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Raptors clinch second seed in Eastern Conference by topping Grizzlies

Serge Ibaka’s double-double helped Toronto top Memphis to clinch the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors reacts to a call during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 09, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors improved to 50-19 on Sunday with a 108-99 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies thanks to their well-balanced offensive attack. While six Raptors reached double-digits in DKFP, but Serge Ibaka was the most productive fantasy player.

Ibaka notched a game-high 43 DKFP by recording 12 points, 12 rebound, three assists, and three steals. Kyle Lowry (40.75), Fred VanVleet (36.25), and Pascal Siakam (35.75) all eclipsed 35 DKFP and scored in double figures.

Dillon Brooks returned significant value by posting 41.5 DKFP, but wasn’t very efficient. He scored 25 points on 26 shots while also contributing 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Ja Morant wasn’t far behind him with 39.5 DKFP. The rookie point guard tallied a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Toronto is 4-1 in the bubble and ranks second in the Eastern Conference. They’ve officially clinched the second seed and can no longer be caught by the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies appear to be headed for a play in series, as they are only one game ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs aren’t far behind, and Memphis’s bad luck with injuries and 1-5 bubble record make its playoff odds look slim.