May 30 (UPI) -- Toronto forward Pascal Siakam ignited the Raptors with an impressive performance during the third quarter in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard struggled in the opening three periods, shooting 4-of-12 from the floor with 18 points and six rebounds. Due to Leonard's offensive woes, Siakam handled the scoring load and helped Toronto maintain its lead during a crucial stretch.
Siakam scored 14 of his 26 points in the third frame, which included a stretch of nine consecutive made field goals. His 26 points led the Raptors through the first three quarters.
Siakam has converted 11-of-13 shots, including 2-of-3 shots from deep, with five rebounds, four assists, one block and a steal.