September 9, 2020, 10:53 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell came up clutch for the Raptors in double overtime on Wednesday with 23 points (6-of-11 FG, 3-of-6 3PT), two rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.
Powell had played below 30 minutes in the first four games of this series but tonight Nick Nurse had him on the floor through both overtime periods. The Raptors were somewhat forced to go small and put Siakam at center as Marc Gasol had five fouls and Serge Ibaka still seemed to be dealing with ankle pain. It's not clear if getting Powell more minutes is a legimate adaptation from Nurse, but it worked out for him tonight.