Video: Raptors’ OG Anunoby pulls off a Kawhi Leonard with no-look steal
A few weeks ago, Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard pulled off an incredible no-look steal against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wednesday night, Raptors teammate OG Anunoby executed a similar move against the Sacramento Kings:
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Anunoby’s sneaky theft was part of a stellar overall game for the 21-year-old forward. He recorded 11 points, seven rebounds and that steal in a 114-105 victory. The Raptors moved to a league-best 11-1 on the season with the win.
For the season, Anunoby is averaging 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 23.9 minutes per game. He has started three out of nine games, with all of those starts coming with Leonard out of the lineup.
Anunoby and Leonard are just a few key parts of Toronto’s terrifying defensive crew. The Raptors boast an incredible amount of athleticism and length, with Danny Green, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka also playing key roles. Furthermore, Kyle Lowry is a bulldog on the defensive end.
Toronto currently ranks ninth in defensive rating, per NBA.com, and it feels like the team could be even better given the personnel. The Raptors also rank fifth in the league with 8.7 steals per game.
Toronto is excelling on both ends of the floor, which explains the current spot on top of the Eastern Conference. While many figured the Boston Celtics would be the clear-cut favorite in the East, the Raptors clearly have something to say about that. Toronto even beat Boston in the first matchup this season.