The Toronto Raptors picked up a bounce-back road win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, with Terence Davis and Serge Ibaka leading the charge. How did everyone grade in the win?
The Toronto Raptors headed into Tuesday night's road game against the Charlotte Hornets in need of an uplifting win. The Raptors were 2-3 over their last five games coming into Tuesday night, fresh off of a heartbreaking two-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And although it took quite a bit of effort, the Raptors were indeed able to get a win that surely lifted the collective spirit of the squad as they head into a nice three-day break.
Tuesday's game started off with both squads shooting well despite it being quite a low-scoring affair. Through the first half, the Toronto Raptors were shooting 48.8-percent from the field and the Charlotte Hornets were shooting 55.9-percent from the field, with both teams having great success from the 3-point line. While the Hornets backcourt duo of Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham contributed to the Hornets hot-shooting first half, it was second-year forward Miles Bridges who gave the Raptors the most trouble.
Bridges racked up 17 first-half points, including a scintillating 6-for-8 performance from three-point range. But he and the Hornets faded down the stretch, including a gritty OT in which Serge Ibaka and unlikely hero Terence Davis—in his first start, no less—lead the Raptors to victory.
How did everyone grade in a hard-fought, gritty win?