The Toronto Raptors complete another wild comeback. They overcome a 22-point deficit to defeat the Washington Wizards 111-107.
This game was a disaster for the Raptors in the first-half. Their offense looked stagnant and their defense got torched. They were definitely missing O.G. Anunoby in this one who was out after he cut his finger while doing chores. Gary Trent Jr. missed the game as well.
The Raptors were down 64-45 at halftime.
Then Pascal Siakam decided to take the game over. He finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists on 15/24 shooting from the field.
He scored 30 of his 39 points in the paint and 22 of his 39 in the 3rd quarter.
Siakam hit the go-ahead shot with 7.6 seconds to go.
Then Dennis Schroder who struggled in this game only finishing with 4 points, hit two clutch free throws to seal the win.
The Raptors defense stepped up down the stretch. The Wizards went the last 7:25 of the game without a made field goal, missing their last 10 field goal attempts. The Raptors ended this game on a 22-1 run.
Scottie Barnes finished with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. He also played some solid defense coming up with 4 steals.
Malachi Flynn, Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa played some important minutes in the final quarter. Rookie Gradey Dick looked good in this one as well. He hit a couple of threes early and finished with 8 points.
The Raptors outrebounded the Wizards by 9 and dominated the points in the paint thanks to Siakam. The Raptors finished with 76 points in the paint.
Toronto wins another game in which they came back from 20+ points down. They stayed resilient and never gave up.
The Raptors are now 5-5 through the first 10 games of the season.
Next on tap
The Raptors will see the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time this season on Nov. 15.
The last time the Raptors played the Bucks they dominated them winning 130-111. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes both scored 20+ points in the win.
The Bucks who are fresh off a victory against the Chicago Bulls should be much more prepared for the Raptors this time around.
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