Published: Mon, March 04, 2019
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Leonard's clutch shot lifts Raptors over Blazers

Leonard's clutch shot lifts Raptors over Blazers

Toronto recaptured its shooting touch in the late going, though, which enabled the Raptors to end Portland's five-game win streak and hand the Blazers their first defeat in five games since the NBA All-Star Game break. Jusuf Nurkic has 37.62 fantasy points per game.

Kawhi Leonard leads Toronto into a matchup against Portland.

Mark Gasol, who was starting for just the second time as a Raptor, scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds and Pascal Siakam tallied 16 points for the Toronto, who have won 4 straight contests at home over Portland. "A couple plays before that we ran it and Kyle ended up making the layup to put us up one".

As Rob Perez of The Action Network shows, Leonard made his way to the baseline and hit an impressive fadeaway with just over one second remaining. "That first time I had seen I could be a little bit more aggressive and that's what I did the second time down".

The game was tied at 113 after Green made a 3-pointer with 57.4 seconds to play.

But on the ensuing possession, Kawhi Leonard came down and calmly drained a hard turnaround jumper with 1.5 seconds left on the clock to seal the win for the Raptors.

While it was C.J. McCollum who provided a majority of the offense in their prior win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lillard took over the scoring load against Boston, finishing with 33 points and seven rebounds.McCollum added 14, and Maurice Harkless had a standout game with 17 points and 10 rebounds, both season highs for the forward who finally seems to be rounding into form after recovering from an injury.

Portland was missing Turkish big man Enes Kanter, who was unable to cross the American northern border because of visa concerns.

The former Knicks player who was signed by Portland last month didn't travel with NY for their game in London earlier this season fearing for his safety. He has been an outspoken critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Leonard continued his strong first season with the Raptors.

Raptors: Visit Detroit on Sunday. Heading into the homestretch of the season, they find themselves just two games back of the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot.

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