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Nothing however Positives
P. Achiuwa26 MIN, 6 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST, 0 STL, 2-9 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2- FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, -1 +/-
Treasured continues to be having hassle ending on the rim (shot 1-7 within the first half) however he was extra beneath management. Pressured the problem on an offensive rebound as a substitute of kicking out to a shooter as soon as. Did an important job on the glass. Birch began the second half for Treasured as soon as once more, however the distinction is that this time Achiuwa deservedly re-entered the sport afterward. Huge throwdown close to the tip of the third. Spotlight reel block too.
O. Anunoby40 MIN, 21 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 9-20 FG, 3-5 3FG, 0- FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, +5 +/-
Missed his first 4 pictures, however was on after that. Each recreation OG does one thing to make you say wow – on each ends. Made a powerful midrange step again within the third quarter throughout a type of “you’re the star, do one thing” possessions. Daggers. We’re getting very used to it.
F. VanVleet43 MIN, 33 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL, 13-22 FG, 3-6 3FG, 4- FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, +15 +/-
Regular Freddy. You understand how some guys have that repute for taking part in at their very own tempo unbothered? Fred led the workforce superbly in that manner. Good stability understanding when to attain and move. He began the sport attempting to get teammates concerned. Nice instance was ensuring Treasured bought a lob on the primary possession. Then he begin to put his stamp on issues scoring sensible within the second and third quarters, routinely killing the Wizards mini-runs. As soon as once more taking these pictures from the elbow that may current themselves. Banking in fadeaways in opposition to the shot clock? Tonight was Fred’s night time. Season-high 33 factors. When can we fear in regards to the minutes although?
S. Mykhailiuk35 MIN, 15 PTS, 4 REB, 0 AST, 1 STL, 4-8 FG, 2-4 3FG, 6- FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, 0 +/-
What a easy transition by Svi into the beginning lineup the final couple of video games. Savvy cutter, he’s been probably the most constant shooter on the workforce and has performed stable defence too. I’m personally adjusting to Svi, the athleticism, shot creation off the dribble and perimeter D has thrown me off to start the season. Far more to his recreation than I anticipated. A few careless performs within the fourth, fouling Beal from three and doing an excessive amount of on a fastbreak for a turnover, however stable nonetheless. Has scored not less than 15 in three straight video games.
G. Trent Jr.34 MIN, 15 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL, 6-16 FG, 2-8 3FG, 1- FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, -3 +/-
Scary Gary? Or am I form of biting off Scary Terry (Rozier)? He’s a pest on the ball defensively man. These open threes he was lacking within the first few video games are beginning to fall. Nice job with shot choice, only one ummm? shot and it went in anyway. Percentages tailed off as the sport went on however loads of positives right here.
C. Boucher17 MIN, 5 PTS, 6 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 2-5 FG, 0-2 3FG, 1- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, +5 +/-
Higher power from Boucher right this moment, who wants a spark of confidence as a result of he might have been twitter looking out himself on the lookout for naysayers a few nights in the past. These open threes will begin falling once more. Didn’t take any foolish makes an attempt. Runner and one within the second quarter, I’ve by no means seen Chris take that shot however it labored!
J. Champagnie3 MIN, 0 PTS, 0 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 0-0 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, +4 +/-
Noticed spot obligation for a couple of minutes however onerous to evaluate on that. Want an even bigger pattern dimension.
Okay. Birch22 MIN, 9 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 3-6 FG, 0-0 3FG, 4- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, +10 +/-
The boxscore won’t ever correctly illustrate his affect. Nice job defending on the perimeter when he needed to. One play specifically led to Anunoby leaping the move for a dunk. Khem’s substitution within the fourth put a foot on the Wizards necks, with brief roll floaters and a move to OG for 3 when the roll was coated.
M. Flynn3 MIN, 0 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 0-0 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0- FT, 0 BLK, 0 TO, +5 +/-
Acquired the identical quantity of minutes as Champagnie however made a stable play within the Raptors second quarter run. Pushed the ball after a rebound to search out Mykhailiuk for 3 to place the Raptors up 14. Simply has to maintain doing the little issues to impress in spot minutes.
D. Banton17 MIN, 5 PTS, 3 REB, 0 AST, 2 STL, 2-2 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2- FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, +5 +/-
Pushing the tempo each potential likelihood as soon as once more. Typically might be uncontrolled however it creates chaos. Actually easy floater from close to the free throw line within the second quarter. If Dalano already has that in his recreation, that may be a weapon. Additionally stole an inbound move that led to a VanVleet three within the second. A part of the Raptors run to go up within the teenagers.
Dealt with the distribution of minutes between Achiuwa, Birch and Boucher effectively. Khem began the second half instead of Treasured as soon as once more, after which introduced him again early fourth after foul hassle which helped sparked a mini run. The Raptors are 6-3 and Pascal Siakam hasn’t touched the court docket but. What extra would you like?
Issues We Noticed
The Raptors went a couple of minutes with out scoring late fourth which made this begin to flip right into a nailbiter, till VanVleet took it coast to coast for a layup. There was a poise tonight that seemed NOTHING just like the season opener, the place everybody seemed antsy and misplaced. Washington noticed a totally completely different Raptors workforce.
The Wizards had been 3-0 at dwelling. The Raptors had been 3-0 on the highway. One thing needed to give. How’s a franchise first 4 straight W’s on the highway to start the season style?
Tip Jamar Hinds
Fast Response: Raptors 109, Wizards 100 originated on Raptors Republic.