Siakam cements MIP status as Raptors overpower Nets

It’s funny. It’s funny because originally, this piece was titled ‘Siakam makes MIP statement as Raptors overpower Nets’. Then came the reality check. Pascal Siakam didn’t make a statement, he all but confirmed, solidified and clinched his long sought-after ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ award. Yet again, on one of basketball’s biggest stages in ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Raptors 115, Nets 105

Fun game. TOR Raptors 115 Final Box Score 105 BKN Nets A+ P. Siakam36 MIN, 28 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST, 0 STL, 11-21 FG, 3-7 3FG, 3-4 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 21 +/- An objectively bad start that he completely reversed. More missed threes than we’re accustomed to and an 0/5 start, that ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Nets 125, Raptors 127

Fun game. Brooklyn 125 Final Box Score 127 Toronto B P. Siakam35 MIN, 17 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL, 6-13 FG, 0-1 3FG, 5-6 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, -1 +/- Took a handful of shots that are typically not in his shot-chart, and didn’t convert at a high percentage. He missed a ... Read more

Bench Mob Pushes in Transition, Raptors Run Through Nets

For the first time since Dec. 9th, the Raptors got to clock-in their de-facto starting line-up. After a month of turbulence as far as health goes, the Raptors are returning to form with Kyle Lowry lighting the way. The Nets, who started their turn of fortune with a win over the Raptors (Dec. 7th), came ... Read more

Quick Reaction: Nets 105, Raptors 122

Relaxing win. Very nice. Brooklyn 105 Final Box Score 122 Toronto B+ P. Siakam26 MIN, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 6-13 FG, 0-2 3FG, 4-7 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 20 +/- He’s progressing as a screener the longer the year goes on. This, mixed with his baby-steps from behind the arc ... Read more

Rotations and Mid-Range Jumpers Topple the Raptors

Usually my recaps involve walking back through the game in real time, and occasionally stopping for jokes. I imagine this game would be a lot less fun to walk through, so this won’t be a narrative driven recap. We’ll talk about good-bad things, while breaking down some gameplay, and visiting some quotes. A grimy performance ... Read more