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Remembering the four games Kawhi Leonard has played in Toronto in his NBA career

Kawhi Leonard (NBA Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Kawhi Leonard will make his home debut with the Toronto Raptors.

Even though he's been in the NBA since 2011, it'll only be the fifth time he has ever played a game in Toronto. Of the seven games the San Antonio Spurs played against the Raptors during his time with the franchise, Kawhi missed three due to rest or injury.

Before the Kawhi Leonard era officially begins in Toronto, let's take a look back at those four games...

Game 1: Feb. 15, 2012

Stats: 15 minutes, 0 points (0-1 FG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist

The first time Kawhi played against the Raptors in Toronto was when he was a 20-year-old rookie.

He started in less than half of the games he played in his first season, but this was the only one in which Kawhi came off the bench and failed to register a single point.

Tony Parker carried the Spurs to victory with 34 points and 14 assists. Danny Green and Tiago Splitter were the second-leading scorers for San Antonio, both finishing with 13 points.

For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan led the way with a game-high 29 points.

Game 2: Dec. 10, 2013

Stats: 29 minutes, 8 points (3-8 FG), 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Kawhi returned to Toronto the following year when he was starting to develop into the star we know him as today - this was the season he became one of the youngest Finals MVPs in NBA history.

The Raptors got off to a hot start, outscoring the Spurs 36-24 in the first quarter, but San Antonio took control in the second and third to win by double figures and push their record to 16-4 on the season.

Both teams had a balanced scoring effort, with Manu Ginobili leading the way for the Spurs with 16 points and DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson leading the way for the Raptors with 19 points each.

Johnson had the highlight of the night, blocking Kawhi's dunk attempt near the end of the second quarter:

Game 3: Feb. 8, 2015

Stats: 37 minutes, 11 points (5-17 FG), 5 rebounds 1 assist

The game that ended Kawhi's winning streak in Toronto.

Kawhi wasn't the only Spur to struggle on this particular night, as Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan combined for 31 points on a dismal 10-for-40 shooting from the field.

Part of the problem for San Antonio was Jonas Valananciunas. The big man only scored eight points, but he anchored the paint with 16 rebounds and a game-high four blocks.

James Johnson also had a monster performance for the Raptors with 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field. He came up big down the stretch with a 3-pointer that gave Toronto the lead in the final minute of the game.

Game 4: Dec. 9, 2015

Stats: 27 minutes, 7 points (3-8 FG), 6 rebounds, 2 assists

The Raptors played spoiler in this one by making Gregg Popovich wait another two days to record win No. 1,000 of his career.

DeMar DeRozan stole the show with 28 points, six assists and four rebounds to Kawhi's seven points, six rebounds and two assists.

One of those rebounds from DeRozan came in crunch time to help Toronto secure the win:

That gives Kawhi a 2-2 career record in Toronto with averages of 6.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Based on his performance in preseason, you can expect a lot more winning and much bigger numbers from the two-time All-Star moving forward.

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