Leading the rebound of Siakam’s dinosaur army.
The Toronto Raptors won 124-114 in a match against the Charlotte Hornets in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on the 13th (Korean time).
Toronto’s ace Pascal Siakam scored 35 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, including 3 3-pointers, to win the team. With an overwhelming field goal rate of 84.6% (11/13), he scored a goal almost every time he caught the ball, leading the team’s offense brilliantly.
Whenever an attacking opportunity arose, Siakam dug into the paint. Siakam, who was well aware that the defense of Charlotte’s frontcourt resources, including Mason Plum and PJ Washington, was not very strong, and rushed to the rim without hesitation, scoring under the goal or inducing fouls to get free throw opportunities.
Siakam, who emerged as Toronto’s key resource by winning the 2018-2019 season’s Skill Development Award, which won the Finals, was selected as an All-Star and All-NBA Second Team in the 2019-2020 season and All-NBA Third Team in the 2021-2022 season. He continued to grow steadily and established himself as Toronto’s self-certified ace.
Siakam is doing his part this season as well, having a career high season averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists. Although he has a bit of a clunky feel, he is taking more diverse scoring routes than before thanks to his size, speed and flexibility.
The situation in Toronto this season has not been very good. Siakam, as well as key players such as OG Anunobi and Fred VanVleet, are suffering from trade rumors, and second-year Scotty Barnes, who held the Rookie of the Year trophy last season, is showing somewhat less influence and is slowing down.
Still, with Siakam’s big success, Toronto had a chance to rebound by winning three consecutive victories that day.
The current record is 19-23, standing in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, but the gap with other teams is not large and there is still half of the season left, so there is plenty of room to improve the ranking. 온라인카지노