Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from a perfect week six

Toronto Raptors - Pascal Siakam (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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3. Pascal Siakam

Opponent: New York Knicks

Stat line: 31 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

At this point in the season, Siakam has become a staple in this top five list performances list. Every week that this article is published, Siakam manages to find his way in at least a couple of spots. It’s a testament to his fantastic play this year. He has played like an All-Star, perhaps even fringe MVP candidate, and he’s showing no signs of regression.

With an easy matchup against the New York Knicks, the Raptors did not need to start the game firing on all cylinders. They could afford to take it easy and play themselves into a rhythm, something Siakam needed.

He started the game off slow with only five points in the first quarter, but he quickly picked it up as it was clear he was looking to blow this team out early. He got hot and dropped 15 points in the second quarter alone to push his first-half total to 20 points to go along with four rebounds.

With the Raptors already holding a 12 point lead, they went for the kill in the third. Siakam dropped an easy 11 points in the third to push his total to 31 points on the night. With the Knicks down 20 points at the end of three, Siakam was no longer needed and was benched for the entire fourth.

This is now Siakam’s sixth 30 point game of the season as he continues to excel as the face of the Toronto Raptors. However, if you have been following this list long enough, you know that there is more Spicy P to come.