Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

How to watch LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard-less Raptors

How to watch LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard-less Raptors

A survey of several league executives this weekend had the Lakers trailing, even among Staples Center tenants, in the competition to get Leonard, with the LA Clippers universally being placed ahead of them.

"There are a lot of things we could have done better", James said. Then, since it would be the second night of a back-to-back for them without Kawhi playing against a full strength and angry Jazz team, I went out on a limb and pinned the Jazz as the probable winners.

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"In my experience, unfortunately, most of the time when a player like Kawhi sits out, that team ends up winning", Lakers coach Luke Walton said. But with an increased chance that Leonard will indeed play and zero chance that Mitchell will suit up, it's not looking good for the slumping Utah Jazz on Monday who are in danger of dropping four straight. Leonard didn't want to go to the Raptors. Rather than seeking to team up with James, the thinking is that Leonard would prefer to have control of his own team, which the Clippers would offer, while still giving him the ability to return to his native Southern California.

"We're still in the real early stages", James said. You don't put too much into it. There's games like this in an 82 games season where you just don't have it. "We had it in spurts but for 48 minutes we didn't have it". However, the superstar knows that the Lakers have to do their best to ignore the external noise. "Just as bad as you can play for a month you're going to round out a great month or two".

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