With key starters resting on a Sunday night, it was up to Chris Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. to lead the way for the Toronto Raptors. And they did take full advantage of the opportunity as they torched the Oklahoma City Thunder for a huge 112-106 win.
Boucher and Trent combined for 54 points and helped seal the W for the Raptors after connecting for a dagger bucket that put them up by six points with just 10 seconds left in the game.
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Boucher’s clutch three-pointer was perfectly set up by Trent, who has played splendidly since joining the Raptors. The sweet-shooting guard drove hard to the basket which left Boucher wide open on the left wing. Boucher was red-hot all evening long so it was probably not the best decision for the Thunder defense to collapse and leave him with enough room to drain another bucket.
It was the perfect ending to Chris Boucher’s career night. His final shot was his sixth triple en route to a career-high 31 points. The 28-year-old big man from Canada also added 12 rebounds to help the Raptors claim their third straight victory.
Not to be outdone by his partner-in-crime, Gary Trent Jr. also had himself quite a night. The 22-year-old former Duke standout had 23 points on five three-pointers, with five rebounds and five steals as his young career with the Raptors is quickly shaping up to be something to watch.
Don’t look now but despite the absence of key guys, the Raptors are creeping back in the postseason picture with a spot in the play-in tournament in sight.