Kawhi Leonard scores 12 points in 19 minutes in Raptors debut

Kawhi's step-back jumper gets teammates excited (0:22)

Kawhi Leonard creates space from Caleb Swanigan with a nice step-back move before hitting a jumper to the approval of the Raptors bench. (0:22)

Kawhi Leonard is finally back on the court and the Toronto Raptors should be happy with the results.

Leonard scored 12 points in his first game with his new team and the Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-104 on Saturday night in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the preseason opener for both teams.

Leonard played 19 minutes and didn't shoot particularly well, missing all four 3-pointers and going just 6-of-11 from the free throw line. But he played aggressively and moved well after being limited to just nine games last season for San Antonio because of a thigh injury. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP hadn't played in a game since January.

"Yeah, you know it's going to take time to get my rhythm, but I felt great being out there and just being able to compete," Leonard told reporters. "It was important just for me getting acclimated to the team. Like I was saying, in game play calls, seeing what everyone does on the floor, so it was important."

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each played the first quarter for Portland. Lillard scored 12 points and McCollum had nine.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.