Leonard scores 20 as Raptors win 122-105 against Nets
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates after making an off balance basket against the Brooklyn Nets during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday Jan. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, January 11, 2019 10:05PM EST
TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds on Friday to lift the Toronto Raptors to their fourth consecutive win, a lopsided 122-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Eight Raptors scored in double figures. Pascal Siakam had 16 points, Serge Ibaka chipped in with 14 points and nine boards, OG Anunoby and Norman Powell had 13 points apiece, Delon Wright finished with 12, and Fred VanVleet and Greg Monroe each had 10 for the Raptors (32-12), whose seventh straight win at Scotiabank Arena tied their season high.
Leonard has scored 20-plus points in a career-high 18 straight games.
D'Angelo Russell had 24 points to top the Nets (21-22).
The Nets are seventh in the East but arrived in Toronto on a hot streak, and Raptors coach Nick Nurse expected a tough test.
"It's a good team, man, 13 and 4 in their last 17. Somebody should talk about that," Nurse said before tipoff. "I've been hearing about Boston's 15 and 5 ... 13 and 4's pretty good, too. These guys are playing well. They've got a system they're running, got guys brought in to fit it."