Quick Reaction: Hornets 120, Raptors 132

Toronto extends their win streak to 2 in game 1 of a two game stretch against the Hornets.

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Box Score
O. Anunoby30 MIN, 22 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 8-12 FG, 6-7 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, 2 +/-

Elite shooting game from OG who hit catch and shoot looks all night and fired them with no hesitation, his spacing was as good as it’s ever been and he made it really tough on Lamelo.

S. Barnes31 MIN, 7 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST, 1 STL, 2-5 FG, 0-1 3FG, 3-4 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 3 +/-

Scottie moved the ball extremely well tonight and he was making extremely quick decisions any time he touched the rock. Fired the ball out to shooters all over the floor and even had a poster dunk tonight.

P. Siakam36 MIN, 28 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST, 0 STL, 10-16 FG, 2-6 3FG, 6-9 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, 3 +/-

Greta game from Pascal tonight, nobody on Charlotte could really stick with him and he seemed to score at will tonight. Used the attention he got on defense to find shooters tonight as well, just an elite all around game for Siakam.

G. Trent Jr.31 MIN, 24 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 6-14 FG, 4-10 3FG, 8-8 FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, 12 +/-

Gary once again shot the ball extremely well and he moved the ball well today too, he led a bench lineup that featured him as the star on offense and it went pretty well.

F. VanVleet33 MIN, 11 PTS, 7 REB, 8 AST, 0 STL, 3-10 FG, 2-7 3FG, 3-3 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, 6 +/-

Fred didn’t shoot the ball well tonight and he was also very poor on defense, gave up a lot of drives and points, hit a couple shots late to extend the lead and moved the ball extremely well tonight though.

C. Koloko21 MIN, 6 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 3-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, 11 +/-

Really liked the minutes from Koloko tonight and I especially liked the tenacity on the glass from him. Grabbed 6 offensive rebounds and kept a lot of possessions alive, played well on defense in zone.

J. Hernangomez11 MIN, 5 PTS, 5 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 2-5 FG, 1-2 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 0 TO, -3 +/-

Nice game from Juancho, moved well without the ball and he helped on the glass as well, not great on defense.

M. Flynn18 MIN, 4 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 1-7 FG, 1-4 3FG, 1-2 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 9 +/-

Another poor game from Malachi who just can’t seem to find his shot, had some really nice looks but just couldn’t convert.

P. Achiuwa14 MIN, 13 PTS, 2 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 5-9 FG, 3-5 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, 8 +/-

Strongest game since returning from injury for Precious, and perhaps his best shooting game of the season, he was also one of the better defenders for Toronto tonight.

C. Boucher15 MIN, 12 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 5-6 FG, 1-2 3FG, 1-1 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 9 +/-

Really loved Boucher energy tonight and he also did very well as a finisher tonight and was even able to knock down a three, was apart of that bench lineup who played well. Battled on the glass as well

Nick Nurse

The bench lineup he put together shockingly worked out well tonight, implemented zone at crucial timeswhich helped the team get stops.

Things We Saw

  1. OG shot 6/7 from three and he shot each one with conviction, this spacing is what will propel the Toronto Raptors forward.
  2. This is the best the bench has looked in a while and it led to the starters being able to play less minutes than they are used to playing, bodes well for the future.

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