Pascal Siakam records first triple-double in loss to Trail Blazers
In his fifth NBA season, Toronto Raptors superstar Pascal Siakam has earned his first career triple-double. Siakam recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Pascal Siakam enters his fifth year in the NBA.
However, these impressive statistics and an attempt at a buzzer-beating game shot was not enough to secure the win. The Raptors lost by a hair to the Portland Trail Blazers, 111-122. This is the Raptors’ second one-point loss of the week. On Sunday, Siakam also attempted a buzzer-beater against the Golden State Warriors to no success.
The Raptors are off to a rocky season start, with a 2-8 record in their first 10 games.
Pascal Siakam and Damian Lillard go head-to-head (via Soobum Im)
“Right now we have no swag to us,” said point guard Kyle Lowry in a post-game interview earlier this month. “Teams are looking at us and saying let’s eat. That’s not a good position at all.”
In the offseason, the Raptors lost centres Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, respectively. This has resulted in a larger role for Montreal’s own Chris Boucher, who recently signed a two-year $13.5-million contract. Boucher is transitioning into his increased role with ease.
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