Tomas Karageorgos | Report
Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam had career-high nights on Tuesday evening as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Utah Jazz, 122-116.
Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Siakam scored a career-high 28 points. Leonard went to the free throw line 10 times, and shot 13-17. He made no three-pointers, going 0-3, but shot 16-22 in total. Siakam shot 3-4 from three, and 9-15 from the field. Siakam also recorded a double-double by grabbing 10 boards to go along with his 28 points.
Serge Ibaka scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes, while Norman Powell scored 14 off the bench.
Jae Crowder was traded to Utah in early 2018, and scored a season-high 30 points off the bench on Tuesday. Derrick Favors had 21 points and nine rebounds, Donovan Mitchell scored 19, and Rudy Gobert who has 31 double-doubles this season had 16 points and nine rebounds.
Greg Monroe has been an underrated acquisition to the Raptors, his experience calms down the play and can keep it alive with his ability to rebound on the offensive and defensive glass.
Kawhi Leonard got all of his work done on the inside, and with authority.
It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that Kyle Lowry received pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory injections for the back soreness that has made him miss eight of the last nine games. His condition continues to improve, but there is no timetable for his return.
Toronto travels to San Antonio to face DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs on Thursday night at AT&T Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
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