The Toronto Raptors made the trip to Chase Center expecting another scoring outburst from Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, but it was Jordan Poole and Toronto native Andrew Wiggins who took control to power the Dubs to a 119-104 win.
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Wiggins erupted for 32 points, while Poole led the team in scoring with 33 points as they became the first Golden State teammates to each score 30+ in a game since Curry and Kevin Durant in 2019.
Pascal Siakam led six players in double-figure scoring for the Raptors with 21 points, while Fred VanVleet added 17 points and seven assists.
For more on this game, let's dive into some of the key takeaways:
1. The Wiggins and Poole Show
Against his hometown team, Andrew Wiggins looked every bit of "Maple Jordan," delivering one of his best games of the season.
The Splash Brothers seem to have rubbed off on Wiggins, who torched the nets, going off for 32 points on 12-of-20 from the field and 6-of-8 from the 3-point line - his most productive night from beyond the arc this season.
His 32 points marked his second 30-point game of the season.
The 26-year-old was on fire from the outset making his first five shots and was at one point single-handedly outscoring the Raptors 14-9 in the first quarter.
Andrew Wiggins sure loves playing certain teams.- Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) November 22, 2021
Wiggins career points per game: 19.5
Wiggins PPG vs. Wolves: 26.0 (traded him, most against any opponent)
Wiggins PPG vs. Cavs: 22.9 (traded him)
Wiggins PPG vs. Raptors: 22.2 (hometown, including 32 tonight).
Over his past five games, Wiggins is averaging 23.6 points on 56 percent shooting and 44 percent from the 3-point line, looking increasingly comfortable in the Warriors offence as a secondary scorer.
hoop & the harm- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 22, 2021
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/axvz0Wb1CS
Not to be outdone, Jordan Poole got in on the action, recording 33 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including eight 3-pointers, taking advantage of the Raptors' aggressive defence on Steph Curry to knock down wide-open shot after wide-open shot.
He became the first Warriors player aside from Curry to record back-to-back 30-point games, outside of D'Angelo Russell who did so in Jan. 2020 with three straight.
2. Nurse zeroes in on Steph Curry
You could hardly blame Nick Nurse for focusing his defensive scheme on stopping Steph Curry, given the recent run he's been on and they did just that tonight, holding the MVP frontrunner to 12 points and eight assists on 2-of-10 shooting.
The problem … they couldn't stop anybody else.
Return to sender @FredVanVleet pic.twitter.com/zmopHhGomu- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 22, 2021
The gravity Curry attracts with the sheer threat of him getting a shot off attracts multiple defenders, but with the likes of Wiggins, Poole and Otto Porter Jr. - who hit five of his nine 3-point attempts - finding themselves in acres of space, it proved too much for the Raptors to contain as Curry was all too happy to feed his teammates and watch them combine to drill 21 of the team's 22 triples on the night.
3. Raptors' offensive struggles continue
Although they were without a big part of their offence in OG Anunoby, the Raptors looked disjointed in the half-court, struggling to create easy looks as they quickly found themselves in a 20-point deficit.
Each time they made a run, they simply couldn't get enough stops on the other end to make it count. VanVleet buried back-to-back triples cut it to 103-93, but soon after the Warriors responded with an 11-0 run to shut the door on any hopes of a comeback.
4. Scottie Barnes watch
Despite a tough night shooting the ball (3-of-11 FGs), No. 4 overall pick Scottie Barnes continues to find ways to impact the game, recording a double-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals.
His vision and playmaking continue to impress...
No bifocals needed for @ScottBarnes561 👓 pic.twitter.com/HK6BOHYX5u- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 22, 2021
Not to mention his finishing at the rim.
Finishin through the contact @ScottBarnes561 pic.twitter.com/6BsJOWQmSg- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 22, 2021
..and his ever-improving touch from beyond the arc. He found his most success tonight from the 3-point line, connecting on 2-of-3 attempts.
3 level scorer @ScottBarnes561 pic.twitter.com/GUuzlsvZle- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 22, 2021
5. What's next?
The Raptors continue their road trip in Memphis to take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
See you then.
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