For the Toronto Raptors, many thought All-Star forward Pascal Siakam would be the one to lead the team throughout the bubble experience down in Orlando.
But even from the seeding games, something with Siakam’s game was just off. The Raptors’ leading man just wasn’t himself. As much as he could give defensively, his offensive game was seemingly left in March, before the NBA season came to a screeching halt. So when the Raptors’ title defense officially ended on Friday night in a Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics, Siakam put the blame squarely on his 26-year-old shoulders.