Kawhi Leonard broke the hearts of Torontonians, and maybe all Canadians when he left to join the LA Clippers this past off-season. While you can agree or disagree on Leonard’s decision to head to Cali, he helped bring Canada and the Toronto Raptors their first-ever NBA Championship.
Tonight, Leonard returns to Toronto for the first time since joining the Clippers. The Toronto Raptors already announced that they will have a special ceremony for Leonard as he receives his NBA championship ring.
Online bookmaker SportsBetting has Leonard at -370 to score more points than Lowry.
If you thought the Raptors would not be able to handle their own without Kawhi, think again. Entering tonight, the Raptors own a record of 16-7. Over in the Western Conference, you can find the Clippers sitting pretty in second place. Leonard’s Clippers own a record of 18-7.
Toronto recently snapped a three-game losing skid with a victory against the Chicago Bulls. LA has won their past two games, with wins over the Wizards and Pacers. The Clippers are on an Eastern Conference road trip that ends December 14th against the Chicago Bulls.
Leonard has transitioned well to the Clippers’ franchise. He currently averages 25.1 points per game. Not far behind is Paul George. George is averaging 23.9 points per game. As a team, LA drops 115.1 points per game, which is good for 6th in the NBA.
Toronto owns the 14th ranked offense in the NBA, scoring 111.7 points per game. Pascal Siakam is the leading scorer for Toronto, averaging 24.5 points per game. Kyle Lowry, another piece to the Raptors’ championship puzzle averages 20.2 points per game.