Jazz vs. Raptors highlights, results: Top 5 NBA stars from January 1 game

Kawhi Leonard went off for 45 points in a Raptors win on Tuesday (Jan. 1). [Image via Bleacher Report/YouTube screencap]
Kawhi Leonard went off for 45 points in a Raptors win on Tuesday (Jan. 1). [Image via Bleacher Report/YouTube screencap]

Toronto hosted Utah in a close matchup on the first day of the new year 2019.

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It's a brand new year and the NBA didn't take a day off to celebrate. Five games were still on the slate, meaning 10 teams were in action for Tuesday (January 1). In one game Toronto held off Utah for a close victory. Here are the five players who had the biggest impacts in this NBA game.

1

Kawhi Leonard - Toronto Raptors

Tuesday night's matchup in Toronto saw Leonard go off for 45 points. The former NBA Finals MVP was 16-for-22 and also collected six rebounds during his night of work. That helped the Raptors win 122-116.

2

Pascal Siakam - Toronto Raptors

There weren't too many double-digit scorers for the home team, but Siakam had the only double-double for the Raptors. He finished with a new career-high of 28 points and also got 10 rebounds.

3

Norman Powell - Toronto Raptors

Powell was the third and final Raptors player with double-digit points. He came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting, grabbed three boards, gave an assist, and blocked two shots.

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