March 6, 2016, 10:14 pm
Luis Scola scored 21 points and James Johnson started at small forward and put up eight points, one rebound, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two threes in the Raptors’ 113-107 loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Kyle Lowry (17 points, four threes, four rebounds, nine assists, three steals) and DeMar DeRozan (19 points, 11-of-14 FTs, six boards, seven assists, two steals) were productive but only combined for 20 field goal attempts in the loss. Some of that offloaded onto Scola and then we got to see good James Johnson with his versatile stat lines. DeMarre Carroll seems to be taking forever to get back on the floor, so there could be a 2-3 week window here for Johnson to produce. He just hasn’t been good at all this season. Anybody taking a flier on Johnson is doing it at their own risk, and Scola isn’t worth picking up due to his low upside and record this season.