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

Associated Press

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.