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Quick Reaction: Spurs 122, Raptors 99

The Raptors get dominated by the Spurs in a 122-99 loss.

Box Score
R. Barrett24 MIN, 13 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 6-10 FG, 0-2 3FG, 1-2 FT, 0 BLK, 4 TO, -30 +/-

RJ had a solid first half scoring seven points and keeping the energy there for the team. Taking it right at the Spurs’ paint and converting the tough layups. However, RJ does have some tunnel vision when doing these drives, he’s got to look to pass especially when the defence starts to collapse on him. He tried to get something going in the second half, but with the rest of the team checked out, it’s hard to get back in it.

S. Barnes30 MIN, 7 PTS, 9 REB, 9 AST, 1 STL, 3-15 FG, 1-3 3FG, 0-1 FT, 1 BLK, 5 TO, -6 +/-

While Scottie did dish out three assists in the first quarter, he wasn’t being aggressive at all. Against a team like the Spurs, he should start to set his tone as early as possible. Going into the half he did throw out a few more assists but went scoreless. Something Scottie has to work on going forward is his body language, regardless of how he’s doing in the game. When he complains or gets frustrated, it prevents him from getting back on defence and in one instance this led to the Spurs hitting a three. This could be Scottie’s worst game of the season, from not being aggressive to his body language. If I were Darko, I would’ve benched him around the end of the third, his heart was just not in this game.

J. Poeltl20 MIN, 12 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 5-10 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2-2 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, -5 +/-

Jakob has been great for the Raptors, he’s been playing with energy, hustling on defence and scoring consistently. He did what he could against Wemby but when you’re going up against a generational talent, there’s not much you can do to stop them.

G. Trent Jr.22 MIN, 4 PTS, 1 REB, 0 AST, 2 STL, 2-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, -19 +/-

Even though Gary struggled from beyond the arc, I did like that he kept hustling and kept moving. Cutting back door, driving to the rim. He also is still great off-ball, moving his hands, and playing passing lanes for the easy steal. However, it just seemed like he couldn’t get it going for the rest of the game and struggled to get anything to fall.

I. Quickley26 MIN, 7 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2-12 FG, 1-9 3FG, 2-2 FT, 1 BLK, 3 TO, -24 +/-

In the first half, it just seemed like Quickley was rushing too much, forcing up shots and unsure of what he wanted to do or needed to be. Quickley also struggled offensively only 2 shots. He just had to slow down and play more to his game, and I think he would’ve started getting rhythm going.

B. Brown31 MIN, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 5-8 FG, 1-2 3FG, 1-1 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -14 +/-

Bruce had a solid game overall, driving to the basket and taking it right at Wemby for the layup. There were times were he just looked unsure who to pass it to. For example, had a three-on-one fast break and missed a wide-open Ochai. However, he did do a little bit of everything tonight and played his role, so I can’t nitpick too much.

G. Dick22 MIN, 18 PTS, 2 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 7-10 FG, 4-5 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -12 +/-

Love to see how Gradey has been developing. No hesitation on his threes, and strong takes to the basket. He also keeps up a consistent level of energy on the offensive end, moving constantly to get open. I apologize Gradey that you randomly got subbed when you started cooking, Darko has to keep him in.

K. Olynyk21 MIN, 17 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL, 6-10 FG, 1-4 3FG, 4-4 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -20 +/-

Olynyk is beginning to show us what he can bring to this team, someone who can be a true stretch five. He had a nice play with RJ in the first, a handoff / pick-and-pop that resulted in a mid-range jumper. Olynyk also played some solid defence on Wemby, using his size and playing aggressively to tire him out and then poking the ball loose a few times. He and Gradey were some of the only ones showing signs of life.

O. Agbaji18 MIN, 2 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1-8 FG, 0-3 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 0 +/-

I like Ochai’s energy hustling for the offensive board and getting a quick layup. Even when he misses a fastbreak layup, you can hear him screaming “Get back” as he zooms back down the floor. However, he did get a little trigger-happy and couldn’t knock down his threes. Given that he played 18, minutes he should be able to score more than two points.

J. Nwora07 MIN, 3 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 0-2 FG, 0-1 3FG, 3-4 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 5 +/-

Garbage Time

J. Porter07 MIN, 2 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 1-2 FG, 0-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 2 +/-

Garbage Time

J. McDaniels06 MIN, 0 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 0-1 FG, 0-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 4 +/-

Garbage Time

M. Gueye06 MIN, 2 PTS, 3 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 1-3 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 2 BLK, 0 TO, 4 +/-

Garbage Time

Darko Rajakovic

I just did not like the decisions Darko had made tonight. Gradey has the hot hand to start so you..sub him off? It also just seemed like he couldn’t figure out any way to slow down Wemby or the rest of the Spurs. Also, when Scottie starts to straight up look like he doesn’t want to play anymore, bench him. You are the coach of this team and have to set a culture and a tone.

Things We Saw

  1. Scottie left the floor before time even the time even expired. Darko has to have a sit down with him about body language, and how to handle himself on the court. Today wasn’t a good look.