Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from week nine

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3. Pascal Siakam

Opponent: Detroit Pistons

Stat line: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4 blocks

The Raptors were clicking on all cylinders against the struggling Pistons and it showed in the box score. Many Raptors players had solid games but few performed better than Pascal Siakam. He wasted no time getting the Raptors started as he scored 13 points in the first quarter alone. He also contributed two assists leading to five Raptors points and blocked two shots in the quarter.

After such a dominant first quarter by Siakam, he slowed it down for the rest of the game. He only scored three points in the second quarter, but the momentum that Siakam gave to the rest of the team in the opening 12 minutes allowed them to still come away with a six points lead heading into the half.

The third quarter saw Siakam only score two points but came through with one assist and two blocks. With the Raptors needing to close out this game in the fourth, Siakam scored eight more points to help the Raptors win by 13.

Another day and another great Siakam performance. Unfortunately, this was the last game he played before suffering the groin injury that is expected to sideline him indefinitely. This team has been absolutely decimated by injuries and now losing their number one option in Siakam really puts a damper on the current situation the Raptors are in. Get well soon Spicy-P.