Raptors set franchise scoring record, win 144-123 over Kings

Pascal Siakam had 17 issues, 11 assists and 9 rebounds, Toronto made 20 Three-pointers and the Raptors set a franchise report for scoring whilst successful for the second one time this season, 144-123 win over the Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pascal Siakam had 17 issues, 11 assists and 9 rebounds, Toronto made 20 Three-pointers and the Raptors set a franchise report for scoring whilst successful for the second one time this season, 144-123 over the Sacramento Kings on Friday evening.

Fred VanVleet scored 34 issues to lend a hand the Raptors (2-6) snap a three-game shedding streak. Toronto’s best different win got here on Dec. 31 in opposition to the New York Knicks.

Nick Nurse’s crew gained its 7th instantly in opposition to the Kings regardless of being with out level guard Kyle Lowry (non-public causes).

That, and the poise the Raptors confirmed after falling in the back of through 19 issues within the first part, had Nurse beaming later on.

“When there’s an entire bunch of fellows hitting the ground with that degree of struggle, it more or less snowballs somewhat bit. It’s contagious,” Nurse mentioned. “There wasn’t an entire lot to hold our heads about instead of the beginning, and we didn’t then.”

Chris Boucher added 23 issues and 10 rebounds for Toronto. Norman Powell scored 22 issues and Terence Davis had 18.

“We did an ideal activity of taking part in with power all over the sport, even originally,” mentioned Powell, who made 4 3s. “We clawed our long ago into the sport and the blokes confirmed numerous middle, toughness and togetherness to provide us an opportunity going into that 2nd part.”

De’Aaron Fox scored 23 issues and rookie Tyrese Haliburton had 15 issues and 8 assists for Sacramento.

Toronto outscored Sacramento 33-20 within the fourth quarter.

“They manhandled us, particularly in that 2nd part,” Kings trainer Luke Walton mentioned. “We constructed up a pleasing, giant lead, and you spot it at all times within the NBA … they were given sizzling. It didn’t subject who they put within the sport, they weren’t lacking. We comfortable, and once we comfortable they discovered a pleasing easy rhythm.”

The Raptors’ earlier report for scoring within the common season used to be 140 issues, closing accomplished in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 22, 2019. Toronto scored 150 issues in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets on Aug. 23 within the first spherical of the Jap Convention playoffs.

TIP-INS

Raptors: Toronto had six avid gamers in double figures. … The Raptors ruled at the forums 44-26.

Kings: Sacramento shot 81% (17 of 21) with six 3s and scored a season-high 43 issues within the first quarter. … The Kings had a season-high 36 assists. … Haliburton had a Three-pointer taken away upon evaluation within the first quarter when it used to be dominated he stepped out of bounds prior to capturing. … Richaun Holmes picked up his fourth foul with Three:46 left in the second one.

BEATS STANDING IN LINE

Fanatics have no longer been allowed inside of Golden1 Middle all season however that hasn’t stopped some from getting as shut a glance as imaginable. Two aged ladies in wheelchairs peered throughout the glass doorways encircling the sector and had been ready to look the sport being proven at the massive scoreboard above the courtroom, a ritual they have got taken on for each and every house sport this season. They had been joined Friday evening through a small staff of other folks dressed in Kings jerseys who had been socially distanced within sight.

UP NEXT

Raptors: Talk over with Golden State on Sunday. Toronto has gained 3 instantly within the collection, maximum just lately beating the Warriors to clinch a playoff berth in March of closing 12 months.

Kings: Host the Path Blazers on Saturday evening. The 2 groups play once more at Golden1 Middle subsequent Wednesday.

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