Video: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard posterizes Giannis Antetokounmpo
In a nifty half-court play, Marc Gasol slipped in a pass to a cutting Leonard. The Klaw took care of business by spiking it all over Antetokounmpo using his left hand.
Kawhi went right at Giannis at the rim…AND WON 🤯pic.twitter.com/Ii28HmMn28
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 22, 2019
Antetokounmpo had no chance of stopping Leonard’s slam. In fact, he was called for a foul and worst of all, he’ll forever be in a Kawhi Leonard poster.
This is not the first time that Antetokounmpo has been posterized these playoffs. In fact, in their second-round series against the Boston Celtics, the so-called Greek Freak was put into a poster by Jaylen Brown twice in different games.
Perhaps the only bad thing about the play for the Raptors is that Leonard came off limping. The former Finals MVP has been favoring his right leg since Game 3. He has downplayed concerns, noting that such things are part of the playoffs and he has to play through it. However, it may still be a cause of concern as they move forward with the series against the competitive Bucks squad.
Be as it may, Leonard has been amazing in his first playoff campaign donning the Toronto jersey. So far, he’s averaging 32.0 points per game (second in the playoffs behind Kevin Durant), 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals. He’s also shooting at a 52 percent clip from the field and 39.3 percent from downtown.