Toronto-Pascal Siakam scored 17 of 31 points in the Raptors’ major second quarter, with Toronto defeating the Washington Wizards 102-90 on Sunday.
Chris Boucher scored 14 points and Scottie Barnes scored 11 points at the Raptors (11-13). The Raptors took revenge for losing to Washington on the first night. Precious Achiuwa scored 10 points, the team’s best 14 rebounds, and Fred VanVleet scored 10 points in Toronto’s fourth win in the last 11 games.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pop leads Washington (14-10) with 26 points.
The Wizard, who defeated Toronto in the opening round and ruined the Raptors’ first match in Toronto in 600 days, arrived in fourth place at the Eastern Conference on Sunday, trying to bounce back to Cleveland from a 15-point defeat two nights ago. doing.
Toronto just scored a four-point victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and maintained the victory with one of the best defensive efforts of the season.
Their momentum was brought in on Sunday when the Raptors suffocated the Wizards at the defensive end, building a 25-point lead in the first half. Siakam shot a perfect 7-7 shot in the second quarter, and the Raptors scored the season’s highest 40 points.
Wizards started their fourth goal at 84-68, slicing the gap to 12 points in the middle of the quarter, but Washington did not pose a threat again. From the rim to the roar of the Scotiabank Arena with a capacity of 19,800, the Raptors retreated 16 points at 4:15.
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In tomorrow’s match in Indiana, Wizards threw in a figurative towel and emptied the bench in about three minutes to play. Raptors coach Nick Nurse played the same thing at 1:30 and got the match well.
The Raptors bench, which was a weakness this season, had a big spark, especially in the first half, surpassing Washington’s 34-28.
The Raptors have played three games at the home stand in seven games this season, but even without OG Anunoby on the front court, he injured his back and played nine games in a row. My knees are swollen this season. Neither player has a timeline to return.
The nasty Raptors kept Washington to just 12 points in the first quarter. On the offensive side, six players scored, Gary Trent Jr. has a pair of three pointers, and Toronto commits a zero turnover to get the advantage of 23-12 to start the second. Did.
Siakam couldn’t miss the second, and his three-point play at 4:59 raised the Raptors by 25 points. Toronto took advantage of 63-42 for a half-time break.
The Raptors spattered third. They struggled to contain Coldwell Pope, who scored 10 points in the quarter, and were able to bring Wizards back within 12 points.
This night was the eighth annual African giant game to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attended.
The Raptors are hosts struggling in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. On Friday, Memphis Grizzlies broke the NBA record with the largest victory margin, destroying Thunder 152-79.
This report by Canadian Press was first published on December 5, 2021.
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