Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Crybaby Kawhi Leonard Returns to San Antonio in Highly-anticipated Spurs-Raptors Match

Posted By on Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 11:21 AM

  • Spurs Sports & Entertainment
2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard returns to the AT&T Center on Thursday night in the most anticipated game of the season for Spurs Nation.

Leonard left San Antonio this summer the same way he arrived, via trade, albeit under entirely different circumstances. Sharpshooter Danny Green was shipped to Toronto with Leonard, where the duo has excelled, bolstering the Raptors’ perimeter defense much like they did for San Antonio when they wore silver and black.

In a season of peaks and valleys, DeMar DeRozan has been a beacon for the Spurs, reinforcing his All-Star status in a stacked conference. Jakob Poeltl, who arrived with DeRozan, has shown flashes of brilliance as he settles into a new system. In a professional league increasingly defined by player movement, Leonard’s return presents a potential flashpoint for the Spurs.

$50-$2,351, Thu Jan. 3, 7pm, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com

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