Pascal Siakam, who has struggled since the beginning of the season, had a fantastic game (31 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists) to help the Raptors defeat Dallas (127-116).
Pascal Siakam had shown himself mostly on defense up until that point, but the Cameroonian forward for the Raptors was clumsy when it came to the offensive end of the court. After six games, Toronto’s top scorer for over three years, with an average of fifteen points, was only fourth. The powerful winger made everything right last night. PS47’s exceptional mid-range abilities allowed him to score 31 points despite shooting 0/5 from three-point range (15/20). The Douala native contributed 12 rebounds—four of which were offensive—and 5 assists to these valuable points, helping the Canadian team defeat the Mavericks (127-116).
The Raptors are now ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference with four wins and four defeats. Joel Embiid’s Sixers, who won their sixth game in a row Wednesday night, dominated the conference. Boston was defeated by Philadelphia (106–103), with The Process scoring 27 points, getting 10 rebounds, and missing 6 foul shots. Despite Jamal Murray’s injury absence, Jonathan Kuminga’s Golden State team defeated the reigning champs Denver in the West. In 19 minutes after coming off the bench, the Congolese player scored 10 points and pulled down 4 rebounds.