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Kawhi Leonard sets Raptors record for most 35-point playoff games

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In his first postseason donning the Toronto Raptors jersey, Kawhi Leonard has already set the franchise record for most 35-point playoff games.

In 15 playoff games so far, Leonard has a total of six games with at least 35 points.

He first recorded 37 markers in Game 2 of their first-round duel with the Orlando Magic followed. Meanwhile, in their second-round showdown with the Philadelphia 7ers, he tallied 45 points in Game 1, 35 in Game 2, 39 in Game 4 and 41 in the thrilling Game 7 — one which was sealed by a Leonard buzzer-beater.

Now, in their crucial Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, Leonard stepped up once again and poured in 36 points to lead his team to a 118-112 double-overtime victory.

Leonard is one of the best offensive gunners in the playoffs so far. He’s averaging 31.7 points per game — second behind Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors who is logging in 34.2 points per contest.

It certainly goes to show that Leonard doesn’t need two or more seasons to adjust to a new team. In fact, his first season with the Raptors is the best season in his eight-year career. In the regular season, he averaged career-bests 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

Indeed, Kawhi has done amazing things with the Raptors. His future remains uncertain. But for now, Toronto fans should take everything in as they’re seeing one of the best postseason performances in franchise history.