Pascal Siakam opens up on disappointing performances in Raptors-Celtics series

Pascal Siakam
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Pascal Siakam wasn’t a big factor for the Toronto Raptors in the series vs. the Boston Celtics, where the reigning champions walked off the court as the losing side for the Celtics to advance in the EC Finals.

Siakam took the blame for his performances in the Raptors-Celtics series, as he was a non-factor in the offensive end for Toronto.

“I wasn’t really able to help my teammates. I take a lot of the blame,” Siakam said after the end of Game 7, per Josh Lewenberg. The forward from Cameroon ended the Celtics’ series with 14.9 points on 38.5 percent from the field and a horrendous 12% from beyond the arc.

“It’s a learning experience. A lot of people go through these moments and I just feel like it’s about responding. What are you going to get from it? Are you going to take it as a learning experience or are you going to feel sorry for yourself?”

Siakam had a career year for the Raptors, prior to the semifinals series, as he was named an All-Star for the first time in his NBA career.