After going through some memorable moments from the Toronto Raptors 2019-20 season we reveal which ones made the top five list.
However, the 25th anniversary season grabbed on to the momentum of the Raptors’ first championship win to remind us that this team wasn’t built to be a one and done squad. That was highlighted by some resilient wins and comeback efforts.
With that being said here is part two of the top moments from the 2019-20 season.
5. The emergence of Terence Davis
The latest in what is becoming a lineage of Toronto-developed diamonds in the rough, Terence Davis has been a critical revelation in the Raptors’ continued contention in the Eastern Conference.
Signed as an undrafted free agent three weeks after the 2019 NBA Draft, the Ole Miss product has become the quintessential bench piece for the Raptors, combining contagious energy with defensive stoutness. This is a list of moments, however, and perhaps what was Davis’ greatest moment thus far came in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early January.
With Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell unavailable due to a cocktail of maladies, Nick Nurse concocted a starting lineup of Patrick McCaw, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and yes, Terence Davis. In what was his first NBA start, Davis rewarded his coach’s confidence.
In 37 minutes of action, Davis put up a team-high 23 points, to go along with four threes and 11 rebounds, in a 112-110 overtime win. Davis has only started one game since this night in Charlotte, but his importance off the bench hasn’t gone unnoticed. In what promises to be a taxing experience in Orlando, contributors like Davis will be at a premium come playoff time.