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The life of a two-way player: Chris Boucher, Jordan Loyd pick up wins for Raptors 905, Toronto Raptors in one day

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Chris Boucher earned wins for Raptors 905 and Raptors in the same day Saturday [NBA Getty Images]

It was a busy Saturday afternoon for the Toronto Raptors' two-way contract duo Chris Boucher and Jordan Loyd, as well as reserve guard Malachi Richardson.

According to SportsNet's Eric Smith, the threesome had to be ready to go at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time to review film prior to the 2:00 p.m. tip-off of the Raptors 905's contest against the Greensboro Storm at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga.

Boucher proceeded to record a game-high 27 points to go with seven rebounds, five blocks, four steals and an assist in 34 minutes of play in the 905's 109-103 win over the Swarm.

Loyd added 22 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals in 35 minutes while Richardson chipped in 18 points and six boards in 37 minutes.

Boucher told SportsNet's Smith that he Uber'd back to his place just after 4:00 p.m. to grab his Toronto Raptors gear, then had to go straight to Scotiabank Arena for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Presumably, Loyd and Richardson had similar schedules as they were both in uniform and ready to go for the Raptors' game too.

The Grizzlies kept things close in the first half but a third quarter explosion from Danny Green gave the Raptors a convincing 38-point lead going into the final quarter. With Nick Nurse resting the starters, Boucher, Loyd and Richardson all checked into their second game of the day.

MORE: Five takeaways from Danny Green's explosive night

Boucher played nine minutes in the fourth quarter, burying a 3-pointer, grabbing three rebounds and blocking two shots in nine minutes of playing time.

Loyd added two rebounds and an assist and Richardson knocked down a 3-pointer, each playing six minutes.

They helped close out the Raptors win as they advance to 35-13, just a half-game behind the Milwaukee Bucks for first place. As for the Raptors 905, they're now 16-11 in third place of the Eastern Conference.

Two-way players Boucher and Loyd have both dominated the G League this season, each landing in the top-10 in the league in scoring.

Boucher averages a league second-best 28.5 points to go with 11.2 rebounds and a league-best 4.4 blocks per game. Loyd fills the box score on a nightly basis posting 23.0 points, 5.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

For more on what a two-way contract means, below is the official definiton per the NBA G League website.

NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team. Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players in their fourth NBA season or earlier are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.

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