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Raptors’ Danny Green says Kawhi Leonard’s Game 2 play was ‘one of his most efficient games’

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Danny Green has witnessed a lot of big games from Kawhi Leonard before, but the Toronto Raptors guard said that Tuesday’s performance was one of the best from the superstar forward.

Leonard finished with 37 points on 15-for-22 shooting from the field, including a 4-for-8 clip from beyond the arc. The 27-year-old superstar also posted four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 33 minutes. According to Green, it was one of the most efficient performances that he has seen from his longtime teammate.

“This was probably one of his most efficient games, the way he was doing it,” Green said via Ryan Wolstat of Toronto Sun. “I’ve seen him get buckets, but not the way he was tonight. The way he was rocking them too sleep, stepbacks fadeaway threes finishing at the rim.”

Green also said told Wolstat in jest that he had a lot of fun watching Leonard because he virtually took a night off in offense because he did not need to do a lot. Because of Leonard’s performance, Green, who went scoreless in 22 minutes, said that he only needed to play “some defense and try to rebound some” against Orlando.

Leonard and the Raptors cruised to a 111-82 win over the Magic on Tuesday. They tied the series at one game apiece, bouncing back from a stunning 104-101 loss in Game 1. Kyle Lowry also had a big night with 22 points and seven assists. Game 3 of the series will be on Friday in Orlando.