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UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are embracing the chance to chase history by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The native Southern California superstars talked about destiny and championships …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join Clippers; Klay Thompson signs Warriors extension

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP

Kawhi Leonard’s first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league’s newly crowned best …


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Fred VanVleet, Raptors aren’t smiling now, but they might be soon

The Toronto Raptors can become the first team representing Canada to win the NBA championship by beating the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 5 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard’s big game moves Toronto one win away from first NBA championship

Kawhi Leonard’s hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.


Amid NBA Finals and lawsuit, Kawhi Leonard remains unfazed

Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Raptors OK mentally, Warriors shaky physically

The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.


Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi Leonard is throw everything at him

Golden State has plenty of elite defenders, and the Warriors may need them all in order to slow Kawhi Leonard in the NBA Finals. Toronto’s leading scorer is the top …


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Pascal Siakam has 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in double OT, cut conference finals deficit to 2-1


Kawhi Leonard has been brilliant, but Raptors know they must help

Toronto gave Kawhi Leonard plenty of help in the regular season. The Raptors need to start doing that in the postseason – or else. Leonard is a free-agent-in-waiting, someone who …


Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Here are some nuggets going into the NBA playoffs: Golden State is trying to reach its fifth straight NBA Finals, which would put the Warriors in a select club. Milwaukee’s …



NBA Capsules: Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam lead Raptors past Bucks, 123-116

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup …


NBA Capsules: Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Cavaliers 126-110

Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard has 31 points to lead Raptors past Celtics

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between …


AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

A person familiar with the situation says Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the …


Tim Reynolds: With Kawhi, it’s the Spurs who need answers

Kawhi Leonard has a new team, and Gregg Popovich isn’t the coach. This is where the San Antonio Spurs are at right now, as this impasse between the franchise and …


Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard hopes to return ‘soon’ from leg injury

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard says he plans on returning soon from a leg injury. The star forward has missed all but nine games this season with the injury. He returned …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a thigh injury. The Spurs say Leonard is rehabbing from quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that can cause …


Norman Chad: Covering sports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …


Others have played well with ankle injuries, Kawhi Leonard up next

Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with an ankle sprain, though the San Antonio Spurs’ MVP candidate has already made it back from the injury …


Debate rages on about play that sidelined Spurs’ Leonard

Zaza Pachulia’s foul on Kawhi Leonard was either dirty or just dangerous, and Gregg Popovich isn’t interested in the NBA’s opinion.


NBA playoff capsules: 37 points each for Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving in respective victories

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points for Cleveland in …


LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard back to work as Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs go for 2-0 leads

LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard will take center stage in the NBA playoffs Monday after all the series openers are in the books.


Aldridge’s season-high 33 help Spurs hold off Bulls

LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 119-100 on Sunday after nearly blowing a hot start.


Kawhi Leonard repeats as NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard tends to shrug off all the accolades for his defensive prowess. He will almost always credit his teammates and coach for any praise he receives.


Leonard leads Spurs over Clippers

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs wore down the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 108-87 on Tuesday night in San Antonio to match the second-longest home winning …


Spurs’ quiet star Kawhi Leonard ready for Curry, Warriors

On a team that prides itself on humility, efficiency and selflessness, Kawhi Leonard is the most Spur-like of them all.


In brief: Kawhi Leonard lifts Spurs past 76ers; Philadelphia drops 17th straight to open season

NBA: Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending …