Raptors video: Kawhi Leonard sends two Warriors players tumbling on the and-1 basket
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Video: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard sends two Warriors players tumbling on the and-1 basket

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Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard displayed his strength by plowing over two Golden State Warriors players and converting on an and-1 opportunity.

After discarding Draymond Green, Leonard shoved off Andrew Bogut and converted on an and-1 opportunity. It should be noted that not only do Green and Bogut possess considerable heft, but they are also one of the better defenders in the NBA.

Much has been already said about Leonard’s resurgence this season. The play above proved that apart from his humongous hands, it’s his brute strength which enables him to score and defend.

Leonard led the Raptors with 34 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal. He shot 40 percent from the field and was 16-of-16 from the free throw line. In Game 1, Leonard was seemingly shut down by the Warriors defense as he scored just 23 points on 35.7 percent shooting. So his Game 2 performance was a great improvement.

Unfortunately, his efforts didn’t translate to victory for the Raptors. The series is now tied at one apiece after the Warriors came out with a 109-104 victory. Given this, it’s pretty hard to tell who has the momentum at this point. Both teams are still trying to figure each other out.

Game 3 will move to Oracle Arena on Wednesday, June 5.