The Boston Celtics had absolutely no answer for the Toronto Raptors up north Tuesday evening. It started with a 36-13 run for Toronto in the second quarter and continued into the second half.
Evidence of this domination came in the form of breakout Raptors youngster Pascal Siakam rejecting Celtics star Kyrie Irving in transition. Just check it out in all of its glory.
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What an amazing ability to track the ball in mid air and block it about five rows into the stands. No one has been able to do something like that against Irving in transition. He’s among the best guards in the modern history of the game at finishing in transition.
Despite averaging north of 16 points per game, the 24-year-old Siakam has not necessarily been a shot-blocking force this season. Should he add that to the mix, the Eastern Conference will be in trouble moving forward.
Siakam finished the first three quarters of the game with 23 points and seven boards en route to helping Toronto to a 27-point lead.