Video: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard beats 4th quarter shot clock with clutch triple over Joel Embiid
Kawhi Leonard is just unstoppable.
The Toronto Raptors star put on a phenomenal performance once again, leading the team to a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. Leonard finished with 39 points, three of which came at the 1:03 mark of the fourth quarter, with the shot clock winding down.
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Leonard shot the ball well, making 13 of his 20 field goal attempts including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. He also had 14 rebounds and five assists.
Kawhi helped the Raptors tie the series at two games apiece.
Throughout his career, Leonard has always been known as an elite defender. However, he’s been able to develop an effective and efficient offensive game, which is one of the reasons why he is being recognized as arguably the best two-way player in the league right now.
Leonard is averaging 38 points, nine rebounds and four assists in four games against the Sixers in the second round. So far, Philly has yet to find an answer for him, despite the fact that they’re a more talented team than Toronto.
Kawhi is reminding everyone that he’s capable of carrying a team on his shoulders — something that a lot of people seemed to have forgotten because he missed almost the entirety of the 2017-18 season with a quad injury.
Game 5 of the series will ship back to Toronto, where the Raptors will look to push the Sixers to the brink of elimination.