Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Toronto Raptors began their road trip with a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, 110-106.
Victor Oladipo played just 10 minutes before he suffered an injury with four minutes left in the second half. Oladipo was taken off the court on a stretcher, and was reported that he ruptured a quad tendon in his right knee, it requires surgery which will make him miss the rest of the season.
The Pacers went on to win the game in entertaining fashion, and Thaddeus Young dedicated the victory to Oladipo in his post-game interview.
Thaddeus Young led Indiana scorers and recorded a double-double as he scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Darren Collison scored 17 points, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 16, Myles Turner recorded a double-double as he scored 13 points and grabbed 10 boards. Tyreke Evans scored 11 off the bench, and will hope to improve his stats as he will get more minutes because of Oladipo’s injury.
Serge Ibaka shot 11-19 from the field to lead Toronto scorers with 23 points, he also grabbed 11 rebounds. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and provided seven helpers, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards. Fred VanVleet scored 14, and Norman Powell scored 12 off the bench.
Serge Ibaka had three blocks on the night, which is nothing out of the ordinary.
Kyle Lowry’s numbers have been improving in recent games, as he is scoring more points again.
It was announced on Thursday night that Kawhi Leonard will make his third NBA All-Star appearance.
Leonard returns to action on Friday night when the Raptors face the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
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