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Sport Kings can't catch Raptors in 124-120 loss

05:40  07 november  2019
05:40  07 november  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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The Raptors left the Kings open on the perimeter all game long, daring them to shoot it from deep. That is exactly what Sacramento did. After a tough loss on Friday to open the eight-game seeding tournament, the Kings were absolutely embarrassed on Sunday by the Orlando Magic by a final of

The Kings went down big early, but fought their way back on the road Wednesday against the defending NBA champions. In the end, the Toronto Raptors made plays when they needed it and came away with a 124 - 120 victory. Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam put up big numbers for the Raptors '

TORONTO — The Kings took knockout blow after knockout blow from the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night; thing was, the Kings didn’t land any haymakers of their own.

Luke Walton standing in front of a crowd: Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton complains about a call during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on October 25, 2019.© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/TNS Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton complains about a call during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on October 25, 2019.

The defending NBA champions slugged their way to a 124-120 win over the Kings behind 24 points from Kyle Lowry, 23 from Pascal Siakam and 21 from Serge Ibaka. Harrison Barnes had 26 points to lead the Kings while Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 22 and Buddy Hield had 21. The Kings hit 20 of 43 3-pointers to hang with the Raptors.

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Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors are confident they can play better. Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, meanwhile, found reason to be happy with his team despite another loss . Siakam had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 24 and the Raptors held on to beat the Kings 124 - 120

Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors put up another strong offensive performance Wednesday night in a 124 - 120 victory against the Sacramento Kings .

BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 124, KINGS 120

But the Raptors knew how to close out a win. In the fourth quarter, Lowry drained 3s and Ibaka had a thundering dunk as the Raptors never let the Kings come within a basket of the lead.

Barnes hit a 3 with a minute to go to draw the Kings within four, but they were unable to get any closer.

The Raptors were red hot in the first half, shooting at a 70% clip for much of the first 24 minutes. They also hit 17 of 19 free throws. But for the first time this season, the Kings didn’t let the game get out of hand while the other team was rolling. Though they shot just 43% in the first half, the Kings trailed just 66-58. Pin that on offensive rebounds, as Sacramento nabbed seven offensive boards in the first half. Toronto, which made virtually every shot, had just two.

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Stats from the NBA game played between the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors on November 06, 2019 with result, scoring by period and players. Date: November 06, 2019. Home Team: Toronto Raptors .

Kings vs Raptors | NBA Game Score. The Raptors controlled most of Wednesday night’s game against Sacramento. Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Pascal Siakam scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Sacramento Kings 124 - 120 Wednesday night.

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