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After winning just one of their last 10 games, the Toronto Raptors overpowered the Golden State Warriors tonight 130-77. Consistency at its finest.
Although the game started with back-and-forth action, Toronto controlled the pace of the game all the way to the end of the fourth quarter.
The Raptors scored on 53.4% of their field goal attempts and 42.9% from three-point range. They were also able to hold the Warriors to under 33% in both field goal and three-point attempts.
Pascal Siakam had a big night on his birthday with 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Newly-acquired Raptor Gary Trent Jr. also had a good outing, scoring 24 points and finishing the game with a mind boggling plus/minus of +54.
Toronto native Andrew Wiggins led the scoring for the Warriors with 15 points.
The first quarter was highlighted by Toronto maintaining a close lead throughout the opening frame as they went into the second up 27-26. But the Raptors we remember from the 2019 NBA Finals came alive just before halftime as they took a 20-point lead heading into the break, 62-42.
It was momentum from there on out. Toronto scored a game-high 46 points to almost double Golden State’s score, 108-56, before the final quarter.
Paul Watson (COVID-19 protocol), Patrick McCaw (knee), Rodney Hood (hip), Jalen Harris (hip) and Kyle Lowry (foot) were all ruled out for the Raptors prior to the game.
Toronto will look to feed off this energy in their next game on Monday night after a weekend break to face the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. EST.