Raptors Are Again Unbeatable at Home and Against the Nets


The Nets wanted another victory to match their greatest stretch in 4 years. As an alternative, they stumbled in Toronto — once more.

Kawhi Leonard had 20 factors and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 factors and the Raptors beat the Nets, 122-105, on Friday night time for his or her second seven-game residence successful streak of the season.

“I hardly ever say this about our group, however I didn’t love the trouble tonight,” Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson stated.

The Nets entered with 13 wins in 17 video games, a run that started with a 106-105 extra time victory over Toronto on Dec. 7. The Nets final gained 14 of 18 within the 2013-14 season.

Toronto has gained 13 of the previous 14 conferences with the Nets, together with seven straight north of the border. The Nets haven’t gained in Toronto since Feb. Four, 2015.

“We’ve made strides, however now we have an extended method to go,” Atkinson stated. “This can be a little little bit of a humble pie, going up in opposition to an elite group like this.”

Serge Ibaka added 14 factors, O G Anunoby and Norman Powell every had 13, Delon Wright had 12 to assist Toronto enhance to 18-Four at residence. They final misplaced at residence Dec. 9 to Milwaukee.

The Raptors have gained 4 straight over all and 6 of seven. The one loss in that stretch was Jan. Three at San Antonio. Leonard reached 20 factors for the 18th consecutive sport, extending his career-best streak.

Toronto set a season excessive with 105 pictures and had 32 assists on 48 baskets. The Raptors are Eight-Zero after they have 30 or extra assists.

“It’s what we’re on the lookout for, a complete group effort,” stated guard Fred VanVleet, certainly one of 5 Toronto reserves to attain at the very least 10 factors. The Raptors completed with 60 bench factors, two shy of a season excessive.

D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 24 factors. Shabazz Napier added 15 factors, and Jarrett Allen had 12 rebounds.

Russell scored 12 factors within the first and the Nets closed the quarter with a 14-Three run to take a 35-28 lead. It was the Nets’ highest-scoring first quarter on the highway this season.

Toronto turned the tables within the second, overcoming a 1-point deficit by outscoring the Nets by 15-Three over the ultimate 2 minutes 55 seconds. The Raptors outscored the Nets, 36-18, within the second and led by 64-53 at halftime.

Siakam scored 9 factors and Ibaka had Eight because the Raptors pulled away within the third, connecting on 16 of 32 pictures. Toronto took a 99-75 lead into the fourth.

PACERS 121, KNICKS 106 Domantas Sabonis had 22 factors and 15 rebounds to cap his scorching season at Madison Sq. Backyard, and Indiana bounced again from its worst efficiency of the season by beating the Knicks.

Sabonis shot 9 for 14 from the sector to complete 21 of 26 this season in two video games on the Backyard. He made all 12 pictures and tied his profession excessive with 30 factors when the Pacers gained right here on Halloween.

Beginning this time with Myles Turner out of the lineup, he led six gamers in double figures as Indiana shot 52 %.

Victor Oladipo added 19 factors for the Pacers, who yielding season highs of 135 factors and 56.Eight % taking pictures of their 27-point loss in Boston on Wednesday.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 21 factors for the Knicks, again from a six-game journey and taking part in their first sport at Madison Sq. Backyard since Christmas. They misplaced their seventh straight at residence.


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