Toronto Raptors: Top 5 performances from an impressive week 3

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Week three saw the Toronto Raptors finish with an impressive 3-0 record in a showdown against three Western Conference opponents. What five performances stood out the most?

Week three looked to be a relatively easy set of matchups for the Toronto Raptors as they started off with two favorable matchups against the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans, two teams that have struggled to start the season.

Neither team caused much of a threat as both games ended in wins for the Raptors. However, game two against the Pelicans saw both Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry suffer injuries that will keep both players out of action for a few weeks.

With Ibaka and Lowry unable to suit up, the Raptors had to close out the week against arguably their toughest matchup of the season, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In order to have a shot in this game, the end of the bench needed to make the most of their increased opportunity. The team did not disappoint as they snapped the Lakers’ seven-game win streak with some exceptional ball movement and strong performances from reserves looking to make a name for themselves.

While the injuries certainly put a damper on the week, it’s impossible to be anything but ecstatic with the Toronto Raptors’ performance on the court during week three. They managed to go 3-0, despite missing two key pieces for one-and-a-half games. Individually, they had quite a few names step up.

So what were the top five Raptor performances from last week?