Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has seen a big jump in his numbers this season across the board and even more notably he has more than doubled his scoring average from 7.3 points per game last season to 15.6 points per game this season coming into tonight’s game at home against the Wizards.
Obviously Kawhi Leonard has played a huge part in the success the Raptors have had this season and in people thinking they have a good chance to win the East, but the emergence of Pascal Siakam has also played a big role, but it just hasn’t been talked about as much this season.
Tonight, without the presence of Kawhi Leonard, Siakam had a chance to be one of the go-to players on his team and he did just that. Siakam set a career-high in the Raptors’ 129-120 win over the Wizards.
Siakam’s final stat line tonight was 44 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks. He did all of that while shooting an efficient 15/25 from the field, 10/12 from the free throw line and 4/5 from behind the three-point line.
Kawhi Leonard is obviously the star of the Raptors, but next time you get a chance to watch the Raptors make sure you watch for #43 on Toronto.