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OG Anunoby: Toronto Raptors forward joins Kawhi Leonard in franchise history

OG Anunoby has taken his game to another level for the Toronto Raptors recently.

The rising star forward is typically known for his impact on the defensive end, which hasn't changed, but offensively, we're starting to see a completely different breed of Anunoby.

After going for a new season-high of 21 points in the Raptors' win over the Miami Heat on Friday, Toronto's two-way forward eclipsed that total again with 30 points in the team's short-handed victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

MORE: Anunoby's offensive outburst leads Raptors past Pacers

Looking to attack much more frequently than we've seen in the past, Anunoby has now scored double figures in eight consecutive games, the longest stretch of his career. He's taken double-digit shot attempts in five-straight games, showing his confidence is peaking as a scorer and his shooting numbers back that up.

Going 4-for-6 from long range against the Pacers, Anunoby added to what has been a red-hot stretch from beyond the arc, shooting an unfathomable 60.5% from 3-point land over the last seven games.

His 3-point shot chart from that span is a thing of beauty.

His 30 points in the win against Indiana fell just two points shy of his career-high, but that didn't stop him from making Raptors history. In recording eight rebounds and five steals in the contest, he joined Toronto's former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard as the only two players in franchise history with multiple games of at least 30 points, five rebounds and five steals.

Anunoby's other game with 30 points, five rebounds and five steals came in the contest where he scored his career-high 32 points against the Denver Nuggets during the 2019-20 season, grabbing seven boards with seven steals.

Leonard also achieved the feat twice during his one season in Toronto.

OG is enjoying a career-year through the first 16 games of the season, posting 14.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.6 assists while shooting 42.6% from 3 and 74.5% from the free throw line, all of which are career-highs.

His efforts have given the Raptors five wins in their last six games, bringing them to 7-9 on the season, just outside of one of the top eight seeds in the Eastern Conference.

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