Leonard con­fer­ence player of the week

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NEW York—toronto Rap­tors for­ward Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA Eastern Con­fer­ence player of the week.

Leonard av­er­aged 29.3

points and nine re­bounds last week as the Rap­tors won three times to ex­tend their sea­son­high win­ning streak to eight games. He shot .536 (30-for-56) from the field, .368 (7-for-19) from three-point range and .875 (21-for-24) at the free throw line. Leonard’s week in­cluded a sea­son-high 37 points on Thurs­day as Toronto de­feated reign­ing NBA cham­pion Golden State 131-128 in over­time at Sco­tia­bank Arena. Leonard earned the hon­our for the fifth time in his ca­reer and first as a mem­ber of the Rap­tors. He last won the award in 2017 as a mem­ber of the San An­to­nio Spurs. He is the sec­ond Rap­tor to win the award this sea­son. For­ward Pas­cal Si­akam was named Eastern Con­fer­ence player of the week on Nov. 12.

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