Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Toronto Raptors won their seventh straight game at home on Friday night as they beat the Brooklyn Nets, 122-105.
Eight Raptors scored in double digits, including Kawhi Leonard who recorded a double-double, he scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. That marked Leonard’s 18th straight game scoring 20 points or more.
Pascal Siakam scored 16, Serge Ibaka scored 14 and had nine rebounds. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby had 13 points each, Delon Wright had 12. Fred VanVleet and Greg Monroe scored 10 apiece, Monroe also grabbed eight rebounds.
Former Raptors DeMarre Carroll and Ed Davis had a combined 14 points. D’Angelo led Brooklyn scorers with 24 points, Shabazz Napier had 15. Centre Jarrett Allen scored 9 points and grabbed 12 boards.
The Raptors bench outscored Brooklyn’s, 60-56. Toronto’s bench has had a great cohesion throughout the past few seasons because of roster consistency. OG Anunoby has benefitted greatly as he played significant minutes as a starter in his rookie season, and plays with the same intensity off the bench.
The Raptors announced late Saturday afternoon that Fred VanVleet is questionable for their next game, as he is dealing with a left thigh contusion. C.J. Miles is listed as doubtful for Sunday because of right hip soreness, which he has been dealing with recently.
Toronto will play against the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.
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