The Toronto Raptors hammered the lowly Detroit Pistons 142-113. The Raptors put up their most points ever in a home regular season game.
Toronto was all over Detroit in this one as they lead wire to wire. The Raptors led by as many as 40 points at one point.
Scottie Barnes has another effective game against the Pistons. He made the most out of his time out there on the court putting up 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. He did it efficiently on 7/11 shooting from the field and 3/4 shooting from deep.
Barnes put up an impressive +37 while only playing in just 25 minutes.
He has proven to be a jack of all trades in his third season with the Raptors. Barnes has constantly staffed the stat sheet even when his shot isn’t falling.
For the season Barnes is averaging 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 bocks per game. These are insane numbers that should get Barnes to the All-Star game if he keeps it up.
When talking about Barnes, Darko Rajakovic had the perfect quote that sums up Barnes’ ability to do many things:
Darko on Barnes, paraphrased: If you’re good at 1 thing, you’re gonna have a good career. If you’re good at 2 things, you’re gonna be a really effective player. If you’re good at three things, you’re gonna be an All-Star. If you think you’re good at four things? Out of the league
— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) November 19, 2023
Barnes continues to be a bright spot for the Raptors this season. He continues to show off his star potential while doing many things well. His improved shooting percentage, rebounding ability, playmaking and defense makes him very impactful player for Toronto.
Barnes and the Raptors will head on the road to take on the Orlando Magic on Nov. 21 before they take on the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 22.
Jakob Poeltl puts up historic stat line
Barnes wasn’t the only player who had a huge game against the Pistons. Jakob Poeltl put up a stat line that put him in some exclusive company.
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