Despite an up-and-down first few months, the Toronto Raptors have had no shortage of standout individual performances this season.
Throughout Masai Ujiri’s tenure, Toronto has assembled deep rosters with multiple players capable of going off on any night, and the lack of a traditional superstar on this year’s team means that there is plenty of opportunities to take over a game and will the group to victory.
From the starters to the bench, almost every player receiving significant minutes has had a night at an elite level, but only the very best could reach this list.
It’s time to examine the top 5 individual performances from the Toronto Raptors through the first 29 games of the season.
These are the top 5 performances by Raptors players in 2020-21
No. 5: Chris Boucher vs Washington Wizards (Feb 10th, 2021)
One of the biggest positives to come out of this season thus far has been the emergence of Chris Boucher. Although he’s played well enough to be a starter, Boucher has thrived in his role as one of the first men off of the bench, and by the time this game appeared on the schedule, he was already in top form.
After battling back from a 2-8 start, the Raptors went to Washington with an 11-13 record, looking to continue their forward progress against a bottom dweller in the eastern conference in the Wizards, and did exactly that.
Boucher was dominant in this game for the Raptors
Toronto ended up winning a high-scoring affair 137-115, but the bigger story was the play of Boucher off of the bench. In just 25 minutes, the Canadian racked up 17 points and 16 rebounds on 5-10 shooting, pitching in with two blocks as well. These numbers may not be as eye-popping as some of the others that will feature later on in the list, but the sheer efficiency Boucher displayed in this game was incredible.
On a night where the Raptors hit 19 3-pointers, Boucher helped space the floor on offense, and dominated on the glass, which has been the biggest issue for the Raptors to this point. Boucher has had numerous games this year where he’s impressed, but this effort has to be one of his best, and is surely his most efficient game of the year to this point.