Age: 27 Height: 6-7 Weight: 230 lbs School: San Diego State
If there’s one thing Canada has in abundance, outside of hockey players and overt kindness, it’s “good comedians.” At least that’s what we’ve been told. With that secret out of the bag, it isn’t crazy to think the strong comedic roots of the country are starting to rub off on Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors. Todd Barry, the late Mitch Hedberg and many others have put together very successful careers with a similar, deadpan approach to their craft.
Roughly a quarter of the way into the 2018-19 NBA season, many would consider the Raptors to be the toast of the Eastern Conference. As Khadrice Rollins noted in last week’s power rankings, Toronto’s roster, headlined by Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry, makes Nick Nurse’s squad a legitimate championship contender. With the Raptors a favorite to emerge out of the East, it’s reasonable to begin imagining scenarios in which they could be challenged in the playoffs.
Serge Ibaka scored 22 points and Kawhi Leonard had 20 for the Raptors, who have lost two straight, the second time this season they've suffered consecutive defeats. Toronto, which lost 106-105 at Brooklyn on Friday, dropped three straight from Nov. 12 to 16, losing at home to New Orleans and Detroit
The Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks will be going with their best this time -- Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, respectively. The first time the teams met in Milwaukee on Oct. 29, neither played as the Bucks defeated to Raptors 124-109 to win their seventh straight game to open the season. The teams meet again Sunday in Toronto, and both are expected to play.
NEW YORK — Kawhi Leonard's short shot went in and out. Fred VanVleet's 3-pointer went around the rim and spun out. For 3 1/2 years, the Toronto Raptors had always found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This time, not one, but two chances just wouldn't fall. "Just how the game goes sometimes