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Raptors' Leonard returns to oppose Kings

Updated: 08-11-2018 09:37 IST

After missing two straight games, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard was back in the lineup Wednesday night game against the Sacramento Kings.

Leonard sat out wins against the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz after jamming his left foot in the closing minutes of the Raptors' 107-98 win in Phoenix on Friday.

Second-year forward OG Anunoby started in his place and averaged 12 points and 24.5 minutes.

The Raptors ruled out forward Norman Powell (left shoulder subluxation) versus the Kings.

Leonard, 27, missed all but nine games last season, his last with the San Antonio Spurs, because of an injured quad. The Raptors have been holding him out of the second half of back-to-backs as a precaution.

Despite Leonard's absences, the Raptors were off to a 10-1 start this season.

Leonard, twice the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, entered play Wednesday averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 34 minutes per game this season. An L.A.-area native, Leonard is viewed by many as a serious candidate to land with the Lakers as a free agent next offseason.

--Field Level Media

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