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Raptors Uprising GC handedly took care of business Thursday to open Pool C action during THE TIPOFF, overcoming a first quarter deficit and winning 68-51.
It took a little while for the Raptors offense to find its rhythm, initially seeing the team’s first two picks, Kenny and Detoxys, contribute a handful of baskets as Magic Gaming took advantage of numerous fast break opportunities to secure an early 15-9 first quarter lead.
From that point forward, though, it was Toronto’s hometown hero, Yusuf_Scarbz, who established his dominance in the low post. By the end of the second quarter, Yusuf had registered 12 points, with at least a third of those coming within the last two minutes, to help even the game at 26-26 heading into halftime. Yusuf’s presence wasn’t just limited to scoring either, as a handful of offensive rebounds set the stage for putback baskets by his teammates, and his strong defense near the paint led to easy transition opportunities.
A 23-point fourth quarter explosion, with Kenny and Yusuf combining for over half the team’s production during the pivotal frame, was all it took for Raptors Uprising GC to earn their first victory of THE TIPOFF. Yusuf_Scarbz finished the contest with an outstanding 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting, to go along with 15 rebounds, four assists and a block.