Anyone who watched the Toronto Raptors play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night was witness to an utterly embarrassing smackdown.
The Raptors slaughtered the Spurs and ended the night with a huge 143-100 victory.
This brings the Raptors’ record to 5-3 and shows that they are fighting hard in a very deep, competitive Eastern Conference.
— theScore (@theScore) November 3, 2022
Another one of the icons of the team is OG Anunoby, the small forward who has been with the team for five years now.
On Wednesday, Anunoby had a +28 rating and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
This is all part of Anunoby’s impressive 2022-23 season and his quest to win one of the biggest awards in the league.
Anunoby wants to be named the Defensive Player of the Year for this season and isn’t hiding that desire.
The former first-round pick said, “I’ve always wanted to be Defensive Player of the Year. I’ve always thought I was the best defender in the league.”
Will this be Anunoby’s year?
Doubling Down On Defense
Anunoby is averaging 2.8 steals a game, a high for his career as well as a league leader currently.
He’s been stepping it up with his rebounds, which are also at a career-high.
It is very clear that Anunoby has his sights set on being the best in the league.
Anunoby has a career average of 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.
This year, he’s up to 14.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
Anunoby earned a championship ring in 2019 and now he’s ready to win another important NBA trophy.