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Siakam Puts Together an All-Star Performance, but Raptors Fall to Pistons

This was a game the Toronto Raptors would like to get back.

Going up against the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors were hoping to get back on a roll. But despite an incredible back-to-form performance for Pascal Siakam, the Raptors fumbled a very winnable game.

In just his third game back from shoulder surgery, Toronto’s 27-year old All-Star scored 25 points, grabbed 12 boards, and dished out seven assists on 9-for-14 shooting. An incredible, near perfect night that was all for naught as the Detroit Pistons stormed back in the final quarter to secure a 127-121 victory.

“I’m excited,” explained Siakam. “Yeah, obviously they’ve been doing an incredible job, like I always said. And throughout the years, they’ve been really good at that, and I just want to make sure I say that. I trust Alex (McEchnie, the Raptors’ vice president of player health and performance), I trust the medical staff, and the job that they’ve been able to do. There’s a lot of experience, and they know what they’re talking about.

“And for me, just continuing to trust that process. It’s been six long months of just being there, knowing that it’s going to be better, it’s going to do this, so I’m listening to them, and I think it was good for me, and I’m just over it now.”

The Raptors had five other players reach double-figures on the night, including rookie Dalano Banton who scored 12 points a day after dropping a 30 piece in his G League debut. Gary Trent Jr. added 23 points while Goran Dragic got the start in Fred VanVleet’s absence and scored 16 points of his own.

The Raptors will look to bounce back on Monday night when they take on the inconsistent Portland Trail Blazers.

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