Pascal Siakam named NBA Eastern Conference player of the week

Pascal Siakam (Keith Allison, Wikimedia Commons)

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors was named the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference player of the week in an announcement made on Monday. It was quite the week for Siakam, who averaged 20 points per game in three Raptors victories.

On November 5, Siakam scored 16 points in a surprising 124-111 win over the Utah Jazz. He also had seven rebounds, two assists and one steal. The reasons why the Raptors win over the Jazz was surprising was because Toronto was playing their second game of a back-to-back after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 121-107 on November 4 and the fact that Kawhi Leonard was injured and not playing because of a jammed foot.

Then on November 7, Siakam scored 21 points in a 114-105 win over the Sacramento Kings. He also had three rebounds, two steals and one assist. By beating the Kings, the Raptors made franchise history by winning all four games on a road trip to the west coast of the United States for the first time. The Raptors also beat the Phoenix Suns 107-98 on the road trip.

Siakam then closed out his impressive week by scoring a career high 23 points in a 128-112 win over the New York Knicks on November 10. Siakam also had three rebounds and two assists. C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers was the NBA’s Western Conference player of the week.

The Raptors meanwhile have a record of 12 wins and two losses. They lead the Atlantic Division by three and a half games over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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