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Pascal Siakam records first triple-double in loss to Trail Blazers

Despite the impressive stats, the Toronto Raptors suffered another loss.

In his fifth NBA season, Toronto Raptors superstar Pascal Siakam has earned his first career triple-double. Siakam recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Pascal Siakam enters his fifth year in the NBA.

However, these impressive statistics and an attempt at a buzzer-beating game shot was not enough to secure the win. The Raptors lost by a hair to the Portland Trail Blazers, 111-122. This is the Raptors’ second one-point loss of the week. On Sunday, Siakam also attempted a buzzer-beater against the Golden State Warriors to no success.

The Raptors are off to a rocky season start, with a 2-8 record in their first 10 games.

Pascal Siakam and Damian Lillard go head-to-head (via Soobum Im)

“Right now we have no swag to us,” said point guard Kyle Lowry in a post-game interview earlier this month. “Teams are looking at us and saying let’s eat. That’s not a good position at all.”

In the offseason, the Raptors lost centres Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, respectively. This has resulted in a larger role for Montreal’s own Chris Boucher, who recently signed a two-year $13.5-million contract. Boucher is transitioning into his increased role with ease.

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