Top five Toronto Raptors performances from a tough week seven

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2. OG Anunoby

Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers

Stat line: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block

The Raptors needed a bounce back in a big way after losing two straight to the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets, but so did OG Anunoby. He is only averaging eight points per game over his last five games and although his defense and rebounding is the main aspect of his game, his offense can surely hit double digits at least.

OG did not disappoint as he was in a groove early on. While it looked like almost every other player was struggling to get anything going, Anunoby was hustling on both ends of the floor and knocking down his open jumpers.

While OG did most of his damage in the first half of the game, the Raptors were getting blown out of Philadelphia and did not cut the lead till near the end of the 4th quarter when it was too late. Still, Anunoby continues to show off his immense potential.

Inconsistency has been Anunoby’s biggest issue this season but in a game like this against a potential playoff opponent, it was nice to see him have a big night like this. It was even more impressive to see him grabbing 10 rebounds (three offensive) in a game where Joel Embiid and Al Horford played.

Another impressive stat to look at is Anunoby’s efficiency from the three-point line. He is currently shooting 43-percent from three-point range, a big improvement from last season when he was hitting them at a 33-percent clip. He shot 2-of-4 from three tonight and continues to show that he can be a lethal catch and shoot player.

Anunoby should look to continue this level of performance in a more consistent manner as it is clear the team can use these types of performances right now to get them going.