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Kawhi Leonard holds Toronto Raptors record for most games as leading scorer in first season with franchise

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Kawhi Leonard (NBA Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard has been the leading scorer for the Toronto Raptors in 42 of the 50 games he's played this season.

According to the Raptors, that's the most ever by a player in their first season with the franchise.

Damon Stoudamire held the previous record of 35 games, which he set back in 1995-96. The seventh overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft, Stoudamire averaged 19.0 points per game that season and was named Rookie of the Year.

Leonard is averaging 27.0 points per game this season, the most in his career. He's shooting 49.7 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from the perimeter and 85.6 percent from the free throw line.

The Raptors are 35-15 when Leonard plays and 14-5 when he sits. He's missed most of those games due to load management.

MORE: How has Kawhi's game changed with the Raptors?

Including their matchup with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, the Raptors have 13 games remaining this regular season. That gives Leonard plenty more opportunities to add to his franchise record.

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