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Sport Siakam scores 44, Raptors beat Pelicans, 122-104

07:10  09 november  2019
07:10  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Kings can't catch Raptors in 124-120 loss

  Kings can't catch Raptors in 124-120 loss 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. 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. BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 124, KINGS 120But the Raptors knew how to close out a win.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122 - 104 on Friday night. But the Raptors scored the first 15 points of the second quarter. Toronto parlayed the hot start into a 45-point quarter and a 75-53 halftime lead.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122 - 104 on Friday night. But the Raptors scored the first 15 points of the second quarter. Toronto parlayed the hot start into a 45-point quarter and a 75-53 halftime lead.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-104 on Friday night.

a basketball player during a game: Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)© APARC Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Toronto used a 45-point second quarter to take control of the game and improved to 6-2. The Pelicans slipped to 1-7.

BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 122, PELICANS 104

The Raptors won in dominant fashion despite starting point guard Kyle Lowry (left thumb) and sixth-man Serge Ibaka (sprained right ankle) missing the entire second half.

Celtics' Smart fined $15K for public criticism of officiating

  Celtics' Smart fined $15K for public criticism of officiating Boston guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating. © Provided by The Associated Press Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) defends against Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) The NBA fined Smart on Friday, a day after his comments following the Celtics' 108-87 victory at Charlotte."Really, just, I wish they would call the game the right way," Smart said Thursday night. "A lot of calls that they called, I didn't understand where the fouls were.

NEW ORLEANS — Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122 - 104 on Friday night. But the Raptors scored the first 15 points of the second quarter. Toronto parlayed the hot start into a 45-point quarter and a 75-53 halftime lead.

Lowry scores 26 as Raptors beat Magic 104 -95. Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors withstood a late rally to beat the Orlando Magic 104 -95 on Monday night for their third win in four games to start the season.

Siakam scored 16 points in the first quarter, and finished 17 of 28 from the floor. He also had 20 rebounds.

Fred VanVleet had 12 points and 11 assists, and OG Anunoby contributed 21 points and seven rebounds.

Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 27 points. He made just 10 of 25 field goals. Jrue Holiday added 16 points, six rebounds and six assists for New Orleans.

The Pelicans kept pace early and the first quarter ended in a 30-30 tie. But the Raptors scored the first 15 points of the second quarter. Toronto parlayed the hot start into a 45-point quarter and a 75-53 halftime lead.

In the lopsided first half, the Raptors made 13 of 23 3-pointers (57%) and outscored the Pelicans 31-9 on fast-break points. In the game, Toronto shot better from behind the arc (19 of 43, 44.2%) than two pointers (22 of 50, 44%).

Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak in 113-104 victory

  Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak in 113-104 victory LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Sunday night. Chris Boucher matched his career high with 15 points for the Raptors, who have won three straight and six of seven. The defending NBA champions played without two key regulars after losing starter Kyle Lowry to a broken left thumb and top reserve Serge Ibaka to a sprained right ankle, but Toronto still rallied in the fourth quarter and hung on late for its 10th consecutive win over the Lakers.

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Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Raptors: Lowry appeared to injure his left thumb when he collided with Pelicans center Derrick Favors in the first quarter. He aggravated it again after a 3-point make midway through the second quarter, after which he retreated to the locker room. ... Ibaka suffered his ankle injury late in the second quarter. He remained on the ground as play continued before two teammates helped him limp off the court. ... Norman Powell scored 18 points off the bench.

Pelicans: New Orleans shot a season-worst 40.4% from the field. ... Guard Frank Jackson scored 13 points off the bench. Rookie and Toronto native Nickel Alexander-Walker added 13 points. ... Starting point guard Lonzo Ball did not play in the fourth quarter after a rough night that included four turnovers, a season-low two assists and 2-of-8 shooting (5 points).

UP NEXT

Raptors: At Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

Pelicans: At Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

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