Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets are visiting on Wednesday night, and the Toronto Raptors aren’t treating them very well. In fact, with less than a minute left in the first half, Raptors forward OG Anunoby just gave Kevin Durant a facial and put the future Hall of Famer on a billboard with this fastbreak dunk.

Any dunk from the Raptors will be met with applause from the crowd at Scotiabank Arena, but going up against Durant will always elicit the greatest responses, both in the arena and online.

Anunoby had 13 points at the half after going 6 for 12 from the field. If the Raptors are going to defeat Durant and the Nets, who are eager to bounce back after losing on the road to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, they are going to need more from him. The Raptors came into this game having just lost an away game against Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 124-122 in overtime. Given how it finished, that was a crushing loss for the Raptors.

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Anunoby is under pressure to step up on both ends of the court because the Raptors now have a number of injured players, so it’s fantastic for Toronto to see him rising to the occasion. Anunoby averaged 23.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the field over the previous five games, along with 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 steals.

This next Saturday, the Raptors will host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks after playing the Nets. Check to see if Anunoby has set aside at least one poster for Doncic.

 

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