Kawhi Leonard had 24 points on 22 shooting possessions in his regular season debut with the Toronto Raptors.
“I felt good,” said Leonard. “I’m happy we came out and got a win, and I came out of the game healthy, so it’s a win-win for me.
“It’s still early. It’s only the first game. We had a lot of mistakes on the defensive end that we can correct. Our offense was also stagnant sometimes tonight. But our skill level and focus and us playing very hard tonight got us the win.”
Leonard was asked how close he is to being the player he was before the quad issue.
“I can only see what’s in front of me right now and there’s nothing I’m looking back, saying I want to get back to that level. It’s about right now and what I need to do to be the best player for the Raptors, and that’s what my focus is.”