The Toronto Raptors (hereinafter referred to as Toronto) defeated the Orlando Magic (hereinafter referred to as Orlando) with the performance of Jacob Puddle (27, Austria), a ‘transfer student’.
Toronto won the regular league home game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the morning of the 15th (Korean time) by 123-113, 10 points. With this, Toronto recorded a streak of 28-31, and Orlando became 24-35.
For Toronto, Puddle scored 30 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks, and Pascal Siakam scored 26 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Fred Vanveleet made a big success with 10 points, 15 assists and 3 steals. In Orlando, Jalen Suggs scored 24 points and 4 assists, Markel Fultz scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and Wendell Carter Jr. scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Toronto put pressure on Orlando’s frontcourt players with a tall lineup of Scotty Barnes, Siakam, Precious Achiuwa and Puddle. As a result, Toronto ended the first quarter with a 35-27, 8-point lead.
Then, Orlando introduced a lineup using Suggs and Fultz together. When Suggs stood next to Fultz and let go of the burden of leading, he continued with a simplified play. He boasted vigorous activities such as 3-point shooting, defense, and cut-in scoring. In addition, Orlando finished the first half with a 70-65, 5-point lead, with Paolo Bankero, Carter Jr. and Franz Wagner making great strides.
As soon as Toronto entered the third quarter, tall lineup players played an active role again. First, after Van Vleet opened the scoring with a stepback three-point shot, Toronto scored consecutively with Siakam, Barnes, Achiuwa and Puddle. And it was VanVleet who transformed into a basketball guru who saved them. However, Orlando also put Suggs in, and Fultz flew around and entered the fourth quarter with a 89-94, 5-point lead. 스포츠토토
However, as soon as Orlando entered the 4th quarter, it collapsed rapidly. Orlando’s young players produced a lot of turnovers, and Toronto connected them with fast break points. In addition, with Marachi Flynn’s unexpected performance, Siakam took advantage of the defense that was dispersed from himself. In Orlando, who faced a moment of desperation, Suggs continued his hopes with steals and free throws.
Despite Suggs’ hard work, Orlando was unable to stop Puddle and Siakam’s two-man game. To make matters worse, Orlando, who started not even shooting, introduced Bankero as the last variable. In addition, Carter Jr. gave the opposing center puddle the fifth foul. However, the puddle rather actively attacked and defended and exploded the 5th block.
Afterwards, Toronto won 123-113, 10 points against Orlando, who did not give up until the end.