Siakam and Lowry lead Raptors past Kings 124-120
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 07, 2019 11:34 AM
FILE - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on October 20, 2018 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Ian Harrison, Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 24 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Sacramento Kings 124-120 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
Serge Ibaka scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and OG Anunoby had a season-high 18 as the Raptors won their fifth straight over the Kings and improved to 4-0 at home this season.
Lowry has scored 20 or more six times in Toronto's first seven games. The reigning NBA champions were 12-3 last season when Lowry had at least 20 points.
Fred VanVleet and Marc Gasol each scored 12 for Toronto. Gasol's total was a season high.
Harrison Barnes had 26 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and Buddy Hield added 21 as the Kings had their modest two-game winning streak snapped. Sacramento had beaten Utah and New York after five straight defeats to begin the season.
De'Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine assists, and Cory Joseph scored 10 against his former team for the Kings, who trailed by 15 in the second quarter before making it close in the fourth.
Hield missed a jump shot that would have made it a two-point game with 35 seconds left in the final period and the Raptors ahead 122-118. Ibaka grabbed the rebound, and VanVleet capped it with a pair of free throws.
The Kings made a season-high 20 3-pointers, taking 43 shots from behind the arc.
After missing their first four shots, Toronto connected on 14 straight through the remainder of the first quarter. Lowry's driving layup with 1.4 seconds left gave the Raptors a 36-23 lead after one.
After falling behind by 15 early in the second, the Kings cut the deficit to six by making six of 10 from 3-point range, including back-to-baskets by Barnes and Hield with 4:07 left in the half. Lowry and Siakam each scored six points in the second to give Toronto a 66-58 halftime lead.
Siakam had 11 points in the third but the Kings got seven each from Fox and Hield to keep it close, and trailed 95-88 heading to the fourth.
Kings: Trailed at halftime for the second time this season. Sacramento also was behind at the half in an Oct. 26 loss at Utah. . First-year assistant coach Roy Rana began his career in Toronto, first as a high school coach and later as head coach at Ryerson University, where his team lost consecutive Canadian national championship games in 2017 and 2018.
Raptors: Patrick McCaw had surgery to remove a benign mass from his left knee. McCaw will be evaluated again in four weeks. Toronto coach Nick Nurse said he expects Terence Davis, Matt Thomas and Chris Boucher to see extended minutes during McCaw's absence. ... Nurse lost a coach's challenge in the third quarter and has yet to have a call go his way in six challenges this season.
Kings: Conclude a three-game trip Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at Atlanta.
Raptors: Begin a five-game road swing Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at New Orleans.