Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Toronto Raptors won their 10th straight home game on Tuesday night, as they defeated the Sacramento Kings 120-105.
The Raptors were without Kawhi Leonard due to rest, OG Anunoby due to personal reasons, and Jonas Valanciunas is still out but is nearing a return.
The Sacramento Kings were in Toronto on the second game of a back-to-back, they lost in Brooklyn the day before. The Kings rested sophomore De’Aaron Fox, Nemanja Bjelica, and Iman Shumpert.
Toronto’s backcourt combined for 38 points, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry had 19 each. Lowry had nine assists, while VanVleet had seven. Pascal Siakam scored 18 points, and Serge Ibaka recorded a double-double as he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Raptors bench scored 43 points, C.J. Miles is starting to get back into his groove as he scored 15 points and went 4-5 from three-point range. Norman Powell had 11, and Chris Boucher had eight points in 12 minutes. Delon Wright scored 9 points and grabbed six boards.
All Sacramento’s starters scored in double figures, including Marvin Bagley III who recorded a double-double as he scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic was close to a triple-double as he had 16 points, provided nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds. Buddy Hield scored 15, Yogi Ferrell and Willie Cauley-Stein scored 10 each.
Lowry and VanVleet showed their chemistry early on with this play.
Pascal Siakam continues to improve this season, showing defensive and offensive prowess.
Chris Boucher has impressed when he gets NBA minutes, and is showing his dominance in the G-League as well.
The Raptors finish their back-to-back and start their road trip on Wednesday night in Indiana when they face the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Featured image from Frank Gunn/Canadian Press.