The NBA’s Summer time League entered it’s playoff match segment on Wednesday, with all 30 groups collaborating within the bracket.
The Toronto Raptors completed the around robin segment with an Zero-Three file, putting in a first-round matchup with the Denver Nuggets, who had been an excellent Three-Zero heading into the sport.
Thank you partially to a large scoring night time from OG Anunoby, the Raptors beat the Nuggets 85-77 to advance to around two.
Anunoby led the way in which for each groups with 22 issues, as head trainer Nick Nurse continues to put an emphasis on working the offence throughout the Raptors’ second-year ahead.
Maximum groups use the Summer time League as a scouting alternative and, extra importantly, an incubator for skill off and on the courtroom, and it’s no twist of fate that Anunoby has gotten such a lot of reps. On Wednesday, he tried a team-high 17 box objectives in 27 mins of motion.
“We’re doing extra issues to get him the ball a bit of extra continuously than he’s used to having it,” famous Nurse.
For his section, Anunoby is operating on extra than simply his offensive sport at Summer time League.
“I want to be extra of a pace-setter,” he mentioned after the sport, “and I’m running on it at the moment. I’m used to Kyle and DeMar telling me what to do and serving to us get via it, so I’m simply looking to assist our guys right here get via stuff.”
Different standouts for the Raptors incorporated Giddy Potts, an undrafted guard out of Center Tennessee who netted 14 issues (Four-7 from deep) and has had a pleasant appearing during Summer time League, in addition to Canadian ahead Chris Boucher.
Boucher, who spent his rookie yr within the NBA closing season with the champion Golden State Warriors, hadn’t noticed a lot motion at Summer time League up to now however performed 22 mins off the bench within the win posting 12 issues, six forums, and a whopping six blocks.
Chris Boucher scored 12 issues, grabbed 6 forums, and blocked 6 photographs in #NBASummer League motion for the @Raptors #WeTheNorth %.twitter.com/zsHd9fQrmX
— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) July 12, 2018
The Raptors will face the Charlotte Hornets subsequent on Saturday.