Toronto Raptors: Top 5 performances from an impressive week 3

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3. Pascal Siakam

Opponent: Sacramento Kings

Stat line: 23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Similar to Ibaka, Pascal Siakam also faced a meaty matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The  Kings lacked a power forward that could defend Siakam effectively as Bagley was out due to injury. They started with a cross matchup of Harrison Barnes, a sight that surely excited Siakam plenty.

The scoring and defense were on full display right away as Siakam was able to collect two quick steals in the first quarter to go along with four quick points. The rebounds and assists, however, were lacking early, although it’s not as if the team needed them. The entire team was clicking on all cylinders. As the Raptors took a monster lead into the half, Siakam was sitting on 10 points, three rebounds, and one assist.

Wanting to put the Kings away, Siakam came out with a fire to start the third quarter. He was scoring and rebounding at an impressive rate while also dishing to his teammates. He had 11 points, seven rebounds, and four assists points in what was a strong third-quarter performance.

He didn’t do much else in the 4th quarter; the damage had been done. Despite the Kings’ late push, the Raptors came out with the victory. And Siakam, as it seems to be the case quite often, finished with the best performance from both teams.

He had the most rebounds in the game with 13 and even more impressively shot 61.5-percent from the field despite missing all three of his 3-point attempts. Funny enough, this wasn’t Siakam’s best performance of the week.