With the likes of Kyle Lowry being traded to Miami Heat, players like OG Anunoby will have more responsibility upon their shoulders in the NBA 2021-22 Season. After injuries haunted different players in the Toronto Raptors camp in the previous season, the Eastern Conference giants will be looking to bounce back after a horrid show last year. However, during Raptors vs Mavericks, OG Anunoby knew just how to start the proceedings for his team.
Although Luka Doncic is not an ideal defensive player, Kristaps Porzingis is known to make blocks for the Dallas Mavericks. However, as the particular game commenced, OG Anunoby embarrassed the star duo of the opposition to register the first points for his team.
OG Anunoby Embarrasses Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in Raptors vs Mavericks
OG scored a team-high 23 points on 9-15 shooting to go along with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the game. While this play doesn’t have much significance for the Mavericks since they won the game anyway, it highlights their need for defense . Having said that, Dallas Mavericks got the last laugh, though, winning 103-95 behind Luka Doncic’s 27 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds. While Porzingis recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds.
To those who are not aware, OG Anunoby is considered as one of the favorites to win the Most Improved Player Award this season. And more importantly, if the Toronto Raptors are expecting to improve their claim in the Conference by being one of the top teams, players like Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam will be required to take more responsibilities upon their shoulders. And such highlighted plays, will surely be off help.