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Toronto Raptors Assignee Pascal Siakam Named 2017 NBA D-League Finals MVP

By Lee Altman | April 28, 2017

The 905 captured the 2017 NBA D-League title with an assist from The Six.

Toronto Raptors rookie Pascal Siakam earned NBA D-League Finals MVP honors after averaging 23 points and nine rebounds per game over the three-game series.

Toronto teammates Bruno Caboclo (career-high 31 points) and Fred VanVleet (28 points, 14 assists) also came up big in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Thursday night in Mississauga, clinching the title minutes before the big-league Raptors clinched a series victory over the Bucks.

After a deflating defeat in Game 1, the Raptors 905 faced a win-or-go-home Game 2 back at home. Siakam carried his team in the do-or-die game, putting up 32 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals. The 905 went on to win the game, 95-85.

Heading into a winner-take-all Game 3, the 905 were counting on Siakam for another big game. When he went down with an apparent leg injury in the first half, it looked like his night might be over. But after being checked by the team doctor and walking it off, Siakam returned to the game and finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

After a closely contested first half, the 905 pulled away in the second and claimed the championship with a 122-96 win.

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