Game Review: Raptors vs Mavericks


Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)

DeMar DeRozan took over the game from the beginning as he dropped 11 points in the 1st quarter. Delon Wright started in place of Kyle Lowry (rest), and did a good job of getting his teammates involved. Wright recorded 3 assists in the period. Toronto's only problem in the quarter was guarding Harrison Barnes. Barnes scored 9 points in the quarter with ease. The Raptors led Dallas 29-27 after one.

Toronto was owned by the Dallas Point Guards in the 2nd. JJ Barea dropped 12 points, while Dennis Smith Jr. dropped 6. Fred VanVleet and C.J. Miles combined for 10 points in the quarter. Jonas Valanciunas added on 6 for the Raptors. The Raptors trailed 54-60 heading into halftime.

JV led the Raptors in scoring with 6 points, but he was soon turned into a poster. With 11:03 remaining in the quarter, Dallas's Dorian Finney-Smith absolutely posterized JV. Finney-Smith's dunk has now gone viral. Serge Ibaka later scored 5 points towards the end of the quarter. Toronto trailed by 6 going into the final quarter, the score set at 78-84.

DeMar took over in the 4th quarter for the Raptors. Deebo dropped 8 points in the period, most of the points coming from the free throw line. DeRozan got some help from Wright and Pascal Siakam, who combined for 11 points. VanVleet had the 3 assists in the quarter. The game was tied at 106-106 going into overtime.

Overtime: DeRozan owned overtime as he played lockdown defense and scored 5 points. JV knocked down 5 free throws to seal the game for the Raptors. The Raptors defeated the Mavericks 122-115 for their 11th consecutive win.

6ix Best:
DeMar DeRozan: 29pts, 4 rebounds, 6 assists
Jonas Valanciunas: 21pts, 12 rebounds
Delon Wright: 15pts, 5 rebounds, 6 assists
Fred VanVleet: 14pts, 4 rebounds, 8 assists
Serge Ibaka: 12pts, 7 rebounds
Pascal Siakam: 12pts, 3 rebounds

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