Raptors beat Brooklyn to extend club-best streak

Source:AFP Published: 2020/2/9 18:03:40

Kevin Durant (left) of the Golden State Warriors and Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors go for a rebound in Toronto on June 10. Photo: VCG


Fred VanVleet scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 119-118 victory over Brooklyn.

Pascal Siakam scored 20 points, including the winning free throw with 22 seconds left for Toronto, who have also 

won 10 consecutive home games.

The Raptors squandered an 18-point second-half lead, allowing the visiting Nets to tie Saturday's game 118-118 with 35 seconds left before Siakam drained the go-ahead free throw.

Terence Davis tallied 20 points, Matt Thomas had a career-best 15 and Serge Ibaka scored 12 in the win.

Caris LeVert had 37 points for Brooklyn, Spencer Dinwiddie delivered 21 points and 11 assists, DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who have won five of their last seven games.

Toronto have won the first three meetings between the teams this season.

The Raptors had an 18-point lead during the third quarter and led by 12 entering the fourth. 

VanVleet's jump shot stretched the lead to six, but the Nets answered with four points to cut the lead to two. 

Another jump shot by ­LeVert tied the game 118-118 before Siakam made one of two free throws. LeVert and Harris missed shots to end the game.

Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple-double and Brook Lopez finished with 23 points as ­Milwaukee completed a four-game season sweep of the Orlando Magic with a 112-95 victory.


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