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4 takeaways from the Toronto Raptors' win over the Utah Jazz

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Ricky Rubio, Fred VanVleet [NBA Getty Images]

The Toronto Raptors continued to roll despite another game without Kawhi Leonard.

They defeated the Utah Jazz 124-111 to advance to a franchise-best 10-1 record to start the season.

Here are your takeaways from the game...

Efficient shooting

The Raptors were extremely efficient in Monday night's victory, shooting 49-for-86 from the field and knocking down 13 of their 33 3-point attempts. They were getting to their spots on the floor and shooting shots they wanted to take. The Jazz's defense struggled to force Toronto to take bad shots and the Raptors made them pay.

Every starter aside from Jonas Valanciunas finished with over 50.0 percent shooting for the game, and Serge Ibaka carried his momentum from going 15-for-17 against the Lakers into Monday's contest. He only played 14 minutes due to foul trouble - he eventually fouled out - but was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field, good for 17 points off the bench for the Raptors.

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Pascal Siakam helped boost the Raptors' field goal percentage as well with 16 points on 7-for-11 from the field. OG Anunoby had the hot hand from long range, making three of his five attempts from deep.

No Kawhi, no problem

For the second consecutive game, Kawhi Leonard was precautiously held out with ankle soreness.

For the second consecutive game, the Raptors destroyed their opponent.

Like Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto used a balanced scoring attack to defeat another tough Western Conference opponent on the road.

They had six players in double figures again as Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet all scored 17 points with Pascal Siakam and Jonas Valanciunas joining them with 16 and 11 points, respectively.

It's hard enough to stop the Raptors when Leonard is active but when they're spreading the scoring the way they did against the Jazz they become nearly impossible to defend. Every player that stepped on the floor was a threat to score and it's been that way through the early success the Raptors are having.

Another day, another double-double

This has become as common as can be: Kyle Lowry had another double-double.

He was terrific in running the Raptors' offence again with 17 points and 11 assists, his ninth consecutive game with double-digit assists. He's up to a league-best 11.5 assists per game and doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. He finished with seven rebounds as well.

Had the game been closer, Lowry could have flirted with his first triple-double of the season as he spent the majority of the fourth quarter on the bench.

Through his first 11 games, Lowry has double-doubles in eight of them. That ties him with Ben Simmons for third most in the league, trailing only Rudy Gobert (9) and Joel Embiid (10).

Powell's shoulder injury

Norman Powell only played 13 seconds in this contest before hurting his shoulder fighting through a screen. He exited the game and never returned.

After the game, TSN's Josh Lewenberg reported Powell has suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder and is expected to miss some time.

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