Leonard hits bouncer at buzzer, Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7

Sports 05/12/19, 21:03

Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.After Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler ...

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

Basketball 05/09/19, 01:08

It begins.When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics?It's very possible.Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Nikola Mirotic during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball ...

Leonard scores 21, Raptors rout 76ers 125-89 to win Game 5

Sports 05/07/19, 21:38

Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the Philadelphia 76ers 125-89 Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Toronto can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the ...

Kawhi Leonard wows even his coach with playoff performance

Sports 05/07/19, 13:01

Just when it seemed Kawhi Leonard couldn't get any better, along came the NBA playoffs and another level of performance that's left even his coach awed. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg this week to take the pulse of the playoffs, both ...

Raptors, Nuggets win to even NBA playoff series at 2-2

Basketball 05/05/19, 21:16

Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court ...

Leonard has been brilliant, but Raptors know they must help

Sports 05/03/19, 15:28

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 ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Embiid also had 10 rebounds, ...

How to slow Leonard? 76ers’ Brown knows it won’t be easy

Basketball 04/28/19, 11:55

Philadelphia is already in trouble in its Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto, and 76ers coach Brett Brown might be one of the biggest reasons why.It's not that Brown made coaching mistakes in Game 1.Instead, he might have not made enough mistakes in 2012 and 2013.Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett ...

Leonard scores 45 points, Raptors top 76ers 108-95 in Game 1

Basketball 04/27/19, 22:44

Kawhi Leonard wasn't interested in putting up a career-high point total against the Philadelphia 76ers. Even as history beckoned, Toronto's understated star was hoping he could take a seat on the bench. Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Raptors ...

For Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry might be as valuable as ever

Sports 04/25/19, 14:11

The biggest play Kyle Lowry made in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs might have been overlooked.Game 3 in Orlando, time winding down, Toronto clinging to a three-point lead. Kawhi Leonard's jumper was well short, barely grazing the front of the rim. The rebound hits the floor and ...

With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

Basketball 04/24/19, 09:40

The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic 115-96 ...

Raptors and 76ers finish off series, will meet in next round

Basketball 04/23/19, 21:56

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back ...

Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

Sports 04/23/19, 20:37

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back ...

Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend

Sports 04/21/19, 23:07

Road, sweet road.There were eight NBA playoff games this weekend, and all eight were won by the road team. It's the first time in NBA history there were eight road playoff wins in a two-day span."Road wins are the best, especially in the playoffs," Toronto's Kawhi Leonard said.Houston Rockets' Chris ...

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

Sports 04/21/19, 20:32

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. ...

Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead

Sports 04/19/19, 20:40

Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to ...

Leonard, Raptors rout Magic; Murray rallies Nuggets

Basketball 04/16/19, 23:03

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece.Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never ...

Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82

Sports 04/16/19, 21:41

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece.Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never ...

DeMar DeRozan raises game another level in San Antonio

Basketball 04/15/19, 15:19

The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot.The mentality now: Share.Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another level in San Antonio by taking to the floor with a different approach — a get-teammates-even-more-involved approach.San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, front, ...

DeRozan leads Spurs past Nuggets in Game 1, 101-96

Basketball 04/14/19, 00:35

DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and Derrick White had a key steal in the closing seconds in the San Antonio Spurs' 101-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.White stole the ball at midcourt from Jamal Murray with 1.3 seconds left after ...

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