Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam calls Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis 'special' following Indiana Pacers win

In Friday's win over the Indiana Pacers, it was Terence Davis who stole the show for the Toronto Raptors.

Davis was Toronto's third-leading scorer for the game, coming up with 17 points in his 25 minutes off the bench. 11 of those points came in the fourth quarter, when the Raptors held off one last push from the Pacers to extend the franchise's record to 13 straight wins.

Davis also had a big block in the fourth quarter. With 6:49 remaining in the game, he swatted Doug McDermott's 3-point attempt from the left corner, an area the Pacers forward has been automatic this season.

MORE: Nine thoughts from Toronto's win over Indiana

After the game, Pascal Siakam called Davis "special" when talking about what he brings to this team.

"We just try to calm him down a little bit," Siakam said, per Eric Koreen of The Athletic. "Me, Fred, we try to make sure he doesn't get too excited.

"Man, he's special. The things that he does, not being drafted and not caring what's going on out there. No matter who the defender is, no matter who the opponent is, he doesn't back down.

"We can just admire that."

MORE: Did Davis get snubbed from the Rising Stars roster?

Davis is now averaging 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.2 minutes per game on the season. He's scored in double figures in 18 games, ranking him 13th among first-year players.

According to, the Raptors have been 11.3 points per 100 possessions with him on the court, giving him the best net rating on the team.

Not bad for an undrafted rookie.

The views on this page do not necessarily represent the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from

NBA Foundation grantee spotlight: The Collective Blueprint
NBA Foundation grantee spotlight: The Collective Blueprint Staff
Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Porter Jr. and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are among the leading MIP candidates for 2021-22 NBA season
Our picks for this season's Most Improved Player Staff
Washington Wizards trade acquisitions from the 2021 offseason
Wizards depth chart for 2021-22 season
Yash Matange
Washington Wizards
Are retooled Wizards ready to take next step?
Yash Matange
Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes
Raptors rookie Barnes says he 'couldn't be happier'
Scott Rafferty
Bradley Beal and Spencer Dinwiddie will play a big part in the Washington Wizards' hopes of reaching the postseason in the Eastern Conference.
What to make of the new-look Wizards
Kane Pitman
More News