Leonard Leads Clippers to Victory Over Kings, Raptors Snap Suns' Winning Streak



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Leonard Leads Clippers to Victory Over Kings, Raptors Snap Suns' Winning Streak
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The Los Angeles Clippers made their fans happy with a convincing 131-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 34 points and seven assists, while James Harden added 26 points.

Paul George chipped in with 19 points and six rebounds. Diaron Fox led the Kings with 40 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Clippers' hot shooting. The Clippers shot 53% from the field, including 44% from three-point range.

The Kings shot just 42% from the field and 31% from three-point range. The Clippers led by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter before the Kings made a late push. Fox hit a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to cut the Clippers' lead to six points, but the Clippers were able to hold on for the win.

The Clippers are now 5-7 on the season, while the Kings are 3-7. They will look to build on their win when they take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. The Kings will try to bounce back when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Toronto ended Phoenix's winning streak

The Toronto Raptors snapped the Phoenix Suns' seven-game winning streak with a thrilling 112-105 victory on Wednesday night. The Raptors were led by Scottie Barnes, who had 23 points and 7 rebounds.

Pascal Siakam added 22 points for Toronto, while Precious Achiuwa had 14 points and 10 rebounds. For the Suns, Kevin Durant had 30 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and 14 rebounds. However, it wasn't enough to overcome the Raptors' hot shooting and strong defense.

The Raptors led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but the Suns were able to close the gap to 55-51 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Suns briefly took the lead, but the Raptors quickly regained control and led 83-75 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Raptors were able to maintain their lead in the fourth quarter thanks to Barnes' hot shooting and Siakam's aggressive play. The Suns made a late push, but the Raptors were able to hold on for the win. The victory was a big one for the Raptors, who were considered underdogs in the game.

The Raptors now have a record of 9-10 and will look to continue their winning ways when they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

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