Quick Reaction: Pelicans 113, Raptors 99

NO Pelicans 113 Final Box Score 99 TOR Raptors A P. Siakam38 MIN, 20 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST, 0 STL, 8-17 FG, 3-7 3FG, 1-2 FT, 0 BLK, 4 TO, -15 +/- You love to see it. Pascal Siakam began the 2020-2021 season by getting back to his roots – slashing to the cup, ... Read more

Kobe Bryant Was Bigger Than Basketball

If you played basketball growing up, you’ve probably had this experience: Hunched over, at the top of your driveway, slowly crossing a weathered basketball back and forth between your fingertips. In this scenario you’ve conjured up, you had that ball at the top of the key, down one, five seconds left, with multiple imaginary defenders ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Trail Blazers 101, Raptors 99

POR Trail Blazers 101 Final Box Score 99 TOR Raptors C+ O. Anunoby30 MIN, 8 PTS, 6 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 3-9 FG, 2-4 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, -9 +/- Sound defense, not enough offense. Basketball can be a complex game, but sometimes it’s as simple as considering whether a player ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Celtics 118, Raptors 102

BOS Celtics 118 Final Box Score 102 TOR Raptors D+ P. McCaw32 MIN, 2 PTS, 3 REB, 0 AST, 1 STL, 1-5 FG, 0-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -22 +/- McCaw was gifted a wide open 10 footer for his first shot of the game. He hesitated for a full 2 seconds ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Raptors 115, Pacers 120

TOR Raptors 115 Final Box Score 120 IND Pacers B+ O. Anunoby43 MIN, 15 PTS, 12 REB, 0 AST, 2 STL, 6-13 FG, 1-6 3FG, 2-4 FT, 1 BLK, 0 TO, -6 +/- OG missed some open 3’s early, leaving something on the table in the first half, but he more than made up for ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Raptors 133, Cavaliers 113

CLE Cavaliers 113 Final Box Score 133 TOR Raptors B+ O. Anunoby28 MIN, 12 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 6-9 FG, 0-2 3FG, 0-0 FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 9 +/- Given the stellar shooting of his teammates, Siakam, Norm and Lowry specifically, OG didn’t need to force much on offense vs the ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Raptors 93, Bulls 92

TOR Raptors 93 Final Box Score 92 CHI Bulls B+ P. Siakam39 MIN, 22 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 7-18 FG, 2-6 3FG, 6-8 FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, 1 +/- Objectively, 22 points and 6 boards is a respectable statline. But given the way Siakam has performed against mediocre competition this season, ... Read more

The Jurassic Pursuit of Happiness

What’s the happiest you’ve ever been? I’m talking tears of joy. Ecstasy. Elation beyond your wildest dreams. Before you answer, I think it’s important to acknowledge that, no matter how different your moment from another person’s may be, each journey which led us to that emotional state is equally as turbulent and unpredictable as the ... Read more