Fred VanVleet continues to make merits to be among those chosen to play the next All-Star of 2022 and last morning he reaped the first triple-double of his career (37 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) in the comeback starring against the Utah Jazz.
The Raptors prevailed 108-122 after overcoming a 17-point deficit in the second half on an inspired VanVleet. The shooting guard scored 24 points in the third quarter on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting from the field. In addition, he added 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in that stretch.
What he has done tonight has been incredible. And everything that happened during the third period as well, “said Nick Nurse to the media. ESPN.
VanVleet is currently in his best form, having reached thirty points in five of the last seven days. In addition, he has obtained two double-doubles and the triple-double of last night, which would arrive with 2:01 minutes remaining in the match.
They would also reach the scoring double digits OG Anunoby with 22; Pascal Siakam (17); Chris Boucher (13); Scottie Barnes (11) and Gary Trent Jr. (10).
For their part, the Jazz arrived in Toronto in the box with eight very important casualties, such as Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gay and Jordan Clarkson.
In his absence Eric Paschall achieved his new scoring record with 29 points; Elijah Hughes added 26 points and 8 rebounds, and Jared Butler added 17 points, albeit with 8 losses.
“In the second half our transition defense has sunk us,” admitted Quin Snyder of the Raptors’ comeback.
With their victory against Salt Lake City, the Raptors add five consecutive victories that place them seventh in the East with a 19-17 record. For their part, the Jazz saw a streak of ten straight wins on the road halted.
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