Raptors must win over Kawhi Leonard

Basketball / NBA Jun 22, 2019

Raptors must win over Kawhi Leonard

The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard. He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contact and become a free agent June 30. The two-time NBA Finals MVP ...

Toronto fetes Raptors with parade

Basketball / NBA Jun 18, 2019

Toronto fetes Raptors with parade

Two weeks from now, the Toronto Raptors' roster might look as different as Danny Green's combed-out mohawk with looming decisions from Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol and Green that brought an air of uncertainty to Monday's street party in Ontario. As the Raptors gathered with mobs ...

Oh, Canada ... Raptors are NBA champions!

Basketball / NBA Jun 14, 2019

Oh, Canada ... Raptors are NBA champions!

Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's ...

Kevin Durant hurt again, but Warriors win Game 5

Basketball / NBA Jun 11, 2019

Kevin Durant hurt again, but Warriors win Game 5

The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led ...

Raptors move one win away from NBA title

Basketball / NBA Jun 8, 2019

Raptors move one win away from NBA title

Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise's first championship by winning ...

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 series lead

Basketball / NBA Jun 6, 2019

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 series lead

For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals. Leonard scored 30 points on ...

Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo

Basketball / NBA Jun 4, 2019

Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo

Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the ...

Warriors dig deep in Game 2 to even NBA Finals at 1-1

Basketball / NBA Jun 3, 2019

Warriors dig deep in Game 2 to even NBA Finals at 1-1

The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way ...

Analysis: Why the Raptors will capture NBA title

Basketball / NBA May 30, 2019

Analysis: Why the Raptors will capture NBA title

Last time Kawhi Leonard played Golden State in the playoffs, he was running the Warriors off the floor. The only thing that stopped him that day was Zaza Pachulia's foot, which Leonard landed on after taking a jumper in the third quarter of Game 1 ...