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    Two-way game in spotlight as Kawhi tasked to defend Draymond in NBA Finals

    May 31, 2019
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    TORONTO (AP) — The Raptors may be going back to a plan that worked in the Eastern Conference finals.

    The East title series turned when the Raptors tasked Kawhi Leonard with guarding Milwaukee's best player and the league's likely MVP this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    So a similar tact may be in play for the NBA Finals, with Raptors coach Nick Nurse saying before Game 1 that Leonard —an elite defender— may get time guarding Golden State's Draymond Green, who is having a tremendous postseason run.

    That being said, Nurse cautioned that "it's more than a one-person job" and said the emphasis on team defense will be paramount.

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