Toronto Raptors

Raptors vs. Mavericks: Luka Doncic powers Mavericks home against Raptors

Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors)
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On the second night of a back-to-back, the Raptors raced out of the gates against the Mavericks, before running out of gas, going down 103-95 at Scotiabank Arena.

All five starters scored in double figures led by 23 points from OG Anunoby and 20 from Fred VanVleet, while rookie Scottie Barnes chipped in 17 points and eight rebounds.

Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. came alive in the second half, combining for 38 of the Mavericks 58 points to pick up their first win of the season.

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Raptors vs. Mavericks score

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Raptors 25 26 21 23 95
Mavericks 18 27 29 29 103

Raptors vs. Mavericks live updates, highlights

Final: Mavericks 103, Raptors 95

- That's a wrap from Scotiabank Arena. After trailing at the half, the Mavs outscore the Raptors 58-44 in the final 24 minutes to seal the W.

- Barnes isn't letting up. He converts the and-1 play and cuts it to nine points with just under a minute to go.

- Nice move from Scottie Barnes as he takes it straight to the tin for the two-handed jam. The Raptors trail by 10 with 2:30 remaining.

- After his blistering start to the game, Anunoby has yet to score in the second half.

- Three of the Raptors' key guys are all battling foul trouble to start the fourth quarter. Anunoby (5), VanVleet (4), Barnes (4)

- Hardaway Jr. has come to life in the second half. He knocks down his sixth triple of the night to extend the lead to 82-74, matching their largest lead of the night.

End of third quarter: Mavericks 74, Raptors, 72

- Here come the Raptors! VanVleet finds Achiuwa with the alley-oop jam to end the quarter and cut the lead to just two points!

- Luka Doncic is closing in on a triple-double with 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

- Anunoby collides with Doncic under the rim and picks up his fifth foul with 2:20 remaining in the quarter. He heads to the bench.

- Toronto's defensive intensity has fallen off in the third, with the Mavs making them pay, shooting 11-of-15 in the period.

- Powell dunks it home to cap off a 10-2 run and the Mavs take their first lead of the game at 64-62

- Porzingis putting on the moves!

- Precious Achiuwa showing off the passing skills as he threads the needle, nutmegging Porzingis with the dime to VanVleet!

Half-time: Raptors 51, Mavericks 45

A much-improved second quarter from the Mavericks cuts the deficit to six points at the half. Doncic leads the way with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds, while Porzingis has 10 points and five boards.

OG Anunoby has a game-high 20 points on 4-of-5 from deep for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. has 10 points and four rebounds.

- Svi Mykhailiuk heads to the bench with blood dripping from his face after a nasty head collision with Kristaps Porzingis. Common foul called on KP.

- Gary Trent Jr. is getting it done on both ends for the Raptors. A heads-up play as he throws it off Dorian Finney-Smith to create another possession off the offensive rebound.

- Dallas has picked up the intensity in the second quarter, led by Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic. Porzingis has a team-high 10 points and five rebounds.

- Anunoby is playing with unreal confidence. Hammers home the dunk with two hands and then follows it up with a triple on the next possession. He's got a game-high 17 points on eight shots.

- Doncic breaking out the Showtime dimes!

- How about the hustle from Chris Boucher. He airballs a three on one end and immediately makes up for it, racing back to block Sterling Brown's 3-point attempt.

End of first quarter: Raptors 25, Mavericks 18

The 3-point shooting has been the difference offensively with the Raptors connecting on 5-of-11 while Dallas has gone 0-of-8.

Credit to the Raptors defence that has been active and engaged led by Anunoby and Barnes.

- Another triple for OG!! He's got 12 of the Raptors' 22 points.

- Doncic ends the rut with an and-1 play to cut the lead back to 11.

- The turnovers are really hurting the Mavericks, allowing the Raptors to get out in transition. Scottie Barnes is doing a great job staying in front of Luka Doncic forcing him into tight spaces and tough passes.

- Scottie Barnes explodes to the rim for the easy lay-in to extend the lead to 11-2 . Timeout Dallas.

Toronto's energy on both ends to start the game has been huge. They're definitely enjoying playing in front of their home fans.

- Anunoby blocks Porzingis' jumpshot and the Mavs big man reacts with a hard foul.

- The Raptors are locked in defensively to start this game, crowding the paint and forcing the Mavs into some tough shots. Dallas starts the game 1-for-6. Raptors lead 9-2.

- OG Anunoby gets things underway with an emphatic jam and follows it up with a steal on the next possession.

Pregame

The Raptors will start with Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa,

The Mavericks will start with Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell.

Check in with Jack Armstrong ahead of tip-off.

What channel is Raptors vs. Mavericks on?

  • TV channel: TSN 4 (Canada), NBA League Pass and Bally Sports Southwest (US)
  • Radio: SN 590

What time does Raptors vs. Mavericks start?

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT

Raptors vs. Mavericks is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 23. The game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Injury Report

Injury Report: Raptors vs. Mavericks - Oct. 23, 2021
Team Player Name Current Status Reason
Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam Out Injury/Illness - Left Shoulder; Surgery - recovery
Yuta Watanabe Out Injury/Illness - Left Calf Strain
Dallas Mavericks JaQuori McLaughlin Out G League - Two-Way
Eugene Omoruyi Out G League - Two-Way

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