Popovich hopes Leonard shown 'respect' on return

Kawhi Leonard

They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Jazz with a 122-116 score, beating the odds.

In the most anticipated game of the season, the Spurs hosted the Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard.

How many points will he notch against his former team on Thursday?

Kawhi Leonard loses at the hands of his former team.

DeRozan had played 764 career games, 675 with the Raptors alone, before accomplishing the milestone.

Healing is an emotion DeRozan can understand. DeRozan is averaging just over 23 points a night, but lately has been stealing Lowry's game plan and bumping his assist totals.

As Leonard heard it from the crowd, DeRozan was filling up the box score to the tune of 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.

Leonard also added his two cents on his reception.

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It marked the first time that Kawhi Leonard played in San Antonio since being traded to the Toronto Raptors over the course of the offseason. After shaking off some early season rust, Leonard is looking more like the player that finished top-3 in MVP voting in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the Spurs.

Two days after being serenaded by chants of "M-V-P!" in Toronto, Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is about to return to an arena where fans won't be almost so kind.

While the parties involved may have moved on, many Spurs fans have not. He harnessed that energy for a career milestone in a dominant team win.

Toronto has faced tough competition all while dealing with various injuries to key players.

"It meant a lot", he said of his time in San Antonio. It kind of fuels you, kind of gets you going.

Conversely, the Spurs were sharp throughout the night, shooting 47-for-85 (55.3 percent) from the field and 13-for-27 (48.1 percent) from deep. They take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

The Toronto Raptors never stood a chance in this one.

Green came to Toronto with Leonard in the trade for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick last July, but it's unlikely he'll receive the same vitriol as Leonard.

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