To nobody's surprise, Kawhi Leonard wins 2019 NBA Finals MVP

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Kawhi Leonard completed one of the most dominant postseason runs in NBA history with MVP honours. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history and their superstar ran away with the NBA Finals MVP in the process.

After five contests of at least 23 points to begin the series and a 22-point performance to clinch the championship that included a couple of clutch free throws late in the fourth quarter, Kawhi Leonard put a nice bow on his season with the second Finals MVP of his career. The 27-year-old also walked away with the distinction in 2014 when he won the Larry O’Brien Trophy with the San Antonio Spurs.

Toronto won the best-of-seven series 4-2 with a thrilling 114-110 victory at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Leonard’s MVP win wasn’t unanimous, with guard Fred VanVleet receiving one of the 11 votes.

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