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VIDEO: Pascal Siakam Ties Career High With 44 Points and Breaks Down Pelicans Defense

Last year's NBA Most Improved Player of the Year is only getting better, and that's incredibly evident after Friday night's performance.

Pascal Siakam, also known as 'Spicy P', put together another stellar performance with a career-high 44 points and 10 rebounds in a 122-104 Raptors win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Siakam was able to score at will as he shot 50 percent from three-point land and a solid 60.7 percent from the field. In a game in which both Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry left with injures, Siakam made his presence felt.

Many NBA fans were interested to see how Siakam would perform without Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard garnering all the attention, and Spicy P has stepped up to the challenge.

So far this season Siakam is averaging 25.6 points-per-game, along with 9.1 rebounds-per-game as the Raps attempt to defend their title.