The Toronto Raptors were delayed by 19 points at the start of the third quarter, then slowly recovered, and finally won 103 to 101 at the final moment, against the Washington Wizards in Tampa on Monday.
The newcomer ended the game with 16 points. However, Pascal Siakam is the player with the most offensive efficiency. The Cameroonian scored 22 points, in addition to 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Quebec Chris Boucher scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and assists in just 20 minutes. He stood on the defensive end again, making two flights and three blocks.
Nick Neisser’s lineup again lacks a few important players, including Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Fleet.
In the camp opposite, Russell Westbrook stood out in the absence of Bradley Beal. The organizer made 23 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists from three-pointers.
The Raptors will act again on Tuesday, still at the Amalie Arena, and the Los Angeles Lakers will be the visitors.