The Toronto Raptors held off a late push from the Detroit Pistons to come away with a 112-99 victory.
Kyle Lowry notched his 15th-career triple-double and Serge Ibaka had a massive game off the bench with 25 points and 13 rebounds, but Toronto lost some key pieces as Marc Gasol (hamstring) and Norman Powell (shoulder) were both forced to leave the game.
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Final: Toronto Raptors 112, Detroit Pistons 99
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The Pistons made a late push but the Raptors were able to hold them off and come away with a 13-point win.
Kyle Lowry notched a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the way. Serge Ibaka stepped up to the task of filling in for Marc Gasol - who left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury - by going for a huge double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby provided an offensive impact with 26 points and 19 points, respectively.
For the Pistons, Andre Drummond had a big return game with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Blake Griffin chipped in 15 points but it was a team effort to stay in the game, with 10 different players in the scoring column.
Solid h̶o̶m̶e̶ road win. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/DkXfxLAuyp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
Norman Powell gets crushed by a screen and is headed to the lockerroom.
Detroit continues to chip away at this Raptors lead. The Pistons trail 105-96 after going on a 17-9 run to start the fourth quarter.
Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam are both on the court with five fouls with just under five minutes to play.
The Pistons have cut into the Raptors lead a bit, but Toronto remains in the lead 102-90 with 6:42 remaining in the game. Kyle Lowry now has 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, just one board and two assists shy of a triple-double. Pascal Siakam is also now up to 20 points, cooking Svi Mykhailiuk in isolation here.
🗣️ ISO ISO pic.twitter.com/qwsRkIr2oA- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
End of third quarter: Raptors 96, Pistons 79
The Raptors really opened things up in that third frame to take a 17-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Serge Ibaka is having a monster game with 21 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, filling in nicely for the injured Marc Gasol. Kyle Lowry is flirting with a triple-double with 18 points, eight assists and seven rebounds while OG Anunoby's 19 points and Pascal Siakam's 18 points round out the bulk of the team's scoring.
For the Pistons, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond have 15 points apiece but they're having trouble keeping up offensively as a team. Detroit is 6-for-28 (21.4%) from beyond the arc while Toronto has made 11 of their 26 attempts (42.3%).
After 3 in Toronto west. pic.twitter.com/wAfFMGuGIr- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
Toronto explodes for a quick 9-0 run to bust this game open a bit. The Raptors have extended their lead to 90-76 with 4:26 remaining in the third quarter.
The Raptors lead 84-76 with 5:29 remaining in the third quarter. Serge Ibaka has filled in nicely for the injured Marc Gasol with 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
BAKA 😤 | 14p - 7r pic.twitter.com/yZbdrgSJ3r- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
And now Blake Griffin has received a technical foul. That is the fourth technical foul assessed this game.
OG Anunoby is having a huge night for the Raptors with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists but just picked up his fourth foul. He remains in the game, but something to monitor with Toronto up 77-73 with under eight minutes to play in the quarter.
Halftime: Raptors 70, Pistons 64
The Raptors find themselves in the lead after a hectic half of play for both teams.
OG Anunoby (17 points), Pascal Siakam (16 points) and Kyle Lowry (14 points) are powering Toronto's offence as the Raptors are shooting 53.2% from the field and 47.4% from 3-point range. The Pistons duo of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin are keeping them in this one with 12 points apiece, but they've had scoring contributions from 10 different players - every player that has checked into the game - to hang tight with Toronto.
Plenty of offence.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
OG - 17p/5r
PS - 16p
KL - 14p/6a pic.twitter.com/LwgbHXxry9
Andre Drummond has now received a technical foul. This is already the third technical foul given out this game.
The Raptors are turning this game into a track meet, flying up and down the court. Kyle Lowry gets a coast-to-coast finish, OG Anunoby buried a 3-ball then Lowry matched him with a 3-pointer of his own. Toronto leads 62-55 with 2:13 remaining in the half.
Hype @Klow7 > pic.twitter.com/8mYBZJ2mNS- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
Bruce Brown finishes an and-one, which gives Pascal Siakam his third foul of the game. The Pistons have taken the lead 50-48.
Kyle Lowry has been given a technical foul after arguing a loose ball foul.
The Raptors are holding on to a slim 44-42 lead midway through the second frame. Derrick Rose has checked in and made an impact for the Pistons on the offensive end while OG Anunoby is pacing Toronto's offence with 11 points after knocking down a deep 3-pointer!
Don't worry OG got it pic.twitter.com/kobOMepkm6- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
End of first quarter: Raptors 30, Pistons 29
The Pistons immediately went on a 12-4 run once Marc Gasol left the game with an injury but the Raptors remain in the lead 30-29. Pascal Siakam's big first quarter of 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks keeps his team out front. Andre Drummond is asserting his dominance in the paint without Gasol on the floor, going for 10 points and six rebounds (three offensive) in the first frame.
Touch of spice to close the Q pic.twitter.com/it3dHEtaVp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
Marc Gasol has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a left hamstring strain.
Update: Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) will not return.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
The Raptors have taken a 21-17 lead as Pascal Siakam has taken over with 10 quick points. Marc Gasol has headed to the lockerroom holding the back of his left leg.
The Pistons lead the Raptors 8-6 early on in the first. Detroit is scoring with ease with six of their eight points coming in the paint. OG Anunoby has already thrown day a pair of easy dunks for Toronto as well.
"Thanks"- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
- OG pic.twitter.com/dIigoZ8mSA
The Pistons will start Bruce Brown, Luke Kennard, Tony Snell, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.
Blake's playing. Dre's playing. Our starters tonight:- Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) December 18, 2019
🔵 Bruce Brown
🔵 Luke Kennard
🔵 Tony Snell
🔵 Blake Griffin
🔵 Andre Drummond pic.twitter.com/N41hbbZbgd
The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Job4Gs1XTN- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 18, 2019
Blake Griffin (knee) and Andre Drummond (eye) will play for the Pistons. Fred VanVleet (knee) will miss his third-consecutive game for the Raptors.
Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond are in vs Raptors- Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) December 18, 2019
VanVleet officially out- Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) December 18, 2019