TORONTO – It was one year ago Monday that the Raptors made the trade that brought Patrick Patterson to Toronto and altered the course of their future.
Patterson marked his anniversary by proving his worth – once again.
Lou Williams poured in 26 points, and Patterson drained two huge three-pointers late in the fourth quarter, as the Raptors topped the Denver Nuggets 112-107 in overtime Monday.
“It’s a huge responsibility that I want to have, whether it’s hitting crunch-time situation shots like that or hitting game-changing shots like that,” said Patterson, who finished with 19 points. “That’s what I want to do, that’s what I want to be known for, my energy and my three-point shooting. It’s just all about knocking it down and having confidence out there.”
Williams and Patterson’s combined 49 points alone blew away Denver’s entire bench, which totalled just 17.
Jonas Valanciunas – with 18 points…
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