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Sports Siakam scores third 30-point game as Raptors down Casey and Pistons

04:30  31 october  2019
04:30  31 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Report: Siakam extension 'almost a certainty' The Toronto Raptors appear to be on the verge of locking up a key part of their future. Pascal Siakam and the club have until Monday to agree on a rookie-scale extension and "it's almost a certainty" that they'll come to terms before that, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. However, it'll take a maximum contract offer to secure Siakam's signature, league sources told Haynes. The 27th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is eligible to receive a five-year, $170-million deal from Toronto, whereas other teams can extend a maximum offer of four years and $130 million.

Siakam scored 30 points Wednesday for the third time in five games , leading the Toronto Raptors to a 125-113 win over the Detroit Pistons . "Feels good, I feel comfortable," said Siakam , whose responsibility has increased this year in the wake of Kawhi Leonard’s free-agent departure over the

Pascal Siakam scored 30 points , Fred Van Vleet added 13 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 125-113 on Wednesday The results are following. Siakam scored 30 points Wednesday for the third time in five games , leading the Toronto Raptors to a 125-113 win

TORONTO, ON- OCTOBER 30  -  Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrates after hitting a buzzer beater to end the third quarter as the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 125-113 in NBA action  at  Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. October 30, 2019.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)© Getty TORONTO, ON- OCTOBER 30 - Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrates after hitting a buzzer beater to end the third quarter as the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 125-113 in NBA action at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. October 30, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored 30 points, Fred Van Vleet added 13 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 125-113 on Wednesday for their first win against former coach Dwane Casey.

Siakam put up at least 30 points for the third time in five games this season, and added five rebounds and five assists as Toronto (4-1) improved to 1-3 against Casey since he became head coach of the Pistons last year.

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Pascal Siakam scored 30 points , grabbed five rebounds and added five assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Detroit Pistons It was the third 30 - point game in five games this season for Siakam . Kyle Lowry added 20 points and eight assists for Toronto, Norman Powell and

Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games . Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30 - point performances in five games this season.

Kyle Lowry had 20 points, Norm Powell and Serge Ibaka had 19 off the bench, and OG Anunoby added 13 in a well-balanced Raptors attack.

Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 boards to lead Detroit (2-3) and Derrick Rose poured in 16 points with 10 assists. Langston Galloway had 17 points and Markieff Morris added 16.

Siakam scored 19 points in a dominant third quarter that saw Toronto pull ahead by as many as 20 before ending the frame with a 101-85 lead.

The Raptors opened the third on an 8-0 run for a 13-point lead, and extended the advantage to 82-62 a few minutes later on a 10-0 run capped by a Siakam three-pointer. Siakam sank his third three of the game in the final seconds of the third.

A pair of three-pointers from Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk cut Detroit's deficit to 13 points with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter but that's as close as the Pistons would get.

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Pascal Siakam scored 30 points , Fred Van Vleet added 13 points and 11 assists Siakam scores game -high 30 points for Toronto as his confidence grows. Siakam scored 30 points Wednesday for the third time in five games , leading the Toronto Raptors to a 125-113 win over the Detroit Pistons .

Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors broke out of their slump with a 110-102 victory On one forceful play late in the third quarter, Siakam chased down Rodions Kurucs then grabbed the rebound off Siakam scores 33 as Raptors edge Suns to snap three - game skid.

Wednesday's matchup marked Casey's first game in Toronto since the Raptors won the NBA Championship last June. Casey won all three games Detroit played against his old team last year in his first season as coach of the Pistons.

Casey, Toronto's all-time leader in coaching victories (320) and winning percentage (.573), was fired by the Raptors in May 2018. He was honoured as the NBA's coach of the year in his final season in Toronto.

Casey was replaced by Nick Nurse, who previously served as his assistant with the Raptors.

"Obviously we had a great run together. We won a heck of a lot of ball games, and fought a lot of battles together," Nurse said before the game. "He did an outstanding job with Detroit last year and they're going to be knocking on the door again this year.

"They're very well coached, they're hard to play against. ... So, tremendous amount of respect for him as a person and as a coach. He keeps putting out teams that win."

Casey received a warm ovation from the fans at Scotiabank Arena when he was announced as the Pistons coach before the game, and the Raptors played a video tribute for him during a timeout in the first quarter.

The Raptors led 37-28 after 12 minutes and 64-58 at the half. Anunoby ignited the crowd early with a pair of dunks, including one on a Detroit turnover that put Toronto up 28-20 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press

The Raptors are still an East contender even without Kawhi Leonard .
Toronto has a new star and a stellar offensive system.Just nine games into the season, it’s already apparent the Raptors are damn good. They’re 7-2 and second in the Eastern Conference standing heading into the new week. They hold the fifth-best net rating in the league, outscoring opponents by 7.08 points per 100 possessions, over a point per 100 possessions better than what they accomplished last year.

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