Raptors 905 won Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in convincing fashion, defeating the Maine Red Claws 109-84 Sunday night. CJ Leslie erupted off the bench to record a double-double, 33 points and 11 rebounds, for the 905 while Jordan Mickey scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Maine loss.
Leslie entered the game at the 7:15 mark of the first quarter and his impact was felt immediately, scoring 13 of his 14 first-half points in the frame. Pascal Siakam, on assignment for the Toronto Raptors, also posted 14 points in the half for the 905. Mickey recorded a double-double by the half, scoring 13 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. After 24 minutes of play, the 905 held a 50-44 advantage.
The third quarter proved decisive, as the 905 outscored the Red Claws 33-20 in the frame, highlighted by a 6-0 run at the 3:58 mark of the quarter. Leslie and Brady Heslip both contributed eight points in the period, while Mickey led Maine with six points.
Raptors 905 sealed the victory, and a 1-0 series lead, with a solid fourth quarter. Leslie scored 11 points in the frame while Siakam added six points to his total of 22 on the evening. The teams now head to Mississauga for Game Two on Wednesday, April 19 at Hershey Centre, tip-off is at 7 p.m.