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Anthony Davis made a game-ending free throw to give Team LeBron a 157-155 win over Team Giannis in the revamped NBA All-Star Game.
Undefeated and fourth-ranked San Diego State is set to honor the greatest player in program history when it hoists Kawhi Leonard’s No. 15 jersey into the rafters at Viejas Arena, high above Steve Fisher Court.
Kawhi 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 Raptors 112-92.
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The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were “inconsistent” about Kawhi Leonard’s heath status.
Kawhi Leonard isn’t healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are embracing the chance to chase history by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The native Southern California superstars talked about destiny and championships when they made their first public appearance since agreeing to join the Clippers nearly three weeks ago. Leonard says he was tempted by the opportunity to win the Clippers’ first championship, while George is eager to see what it’s like to play at home.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and Leonard signed his free-agent deal.
Kawhi Leonard’s first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league’s newly crowned best team is an NBA Finals MVP for the second time. Toronto finally sits atop the basketball universe, with Leonard averaging 28.5 points in a six-game finals victory over the Golden State Warriors to lead the Raptors to their first championship.
The Toronto Raptors can become the first team representing Canada to win the NBA championship by beating the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 5 on Monday night.
Kawhi Leonard’s hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants to play next season. He’s apparently headed to federal court to solve a disagreement with Nike. He’s clearly dealing with something that isn’t right in his lower body. And there’s the NBA Finals. Leonard and the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Game 3, and he says that’s where his attention is.
The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.
Golden State has plenty of elite defenders, and the Warriors may need them all in order to slow Kawhi Leonard in the NBA Finals. Toronto’s leading scorer is the top priority for the Warriors’ defensive corps in these NBA Finals that start Thursday night in Toronto. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson all may get turns on matching up with Leonard at some point.
Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Pascal Siakam has 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in double OT, cut conference finals deficit to 2-1
Toronto gave Kawhi Leonard plenty of help in the regular season. The Raptors need to start doing that in the postseason – or else. Leonard is a free-agent-in-waiting, someone who will have a huge decision to make this summer. An abrupt second-round exit from this postseason probably won’t enhance the Raptors’ chances of convincing Leonard to stay with Toronto – so Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday against Philadelphia looms very, very large.
Here are some nuggets going into the NBA playoffs: Golden State is trying to reach its fifth straight NBA Finals, which would put the Warriors in a select club. Milwaukee’s penchant for blowouts is a good omen for the Bucks. James Harden has a shot at becoming the 10th player to score 3,000 points in a season. Kawhi Leonard is back in the playoffs, looking to recreate past magic. Stephen Curry is on the brink of a 3-point record. And the playoff teams are vying for a share of nearly $22 million.
Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NBA standings.