The Toronto Raptors are making their case to Kawhi Leonard this season — Toronto is 23-8, in first place in the East by 2.5 games, and look like a real threat to make the NBA Finals. Leonard, averaging 26.2 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, is a guy who has returned to the MVP conversation.
“I said it before the game, I think I was talking to P.J. Carlesimo and I was telling him, the one thing I didn’t know — I knew he could pass and I knew he may be a good passer. I didn’t know he was an elite passer, and that’s something you don’t know until […]
3. Kawhi was the Nuggets’ worst enemy. No. 2? The Nuggets themselves. As poor as the Nuggets looked in the paint, turnovers — forced and unforced — contributed to Los Angeles running away with things in the second quarter of Game 1. The Clips had only eight fast-break points through the first three quarters, but […]
3) Gregg Popovich passes Pat Riley, moves into fourth on the all-time coaching wins list. When it is all said and done, Gregg Popovich will go down as one of the best coaches in NBA history. The sustained excellence, the five rings, turning small-market San Antonio into an NBA franchise to be feared on the […]
We know what LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard want. LeBron has wanted to see action on social justice issues, that’s why he started “More Than a Vote” with other athletes, to put money and effort towards getting out the vote and combating voter suppression tactics.
Perhaps it was too much to ask to be that sharp again after a four-day layoff, but they didn’t need to be even while playing most of the game without starting forward Marcus Morris, who was ejected for a flagrant foul against Doncic in the first quarter.
Kawhi Leonard got comfortable and found his lanes to attack the Denver defense. The deep Clippers’ bench started to play a role. The Clippers defense started to clamp down on Denver’s playmakers and the Nuggets had no answers — Denver shot 5-of-20 in the quarter. The Clippers shot 13-of-19 in the frame.
VanVleet stars as Raptors draw first blood in NBA playoffs, Kawhi and George inspire Clippers
Being in the bubble didn’t protect the Clippers from the injuries and player unavailability that disrupted their rotation before the season was suspended. Their roster was intact for just seven games when the pandemic halted play. In the bubble, six of their top 10 players were out at one point, most notably reigning Sixth Man […]
Jazz star Mitchell scored 44 points in the losing effort. Per STATS, it marked the fourth time this series Mitchell and Murray have posted 30-plus points in the same game. The only other pair of opposing players in NBA history to achieve the feat in the same series were James and Gilbert Arena in 2006.