Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Toronto Raptors had help from their bench on Monday night as they beat the Utah Jazz by a score of 124-111.
The Raptors were without Kawhi Leonard again as his teammates took care of Utah the night after they put on a clinic against the Los Angeles Lakers. Scoring was at a premium for Toronto, as they had six players that scored in double figures. OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry all had 17 points. Serge Ibaka scored his 17 points in only 14 minutes, while Kyle Lowry recorded another double-double, providing 11 assists to go along with his point total. Pascal Siakam also gave a healthy contribution, scoring 16 points.
Alec Burks led Jazz scorers with 22, while both Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors had double-doubles with points and assists.
Norman Powell sustained a partial dislocation in his left shoulder and had to leave the game right after he had entered during the second quarter. It was evaluated yesterday but it is uncertain when he will return to action.
OG Anunoby scored a season-high 17 points, but his role this season has changed with the presence of Kawhi Leonard. Anunoby normally starts when Leonard misses games, unless coach Nick Nurse rotates his lineup. Anunoby will most likely start on Wednesday as Leonard is listed as questionable.
The Raptors finish their road trip on Wednesday night when they take on the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m.
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