The reunion between Toronto Raptors Y Kawhi Leonard, his great star in the historic season that culminated in the ring, has been resolved in favor of the second with the triumph of the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center (98-88).
Five months after proclaiming himself an NBA champion, the Canadian team met Leonard again, but this time on the opposite side. Although the device to stop the eaves worked (2/11 in field shots), still He managed to touch the 'triple-double' (12 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists).
After imposing on Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors were looking for their second straight win at the Staples and for many minutes they were well on track by Pascal Siakam (16 and 10 rebounds) and Norman Powell (14) and despite the absences of the injured Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.
For its part, With all these arguments, the Raptors reached the last quarter dominating the scoreboard, but in the decisive minutes they conceded a partial 25-10 that condemned them.
With Leonard well held and Paul George comes down, 'secondary' Lou Williams (21) and Montrezl Harrell (14 and 11 rebounds) led the comeback of the Californian team and they broke the streak of three straight victories from Toronto, which gives the second position of the Eastern Conference to Milwaukee Bucks