The Toronto Raptors’ four-game road trip is over.
Despite getting blown out in Boston, the Raptors still finish the road trip 2-2. They will head back to Scotiabank Arena to begin a four-game home stand on Nov. 13.
Although they didn’t end their road trip the way they would have liked, there are still a lot of positives to take away from the four-game stretch.
The Raptors lost to the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 2. But then they turned in some nice wins against the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks.
Toronto overcame a 22-point deficit in San Antonio. O.G. Anunoby and Scottie Barnes had breakout games.
Anunoby finished with 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and had 7 three-pointers made which is his career high. He scored the game tying bucket to force overtime. He also played great defense as he was guarding Victor Wembanyama for most of the game
Meanwhile, Scottie Barnes single-handedly propelled the Raptors to the comeback win. Barnes had 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter. This was the game that showed that Barnes has superstar potential for the franchise.
Although it was an ugly start to this game the Raptors showed their resiliency. The way they didn’t give up and battled back on the road to beat the Spurs was a true bright spot.
Then the Raptors had arguably their best win of the season against the Mavericks. They handed the Mavericks their first home loss of the year. Pascal Siakam bounced back in a big way with 31 points, while Anunoby once again impressed with 26 points and kept Luka Doncic in check. Also Barnes showed that he doesn’t need to score 20+ points to have a big impact on the game. He finished with 14 rebounds and 4 steals.
The Raptors bench also had their best game of the season in this one as Gary Trent Jr. led the way.
Toronto dominated Dallas in points in the paint and never allowed them to get back into the game. Beating one of the best teams in the west the way that they did was great to see.
The Raptors then looked their worst in the loss against the Celtics. However, all things considered the Raptors would have been happy with a 2-2 record before they started their road trip.
Raptors look to get back to .500
Toronto looks to get back to .500 when they play the Washington Wizards on Nov. 13. The Raptors have to forget about the game against the Celtics and just build on the positives that were there in San Antonio and Dallas.
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