Craig Battle
@cthomasbattle
The assistant managing editor of Sportsnet.ca, Craig Battle regularly contributes stats-focused analysis on the NBA and NFL. He is also a recurring guest on the Sportsnet Hot Stove radio show.
Kawhi Leonard’s 10 best games of the 2019 NBA playoffs, by Game Score
Craig Battle
Kawhi Leonard was the best player in the 2019 NBA playoffs. But which games were his best? We pulled the numbers to find out.
Kawhi Leonard again tops list of Canada's most Googled athletes
Craig Battle
Kawhi Leonard tops June 2019 list of Canada’s most Googled athletes
Craig Battle
The list of most-searched athletes in Canada for the month of June is dominated by NBA players. And who else but Kawhi Leonard could be at the top?
2016 NBA Re-Draft: Where will Siakam, VanVleet land?
Craig Battle
In the 2016 NBA Draft, Toronto Raptors cornerstones Pascal Siakam went 27th and Fred VanVleet went undrafted. How high will each rise in our re-draft?
Warriors rally to steal Game 5 after Durant's dramatic return and exit
Craig Battle
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U.S. TV ratings aside, Raptors-Warriors is dream matchup for NBA
Craig Battle
No, the U.S. TV ratings haven't been great, but the Toronto Raptors have made the Finals a godsend for the NBA for a slew of other reasons.
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Emotional Green continues to lead Warriors by whatever means necessary
Craig Battle
There are no question marks next to Green, who will show up in Game 3 and do what his team needs — no matter what that is.
7 surprising Raptors stats ahead of Game 2 of NBA Finals
Craig Battle
For once, Warriors’ inability to overcome slow start costs them Game 1
Craig Battle
The "Third-Quarter Warriors" have been a world-beating bunch in these NBA playoffs. But Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors, they didn't show.