The Toronto Raptors are 2-0 to start their road trip.
Following their historic win over the Orlando Magic, the Raptors defeated the new-look Brooklyn Nets behind huge performances from Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam. Lowry scored a season-high 30 points while Siakam scored a season-high 33 points.
James Harden had yet another double-double, this time with 17 points and 12 assists, but it wasn't enough.
Check below for quarter-by-quarter updates from Toronto's victory.
10:05 p.m. - Fred VanVleet makes his first 3-pointer of the game after missing eight straight. Timely basket. Raptors lead 119-113 with 1:46 to go.
10:00 p.m. - Another bucket for Kyle Lowry. Make that 10 straight points for him. He's taking over.
9:57 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is leading the way for the Raptors down the stretch. He's scored seven straight points, giving him a season-high 27 points.
Kyle Lowry = #NBAAllStar- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
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Raptors now lead 111-110 with 3:24 to go.
9:52 p.m. - This one looks like it's going all the way. Nets lead 107-106 with 4:33 to play.
End of third quarter: Toronto Raptors 92, Brooklyn Nets 90
9:32 p.m. - One possession game going into the fourth.
Pascal Siakam had a monster third quarter for the Raptors, scoring 15 of their 25 points. He shot 4-for-6 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
COOKED 'em- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
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9:14 p.m. - It's been reported that Kevin Durant is out for the remainder of the game due to Health and Safety protocols.
9:11 p.m. - Kevin Durant picked up his fifth foul of the game early in the third quarter ... only it was overturned upon review. Big break for the Nets.
End of second quarter: Toronto Raptors 67, Brooklyn Nets 63
8:44 p.m. - Toronto leads by four points at the half despite Brooklyn's big run.
Four Raptors are in double-figures scoring through two quarters of play. Kyle Lowry leads the way with 17 points, followed by Norman Powell with 13 points, Chris Boucher with 11 points and Pascal Siakam with 10 points.
Kyrie Irving and James Harden, meanwhile, lead the Nets with 11 points each. Harden also has seven assists and four rebounds, working on yet another triple-double.
8:34 p.m. - The Raptors took a 17-point lead early in the second quarter. Since then, the Nets have outscored them 21-8, making this a four-point game with 3:57 remaining in the half.
8:24 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is feeling it. He's already scored eight points in the second quarter, bringing his total to 15 for the game.
.@Klow7 playin' like the #NBAAllStar he is pic.twitter.com/MR8qYnZ5V3- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
End of first quarter: Toronto Raptors 34, Brooklyn Nets 23
8:13 p.m. - Kyle Lowry makes a pull-up jumper in the closing seconds of the first quarter to put the Raptors up by 11.
Lowry (7) and Norman Powell (10) led the way for the Raptors in the period with 17 of the team's 34 points. It made up for a tough start from Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam, with the two combining for nine points on 4-for-16 shooting from the field.
8:02 p.m. - After missing the start of the game due to Health and Safety protocols, Kevin Durant is available to play. He checks into the game with 4:13 to go in the first quarter.
7:55 p.m. - The Raptors have come out of the gates strong. Through the midpoint of the first quarter, they already have four offensive rebounds, four steals and 14 fastbreak points.
Low-key thought @Klow7 was going to dunk it. #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/MMqd68ILSg- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
Raptors lead early, 19-11.
7:44 p.m. - According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Kevin Durant won't start for the Nets due to Health and Safety protocols. ESPN's Malika Andrews added that the team is "awaiting further updates to see if he may be available later in the game."
Without Durant, the Nets are starting Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, James Harden and DeAndre Jordan.
7:00 p.m. - Aron Baynes is good to go. He'll start alongside Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell and Pascal Siakam.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/mCkUx9H1Dn- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
1:30 p.m. - OG Anunoby (left calf strain) has been ruled out for the Raptors. Aron Baynes (right groin strain) is listed as probable.
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