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NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard named Finals MVP

Kawhi Leonard
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For the second time in his career, Kawhi Leonard has been named MVP of the NBA Finals.

Leonard received 10 of the 11 available votes for Finals MVP. The only other player to receive a vote was Fred VanVleet.

Leonard led the Toronto Raptors over the Golden State Warriors in spectacular fashion. He had a quiet Game 1 by his standards, but he scored a team-high 30 points in Toronto's Game 3 victory at Oracle Arena. He followed that up with 36 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and two assists without turning the ball over once in Game 4.

In doing so, Leonard joined some impressive company.

Leonard then scored 22 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Game 6 to secure the franchise's first title.

Leonard joins the likes of Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Tim Duncan as the only players in league history to win the award multiple times. He's also only the third player to be named Finals MVP on two different teams, LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being the others.

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