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The Toronto Raptors continued their downward trend against the Utah Jazz tonight, losing 115-112.
The game was within a few possessions until the end of the game, but Toronto just couldn’t find a way to maintain a late lead they earned, losing in the last three minutes of regulation.
Despite the loss, the Raptors had better numbers in field goal percentage (48.2%) and three-point accuracy (47.7%). Pascal Siakam led Toronto in points with 27 while Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell scored 17 each. Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles put up 31 and 19 points, respectively, for the Jazz.
Toronto started strong compared to their last four games — when they trailed after the first quarter — and took a 27-23 lead into the second frame. The Raptors showed similar energy in following quarter, but the Jazz were able to regain a lead going into halftime 55-54.
Toronto wasn’t able to take back command of the game in the third frame, trailing Utah 79-77 with one quarter remaining.
The Raptors were at full strength tonight after OG Anunoby was the last player to come back off the COVID-19 health and safety protocol and Toronto’s injury report for today’s match.
Udoka Azubuike (ankle) was the lone Jazz player on Utah’s injury report. Rudy Gobert was listed as questionable earlier today, but was able to dress for the Jazz.
The Raptors play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night at 7 p.m. EST, hoping to finally halt their cold streak.