The Toronto Raptors got back on track in a big way against the Detroit Pistons beating them 142-113. Toronto hands Detroit their 11th straight loss.
The Raptors led wire to wire and held a lead as big as 40 points. Seven Raptors players finished in double figures and Toronto set a franchise record for most assists in a game with 44.
Toronto had 44 assists on 55 made field goals. Pascal Siakam led the way with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Scottie Barnes had 17 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. Dennis Schroder had 17 points and Gary Trent Jr. led the bench with 18 of his own.
Jakob Poeltl had a solid game in this one. He finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds on a perfect 6/6 from the field. He also had 3 blocks, 2 of them coming in the first quarter.
O.G. Anunoby who return from his finger injury struggled to shoot the ball in this one and finished with with 9 points, but it was great to see him out there. Anunoby on the court make a huge different in the Raptors overall play.
Toronto dominated the points in the paint 70-52 and did a great job of limiting their turnovers, only having 7 in this one.
The Raptors end their 2-game skid and get a much needed win. The Pistons struggled to get anything going. Toronto held Detroit to 47 percent shooting from the field and 34 percent from three. Cade Cunningham had 18 points and Stanley Umude led all Pistons scorers with 19 points.
The Raptors shot it 53 percent from the field and hit 14 threes on 38.9 percent from downtown. They scored their most points ever in a regular season home game with 142.
The Raptors finish their 4-game homestand 2-2 and are 6-7 overall.
Next on tap
The Raptors will now head on the road for two big games. They will take on the Orlando Magic on Nov. 21 which will be their second In-Season Tournament game. Then Toronto will take on the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 22.
The Raptors will see the Magic and Pacers for the first time this season.
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