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The trio accounted for 94 points between them with VanVleet and Siakam finishing with 32 each and Powell coming up just a point shy of 30.
Also earning plenty of credit on this night was the Raptors bench unit which came into this one taking on the highest-scoring bench unit in the NBA and outscored them 24-18.
The Raptors now head to Washington for a game there Wednesday and then the quick turnaround for the back-to-back the next night in Boston to end the road trip.
NOT QUITE A REVENGE GAME
Yuta Watanabe has forced his way into Nick Nurse’s bench rotation with his defence and his tireless effort.
Those qualities have been part of his game since he made the decision to leave Japan and follow his dream of being in the NBA.
But for two years in Memphis, they weren’t enough to get him much run at all.
Watanabe returned to Memphis last night and, like anyone who has been deemed dispensable by a former team, there will be a part of him that wants to show Memphis what they missed out on but there is also a feeling of gratitude there was well.
“I mean yeah, but at the same time, I really appreciate the Memphis organization giving me two years (of) two-way,” Watanabe said recently. “During the time in Memphis, I definitely got better as a player and a person. I really appreciate that. My NBA journey started here. I’m definitely excited for the game against Memphis.”
Over two seasons in Memphis, Watanabe played a total of 279 minutes. In 17 games with Toronto so far he’s already played 207 minutes in a Raptors uniform.