OG Stole The Show in Shootout Win Over The Celtics

Oct 15, 2022

The Toronto Raptors completed their preseason with a bang. Toronto defeated the Boston Celtic 137-134 in Montreal.

OG Stole The Show in Montreal

OG Anunoby put on a show for the tame Montreal crowd Friday night. When your team scores 137 points, it’s not surprising that there are great highlights. But OG had himself a game. OG played as close to a perfect game as you could ask. He drained 32 points, collected six rebounds and two blocks, and finished the day with a 61 field goal percentage. I should also mention that OG sank four of his five three-point attempts. There’s some pressure on Anunoby heading into this season as he tries to carve out a role that will leave him satisfied. His performance Friday has to leave Nick Nurse wanting OG on the court more.

Precious Achiuwa Had A Game To Remember

If OG didn’t go crazy Friday night, we’d be talking about Achiuwa today. Precious is a player many Raptors fans have been watching throughout the preseason. You can’t win a championship without solid role players, and Toronto expects Achiuwa to be a significant contributor again this season. If Friday’s game were a taste of what Toronto can expect in Achiuwa’s third season in the NBA season, it would be a good year. Precious scored 18 points, snagged eight rebounds, and recorded four assists. You’d hope he can improve his 25% field goal percentage, but besides that, he had a great game.

Raptors Had No Answer For Jayson Tatum

It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics will be a better team than Toronto this season. When the Raptors face the Celtics in the regular season, they’ll have to figure out how to slow down Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. JT has a solid outing in Montreal Friday night, especially in the early part of the game. It looked like the Raptors had the opportunity to run away with it early, but Tatum was the difference-maker. Sinking 21 points, collecting an impressive nine rebounds, and adding five assists to the score sheet, Tatum was a problem for Toronto. Friday was an excellent opportunity for Nick Nurse to figure out how he can slow Tatum down when the season starts.

The next time we see the Toronto Raptors will be Wednesday night when they kick off their 2022/2023 regular season against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Contributing Writers

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