Leonard had beforehand performed 421 video games with out selecting up a technical foul, however acquired his first one within the Raptors’ routine 125-115 victory over the Warmth on Monday.

The 2-time NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr produced an distinctive efficiency as he weighed in with 29 factors and 10 rebounds.

The outcome ensured that the Raptors – who aren’t fairly 1 / 4 of the best way by means of the season – are in unchartered territory as they’ve 17 victories to their identify.

Leonard is extra famend for his steals figures fairly than his fouls.

And Nurse has pinpointed what is actually behind this.

“There’s quite a lot of issues you possibly can attribute that to!,” Nurse mentioned when discussing steals and fouls numbers.

“To start with his instincts, he needs to play defence, he’s bought nice instincts for it.

“His fingers are greater than most individuals’s and that helps.

“He sticks it out and the ball sticks to that hand.

“It’s just like the vast receivers that make all these one-handed catches now.

“I’ve see him do two no-look steals, he put his hand out and bought it.

“There’s some power there too.

“Not all people can do it, however he can take it from the individual proper in entrance of him.”

Raptors are actually 17-Four after 21 video games.

They face the Memphis Grizzlies subsequent on Wednesday morning 1am UK time (10pm ET).

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