Raptors’ Pascal Siakam calls Kawhi Leonard ‘a specimen’
Kawhi Leonard is on the verge of leading the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever NBA championship, and he’s doing it in such a phenomenal and efficient way. They could finish off the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Monday largely because of him.
Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has been in awe at how Leonard was able to dominate in the Finals. During his presser ahead of Game 5, he called Kawhi as someone who’s a cut above the rest.
“I mean obviously he’s a specimen, we all know,” Siakam said, per Josh Lewenberg of The Sports Network.
“To be able to use his length and athleticism it’s incredible the way he does it, and obviously his hands. So it’s definitely amazing to watch.”
Leonard has scored at least 30 points over the last three games, and it resulted in the Raptors winning back-to-back games at the Oracle Arena. In Game 4, he scored 17 of his 36 points in the third quarter to erase a 12-point lead built by Golden State. Kawhi prevented the two-time defending champions from tying the series.
Now, the Raptors are up 3-1.
However, the job is not yet done for Toronto, as Golden State is expected to put everything on the line in hopes of extending their playoff run. The two-time champions can never be counted out, especially since they have been able to come back from a 3-1 deficit before.
Leonard knows how to deliver in the biggest moments of the Finals. After all, he’s already won a championship. He knows what’s at stake in Game 5, and he will definitely raise his game to another level just to make sure that the Raptors will be able to end the series and raise the trophy.