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10 Things: As Raptors' de facto point guard, Siakam displays growth as playmaker

3 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

Here are 10 takeaways from the Toronto Raptors ‘ 125-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets .
One - That was a complete effort by the entire team. Last-second absences to Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes forced Nick Nurse to extend his rotation and give his reserves a chance, and they delivered. The Raptors raced out to an early lead, the ball movement was fluid and free, and Toronto maintained a double-digit lead virtually from start to finish. It's one of the few times where everything goes according to plan, and everyone on the team can feel positively about what they contributed.

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In VanVleet and Barnes' absence, Raptors step up with collective effort

In VanVleet and Barnes' absence, Raptors step up with collective effort

3 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

In theory the most important moment relating to the Raptors' game against the visiting Charlotte Hornets came about two hours before the ball went up.
“Fred's out,” said Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.
Toronto has had an endless drip of injuries and interruptions to the top of their rotation so far this season, but Fred VanVleet has been the constant. Prior to sitting out against Charlotte with a sore right knee, the Raptors point guard had played in 39 of their 42 games and led the NBA in minutes per game with 38.2, a number that has been edging up with VanVleet coming off a stretch of...
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