Kawhi Leonard banks in game winner, Raptors knock off pesky Nets

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Brooklyn just does not give up.

Down in the final minutes to the Toronto Raptors, the Nets went on an 8-0 run late to make it a game late. It was tight in the final minute: D'Angelo Russell hit a three to put the Nets up, Danny Green answered to tie the game, then after a Joe Harris miss it was Kawhi Leonard‘s turn to be the hero.

Russell missed a contested three as time ran out, and the Raptors held on for the 127-125 win.

That Leonard shot was very reminiscent of Kobe Bryant — got to his spot at the elbow, elevated, and wasn’t afraid to use the bank.

The Nets are going to be a tough out for whoever gets them in the first round of the playoffs, but that ending shows why teams go out and pay for a guy like Leonard.