Toronto heads down to New Orleans to pick up their 6th win of the season.
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, November 9, 2019
It’s all coming together now!
This was the second time these two teams have matched up this season. The first time was back on October 22nd for the Rap’s home opener. The youthful Pelican’s played a goodgame putting it into overtime but ended up losing 130-122. Which isn’t bad for a team that is rebuilding, especially against the reigning NBA champs. This game was a little different. Still no Zion Williamson, out do to injury, although- he would seem like a player who would be out under “ load management” right?
The Raptors went down to the “Big Easy” to hopefully pickup their 6th win of the season. As it sits, the Toronto Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference 0.5 games behind the green hot Celtics. New Orleans sits fifteenth (last) in the Western Conference but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a good team. There is a lot of young talent that is on the come up and it is only a matter of time until they start getting more and more wins.
Off the jump, it was pretty even for both teams. OG Anunoby who has been a very consistent player for Toronto gave them to lead with a three point shot and then another three pointer a minute later. OG would finish with 21 pts, 7 reb and went 5/7 from beyond the arc. This could be his break out year!
Fun Fact: From 2017-2019 he everages 6.9 points per game.This season he is averaging 12.7 points per game.
It wasn’t only OG who had a good game. PAscal must have been listening to Nick Nurse when he said he doesn’t think he is playing smart because this looked like smart basketball to me. Pascal put up a game high 44 pts, tying his career high best.
Brandon Ingram who had his career best against the Nets on November 4th with 40 pts had a great game as well, keeping the Pelicans in it for as long as possible. Ingram finished with 27 pts.
Toronto will head to LA where they will the Lakers on Sunday and the Clippers on Monday. That Clippers-Raptors matchup will be a great game to watch and emotional no doubt. Tip off Sunday is 9:30 pm EST.
Toronto 122-104 New Orleans