LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 and end a five-game losing streak. James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race. He took over after the Lakers' 14-point lead was cut to four with 8:38 left, making a jumper and then on the next possession going through the lane for a thunderous dunk.

DeRozan scored 25 points , Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and the Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 111 - 98 on Friday night for their 11th straight win at Air Canada Centre. ''It's always great to bounce back after one loss, especially two in a row, to come back home

TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard isn't quite back up to speed after missing most of last season. That's just fine with the Toronto Raptors . Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup of

Powell made all three of his 3-pointers in the first and scored 12 points as Toronto led 33-25 after one.

Alex Caruso scored 14 points for Los Angeles in the second and James had a huge two-handed slam. Leonard replied with 10 points for Toronto, including a buzzer-beating 3 that gave the Raptors a 65-54 lead at halftime. With James on the bench, Toronto outscored the Lakers 14-2 over the final 3:05. The Lakers ended the third with a 7-0 run, and trailed 90-84 heading to the fourth.

TIP-INS

Lakers: Los Angeles has not won consecutive road games since victories at Miami on Nov. 18 and Cleveland on Nov. 21. ... C Tyson Chandler missed his fifth straight game because of a sore neck, and G Lance Stephenson sat for the sixth time in seven games because of a sprained toe on his left foot. ... Kyle Kuzma shot 3 for 11 and scored seven points. ... James missed three straight free throws in the fourth.

Raptors: Gasol started in place of Ibaka, and Jeremy Lin started in place of Lowry. ... Toronto signed F/C Eric Moreland to a 10-day contract. ... The Raptors are 10-0 against Pacific Division opponents.

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Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field to lead the Raptors to a slim halftime lead against the Pelicans. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and Pascal Siakam delivers another big game with 25 points to lead the Raptors to a 118-95 win over the Celtics.

Kawhi Leonard stole the ball from DeRozan to score the go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and the Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-117 on Friday night, spoiling the former Toronto star’s return to Canada. “Tonight was like a playoff game,” Leonard said.

UP NEXT

Lakers: At Detroit on Friday night.

Raptors: At Detroit on Sunday.

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Kawhi Leonard scores 25 points, Raptors beat Lakers 111-98

Report: Raptors increasingly confident they'll re-sign Kawhi.
Kawhi Leonard could stay north of the border after all. The Toronto Raptors have grown "increasingly confident" they will re-sign Leonard, sources told TSN's Josh Lewenberg. Toronto's pitch to the 27-year-old forward will revolve around "trust, familiarity, a commitment to maintaining his health, and the shared goal of chasing a championship," according to Lewenberg. The Raptors will also be able to offer Leonard a maximum five-year extension worth $190 million, while other teams are limited to just four years and $141 million on any potential deal.

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