Pascal Siakam cemented himself further in Toronto Raptors’ lore with another brilliant showing on Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Cameroonian forward exploded for 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Raptors shoot down the Hawks and secure their spot in the playoffs. In the process, he surpassed Chris Bosh for the second-most 30-10-5 games in team history as it is already his seventh of such stat line.
He is now only trailing Vince Carter who had 10 throughout his six and half seasons with the Canada-based franchise, per Stat Muse.
After Kyle Lowry left the franchise in the offseason, the task of leading the team fell on Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam. The latter missed the first 10 games of the season as he recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in 2020-21, but he has since made up for it with his consistent play.
Pascal Siakam tonight:
He passes Chris Bosh with his 7th 30/10/5 game in Raptors history, trailing only Vince Carter (10). pic.twitter.com/MbHdabZsuE
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 6, 2022
Clearly, Siakam has been a major factor as the Raptors continue to be playoff threats. While their current status is far from their 2019 championship squad, they still have the talent to give any team a run for their money.
The Raptors will rely on Siakam come the postseason as they try to get back to the promised land. Fortunately with the way he’s playing, the veteran scorer seems to be peaking at the right time.