Friday, February 3, 2023

Juancho’s ultimate impact and the Raptors’ balsamic win against the Knicks

being decisive isn’t just about score, score and more score, Deep faith and especially in this NBA where, between talent and rules, strikes on weak defense. In this context, hedges such as Juancho Hernangomez. After a few non-key games, the impact of the forward’s defense in the fourth quarter on the New York Knicks banner, Jalen Brunson, He was pivotal in the Raptors’ balsamic victory (125–116).

mvp In the EuroBasket Finals, he still hasn’t given up his fractiousness on the perimeter – he missed two of his three attempts and didn’t score – but he added to his defensive impact with Canada’s team’s highest plus-minus of +14. and his 5 rebounds and 2 assists 16 minutes Who played Although he could use it, his role in these Raptors is not a scorer. Scotty BarnesThe ‘Rookie of the Year’ who likes to leave his ‘homework’ till the last minute, again emerges cheeky in the final set 10 out of his 19In which he added 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks and also made a significant impact near the basket.

vanvillet Became Toronto’s leading scorer with 28 points on 4/8 on 3-pointers pascal i’m sorry (24 marks) and a Gary Trent Jr. (24) Sensational from long distance with 6/10 on 3s. Nurse broke Siakam this time, after ‘only’ 34 minutes on floor after 43 from the previous match. The Canadian team knew how to compete without OG Anunobi -down due to sprained ankle-, so transcendental on both sides of the track.

The Raptors are determined to blow away their chances to save the season. between that poor performance at home and their loss of consistency at home, saw them cease to see direct access to the play-offs a few days ago, but, although no margin of errorStill play-in options, we are now in eleventh place with 21-27, while the Bulls, who occupy the tenth and final spot of the qualifying tournament for the title stage, have a record of 21-24. The Knicks, for their part, are out of the sixth and final spot for the playoffs – now held by the Heat (26-22) – while the New York team is seventh at 25-23.

all maturities that tom thibodeau showed in Toronto two weeks ago (108-112) turned insecurities into second consecutive win nick nurse One week ago in Madison against the Knicks. He gave the impression of not knowing how to clearly manage the different defensive formations the Raptors applied to Brunson, which limited 21 points and 5 assists But knowing when to shoot with 3 losses, an acceptable 6/15 on field goals and a remarkable 4/7 on triples.

And it was those doubts that hampered his response, as ‘Thebes’ came out ahead after leading (83-86 at the end of the third quarter). 16 down In the other room. Motivated to compete in your country and your city, RJ Barrett He took everything Brunson couldn’t with 30 points (10/18 on shots and 4/8 on 3-pointers), 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Julius Randle gave the Knicks a lot, both physically and tactically, despite the Raptors’ stout defense inside. overwhelmed him with 2×1 -Especially in the lower post and corners-, and protects up to triple in paint. But he finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists. this is what you have to inherit the morality of a Kobe Bryant who served as a great mentor to Randall.

The Raptors enjoyed remarkable fluidity in their game, exploiting Siakam and VanVleet one-on-one, but also knowing how to find the most free teammates on the perimeter or who had ‘mismatch’ In favor of individual duels beyond the arc, Gary was equally shining in generation with Trent who was in execution.

Brunson eclipsed, Knicks hurt but looking for solutions like Triple H obi toppin -14 points and a 4/5 from the perimeter-, taking advantage of the Raptors’ paint collapse and the 26-year-old point guard’s alternate plays as generators of plays but also executor, Unlocking himself to finish off action from the perimeter, penetrating one-on-one or going to the basket after good ball movement.

However, with the awakening of Barnes, another luka doncic He drowned in Dallas. basis of 26 years He was the one who took the load of plays in the last quarter and found himself lost against the defense in both juancho Like all four Raptors if he gets ahead, he forces Toronto out of the box-and-end defence.

Scotty Barnes’ Final Outburst

It was noticeable on the other side of the field Barnes With your piercing, double down on the partner who cuts through the bottom line when he can’t finish. Getting her close to Hoop again — she started shooting over three seasons ago — has been a success on Nurse’s part. The Raptors — although there may be suspicions of a cycle change in offices facing this market — haven’t said the last word yet.

a los knicks, Emmanuel Quickly, Who can’t become the star they want to be in Brunson’s shadow, earns too much to go out Derrick Rose, with a few minutes, none in Toronto by technical decision. He relishes his role as locker room mentor, but at 34 it’s hard to imagine him giving up showing basketball on the court, even though it’s not what led to his growing reputation. mvp in 2011. Toronto’s destination this season—and who knows what the next ones—may just be decided on the long journey that awaits them ahead, with 7 parties in the house.

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