The Raptors have a chance to take the first commanding 3-1 lead they’ve ever had in a playoff series. It’s almost time for Game 4 against the Magic in Orlando. Kawhi Leonard followed his 37 points on 15-of-22 shooting with a 16 point outing, shooting an abysmal 5-of-19 from the field. With numbers like that from Toronto’s top guy, it should be next to impossible to win a playoff game on the road. However, something special happened.
Pascal Siakam, who many thought would struggle in this series due to the length of Magic players Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon, put up a show-stopping 30 points and 11 rebounds. In a season of continuous improvement from Siakam, he took over in the third quarter and made some big shots. Specifically, after Orlando took their first lead of the game just under the 7-minute mark, Siakam answered with a crowd silencing corner 3. Toronto would quickly go on a 16-0 run, capped off by a wonderful up-and-under move by Siakam against former Raptor Terrence Ross.
After the impressive performance, Danny Green was surprised to know Siakam had only been playing organized basketball for 7 years.
Reporter to Siakam: “You’ve only been playing basketball for seven years…” …
Author: Zakaria Abdulle / Raptors HQ