WASHINGTON - In the battle for Toronto Raptors roster spots and playing time, Malachi Flynn and Sam Dekker made solid cases on Tuesday.
The duo combined for 25 fourth-quarter points to lift the Raptors 113-108 over the Washington Wizards in their pre-season finale.
“They both played really good, there's no doubt and Sam certainly got hot there, it's going to make the decisions tougher, I think, as we move forward,” said coach Nick Nurse. “We're going to have to talk it over and think through a little bit and see what we end up with.”
Flynn, who is fighting for a spot in Nurse's rotation in his second season with the Raptors, finished with 22 points.
“I was really happy with Malachi bouncing back again. Seems like he's been really good, and had a couple tough nights and then really good,” Nurse said. “He bounced back, sign of a competitive guy. Obviously had a big fourth quarter there, as well.”
Dekker, who had 18 points against his former team, is battling for one of the three remaining roster spots.