Toronto gears up for Japan Games

Basketball / NBA Oct 7, 2019

Toronto gears up for Japan Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors showed their energy on the floor on Monday as they hit the gym for their first practice since arriving in Japan for a two-game preseason series against the Houston Rockets. The two teams will square off on Tuesday ...

Clippers unveil stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Basketball / NBA Jul 25, 2019

Clippers unveil stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players' praises in a cracking voice. "Pretty cool! Pretty cool!" Steve Ballmer shouted with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA Finals

Basketball / NBA May 26, 2019

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA Finals

Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will ...

DeMar DeRozan outshines Kawhi Leonard in Alamo return

Basketball / NBA Jan 4, 2019

DeMar DeRozan outshines Kawhi Leonard in Alamo return

The Spurs' suffocating defense, scoring runs and fans' unrelenting contempt for the opposing team's star player have often overwhelmed the opposition. Kawhi Leonard has seen it many times in San Antonio, but the Toronto star never experienced it from the opposing bench until Thursday night. ...

Kawhi Leonard pens farewell to San Antonio, Spurs fans

Basketball / NBA Aug 10, 2018

Kawhi Leonard pens farewell to San Antonio, Spurs fans

Understated superstar Kawhi Leonard penned a farewell letter to San Antonio, thanking Spurs fans for their support as he starts anew as a member of the Toronto Raptors. Leonard broke his months-long silence in a letter penned for the San Antonio Express-News and thanked coach ...

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

Basketball / NBA Jul 19, 2018

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, get DeMar DeRozan

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. ...