Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kawhi Leonard: Why is Toronto Raptors star not playing against Milwaukee Bucks?

Kawhi Leonard: Why is Toronto Raptors star not playing against Milwaukee Bucks?

While Toronto will have tangled with the likes of the Bucks the night prior, the team showed its main focus was Philadelphia by resting Leonard.

This marks the second time in the last 10 days that Leonard will miss a game for rest.

Tonight, they travel to Milwaukee Bucks without Leonard.

In six games this season Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.0 points, 14.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.7 blocks per game to help the Bucks to their second 6-0 start in team history and first since 1971. He missed Toronto's win 117-113 at Washington on October 20 before returning for the Raptors' 127-106 win over visiting Charlotte.

On Sunday afternoon, a reporter asked Raptors coach Nick Nurse if all systems were go for Kawhi Leonard to play in both ends of a back-to-back set.

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As if all of that wasn't enough cause for excitement in its own right, the combination of preseason buzz and early season performance suggests the Bucks and the Raptors could well be having a host of important matchups over the course of the year ahead.

The Raptors have a busy schedule coming up, and Leonard is likely to be involved in it.

The Raptors also listed Delon Wright as probable and Fred VanVleet as questionable for Monday night's game.

The play: Raptors, -6¹/₂. Only one will be able to emerge with their flawless record still in tact from a game which will act as the first time in National Basketball Association history that two teams have met with records of 6-0 or better.

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