VanVleet amassed 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-9 3Py), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 37 minutes during Thursday's 105-99 victory over Milwaukee. VanVleet caught fire Thursday, dropping a career-best seven triples in the Game 5 victory over the Bucks. In fact, his entire points total was a culmination of his three-point prowess, factoring in heavily when looking at the end result. The Raptors will be hoping for a similar performance Saturday when they host the Bucks in what is now a potential series-ending game.
VanVleet posted 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-3 3Pt), six assists, one steal and one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Raptors' 120-102 win over the Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Toronto bench came alive as the Raptors evened the series, with VanVleet one of three reserves to reach double digits in points. It ended a prolonged dry spell for VanVleet, who had failed to score more than nine points in any of his past 14 appearances, during which he shot an abysmal 21.7 percent from the field.
VanVleet had zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 18 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 loss to the 76ers. VanVleet hasn't reached double figures in scoring since the playoff opener, and this was the first time through these first seven postseason tilts that he hasn't earned at least 21 minutes. Philadelphia's overwhelming size makes this is a tough matchup for the diminutive 25-year-old point guard. Still, VanVleet remains an important part of the reserve rotation and will likely continue to earn a fairly ample allotment of minutes going forward.
VanVleet will start Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. VanVleet will get the nod in place of the resting Kyle Lowry. Across his past five starts, VanVleet is averaging 15.8 points, 7.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 33.8 minutes.
VanVleet went for 10 points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two steals, and two blocks in 27 minutes during Monday's 121-109 win over the Magic. VanVleet has recorded two rejections in two of the last three tilts. Moreover, he has reached double figures in scoring in seven of nine games while averaging 6.2 assists per contest since returning from an extended absence with a thumb injury. It's unclear whether VanVleet will be among those to receive less playing time across the final four regular season games, as Toronto is all but officially locked into the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Those in daily leagues will probably want to check the injury report in case coach Nick Nurse decides to rest some of his key cogs.
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