P. Siakam31 MIN, 4 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 2-14 FG, 0-4 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 4 TO, -9 +/-
Anticipated Pascal to be extra assertive offensively with OG Anunoby out, however that didn’t occur. Solely two factors in a very quiet first half, however did have 4 assists. I didn’t like Pascal passing out of the submit with Donovan Mitchell on him within the third regardless that Fred VanVleet drew a foul on the play. General the shot wasn’t falling and couldn’t end on the rim. Simply out of rhythm total. No rebounds by three quarters out of your beginning PF in a recreation the place the Raptors are outsized already is NOT look.
S. Barnes35 MIN, 10 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 5-11 FG, 0-2 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, -10 +/-
Scottie did job discovering guys after offensive rebounds. Want to see extra issues ran for him. Had one play within the third the place he faked the dribble handoff for the elbow jumper after Bojan Bogdanovic gave him area. Among the passiveness is on him too although.
Okay. Birch24 MIN, 14 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 6-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 3- FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -5 +/-
Birch slid into the beginning lineup seamlessly. Very opportunistic scoring within the first half. The quick roll with Fred VanVleet was working to perfection. Foul bother took him out of his rhythm. Utah took the sport within the third when he was out. Didn’t rating within the second half.
F. VanVleet34 MIN, 24 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL, 7-17 FG, 3-8 3FG, 8- FT, 2 BLK, 2 TO, -7 +/-
Fred’s “guess on your self” run within the second quarter the place he made three straight treys was lovely, particularly the scale up and three Bogdanovic’s face. He tied Terrence Ross for third on the franchise record in threes made throughout that span. The objective with Fred this season is to in some way have him NOT lead the league in minutes per recreation. That looks like mission unimaginable although, contemplating how unsure every thing appears to be like when he’s not on the courtroom.
G. Trent Jr.33 MIN, 31 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 12-18 FG, 5-11 3FG, 2- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, -12 +/-
Nice taking pictures rhythm for Gary all recreation. He’s gotten higher realizing which pictures to take because the season has progressed. Constantly beginning with out interruptions doubtless has so much to do with that. Good job getting separation off the dribble too. I don’t like giving A’s in blowout losses, however from an expectation standpoint Trent couldn’t have executed rather more. Season excessive in factors.
C. Boucher17 MIN, 2 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 1-7 FG, 0-3 3FG, 0- FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, -11 +/-
Boucher had a tough time ending on the rim. You can argue he was fouled a time or two, however that’s the place the story of the tape goes in opposition to Boucher – going at Gobert who has the benefit throughout the board. in different instances, simply gotta end stronger. Did a greater job than most defending the decide and roll that killed the Raptors.
J. Champagnie8 MIN, 4 PTS, 1 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 2-2 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, +5 +/-
Rubbish time minutes. Made a jumper from Scottie within the paint and reduce to the rim off an help from Dalano.
M. Flynn22 MIN, 5 PTS, 6 REB, 0 AST, 1 STL, 2-9 FG, 1-6 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, +5 +/-
Malachi simply acquired his longest run of the season. He solely performed double determine minutes in a single recreation this season prior. Offered fairly good minutes, evidenced by Nick Nurse’s choice to insert him in once more mid third. His second stint didn’t go as nicely – pictures have been off and a turnover
D. Banton17 MIN, 6 PTS, 0 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 1-4 FG, 0-0 3FG, 4- FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, -18 +/-
Misplaced a couple of minutes to Flynn. Had a few turnovers within the first half being just a little uncontrolled. Sport had already gotten out of hand when he returned.
S. Mykhailiuk18 MIN, 3 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 1-4 FG, 1-4 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, -18 +/-
Quick run within the first half. Nothing stood out to me. Made a 3 in rubbish time. He must be extra aggressive coming into video games like he was a few weeks in the past.
First quarter defence was a masterclass of doing every thing improper. Open shooters galore as we routinely see off overhelping, and no presence to cease Gobert or Whiteside inside both on decide and rolls. A lot better job of being disruptive and shutting out on shooters within the second quarter. Went again to ugly within the third. Flynn wasn’t doing something in that quarter, that stint most likely went too lengthy. Nurse has talked about quite a few occasions postgame what number of pictures he needs Scottie Barnes to take, however not a lot is ran for him so how sway?
Issues We Noticed
BENCH MOB: The Raptors bench was completely outplayed by Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Homosexual, Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson. Ingles killed them particularly discovering Jazz bigs for straightforward dunks and the occasional giftwrapped open pictures. Toronto’s bench solely had 12 of the 113 factors in Portland on Monday. No one scored greater than six factors, whereas Utah’s bench mixed for 57. Want much more.
THREES: I already glossed over this however simply to drive it dwelling. The Raptors have allowed 15+ three pointers in three straight video games. Ultimately this must be addressed no? I’m bored with seeing “What number of open threes Nicholas?” on the timeline.
ROAD TRIP: Sacramento is the second leg of a again to again, after which Golden State. Who is aware of how lengthy OG is out. Not attempting to be a debbie downer however oh boy.
Fast Response: Raptors 103, Jazz 119 originated on Raptors Republic.