Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from a comfortable week five

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1. Pascal Siakam

Opponent: Atlanta Hawks

Stat line: 34 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 61% field goal

Another week and another 30 point game for Pascal Siakam. It seems to be the norm these days with the team relying so heavily on his scoring ability as the number one option. He showed off that scoring ability against the Atlanta Hawks as he was able to get to his spots effectively and shoot efficiently with minimal defense played on him.

It was a slow start for the Raptors and Siakam as they were down one point after the first quarter and Siakam was only able to muster four points. He showed some improvement in the second quarter as he scored another seven points in the frame, but the Raptors were still down by nine points at half time.

Clearly struggling, Siakam took over in the second half of the ball game. He scored the Raptors first six points of the third quarter and ended the quarter with 11 points. After bursting out in the third quarter, he carried that momentum with him to the fourth. He dropped 12 more points in the final frame and carried the Raptors to a three-point victory.

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While it is clear that Siakam could have played better in this one with the rebounds and assists numbers dipping a little, his stellar defense to go along with highly efficient scoring all across the floor was worthy enough to earn him the number one spot on this list.