The Champions got back to winning ways this evening, and it was largely down to Cameroon’s Pascal Siakam who produced his best performance since the NBA restarted in Orlando, leading Toronto Raptors to victory over Memphis Grizzlies.
Raptors surprisingly lost their last game playing against Boston Celtics, but they put up the kind of display that set them on the path of the Championships last season, digging in to grind out a victory by beating Grizzlies 108-99.
Siakam showed up when the Raptors needed him, making a game-high 26pts, 1reb and 3ast. It was the sort of performance they lacked when they faced Celtics on Friday.
Grizzlies had somehow made it a 3pt game in the 4th quarter with 3mins left on the clock, but Siakam made back-to-back 3s that took his tally to 26pts, opening a 7pt game with 2mins left on the clock.
OG Anunoby made 6pts & 5reb for Raptors, while Congolese-Spanish player, Serge Ibaka made a double-double: 12pts and 12rebs. Playing for Grizzlies, Senegal’s Gorgui Dieng was on the court for 12mins: 55s, making 5pts in the game.
The win today is Raptors’ 50th of the season, and there’s no doubt that they remain favoured to retain their title.