Even if it finally ends up being shortlived, the Kawhi Leonard period in Toronto has gotten off to a scorching begin. The Toronto Raptors improved to 2-Zero off the again of a formidable group effort, spearheaded by Kawhi Leonard's 31-point, 10 rebound, double-double effort. Leonard appeared assured in possession, his first step was explosive, and with out studying an excessive amount of into it, it could be secure to say he's fully-rehabilitated and able to resume "MVP" dialog type-form. The Raptors devoted in attendance appeared to assume so.
It was in the course of the third quarter that Toronto followers started chanting "MVP, MVP" as Kawhi Leonard stood on the line about to transform his free throws off a damaged play. Throughout the sport, Kyle Lowry made a concerted effort to get Kawhi the ball in his palms, a method that appeared to pay dividends towards an opponent many pundits presumptuously pegged as Eastern Conference champs earlier than the graduation of the season.
After the sport, a suddenly-talkative Leonard was requested to comment on the "MVP" champs emanating from the gang, which he did really feel have been a tad untimely. "It's a bit of early (for these chants)," he answered reporters whereas elaborating that the sentiment was fully misplaced on him both. All in all, a 113-101 win over the Celtics is an encouraging begin.