Raptors put on a show for Toronto in final home game of season
April 10, 2022
The Raptors closed the season with a win over the Rockets. Despite getting off to a bad start, he was able to make it through to the playoffs to risk the championship spot. After Toronto's 117-115 victory, the Raptors took the number five position in the East. The Raptors' season will come to a close on Sunday when they travel to New York to face the Knicks at 7 p.m.
The Raptors managed to defeat the Rockets
The Raptors closed the season with a win over the Rockets. Despite getting off to a bad start, they were able to make it through to the playoffs. After Toronto's 117-115 victory, the Raptors took the number five position in the East. The Raptors' season will come to a close on Sunday when they travel to New York to face the Knicks at 7 p.m.
Raptors take down Rockets
Although the Raptors' game wasn’t their best, the effort was sufficient to overcome the Rockets. They went straight into the hole and trailed by 24 points early in the second quarter. At the time, certain members of the team made poor decisions on both ends of the field.
They began to play more quietly after that, and they added to the points with two different chances to equalize. The Raptors also took a small lead in the last minutes and won their 48th game of the season. They were able to occupy the fifth best place in the final week of the regular season as a result of this.
Siakam hits newcomer Alperen Sengun, causing controversy
The match between the Rockets and the Raptors was considered controversial. Gary Tren Jr. took advantage of the remaining 4.8 seconds by dividing several defenders so that the floater could push ahead by two. In the last session, the Rockets had time to inbound center rookie Alperen Sengun.
In that position, Pascal Siakam shadowed him in the backdown. Siakam was pushed to fight Sengun's hook. Unfortunately, the drive shows that Siakam slapped Sengun twice. The two of them passed Sengun's arm while dribbling the ball and then attacked him in the back when Sengun was spinning.
Siakam finished the match with sub-optimal performance. In spite of this, he was able to break through the Rockets' defense. Siakam persuaded referees midway through the second quarter after a poor start and numerous missed connections and received the following three calls on his drive.
Siakam doesn't use midrange jumpers very often. This is due to the Rockets' resistance on multiple occasions. Regardless, Siakam made the correct passes to his teammates on a regular basis. He had 29 pounds, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists at the end of the game.
Even though he has played more than forty minutes in six of his previous seven games after returning from Covid-19 at the end of December, Siakam will not be flying to New York for the regular season's last game this weekend.
Young's contribution as a fill-in
Thad Young is a dependable stand-in for assurance. He always defends both sides of the game, puts in an amazing performance in a short amount of time, and executes attacks while keeping the team's condition in mind.
Young set the tone for a comeback in the second quarter. He took advantage of Huston's defense by diverting to one side and delivering perfect passes in the attack. He also added 14 points from eight tries to his total. Specifically, his left hook shot. Young showed remarkable stamina in the second and fourth quarters while playing his position.