The Toronto Raptors made it three wins a row as they defeated Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in a special MLK Day meeting.
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At 5-8, Toronto inches closer to .500 as Dallas loses for the third straight time to fall to 6-7. If you missed any action, check below for live score updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout the night…
Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live score updates, news, stats and highlights
Final: Raptors 116, Mavericks 93
- Timeout on the floor, Toronto leads 111-93 with 2:04 remaining in the game.
The Raptors will move to 5-8 on the season.
- It's looking like Toronto is going to pull away here.
4:02 remains and the Raptors lead 108-87.
- We've got another timeout on the floor.
The Raptors lead 99-83 and 6:14 remains in the game.
- The Raptors are trying to pull away.
Toronto leads 96-82 with 6:59 remaining in the fourth quarter but Dallas will likely look to stage one more late run.
Chris Boucher (18) and Norman Powell (17) have combined for 35 points off the bench for Toronto while Kyle Lowry still leads all scorers with 23 points.
Kristaps Porzingis is up to 21 points but Luka Doncic is still sitting on 14 points.
End of Third Quarter: Raptors 81, Mavericks 72
- A Kyle Lowry floater at the buzzer gives the Raptors a nine-point lead heading into the final frame.
Lowry scored 12 in the third to bring his total for the game to a game-high 23 points in addition to eight rebounds and six assists. Pascal Siakam has 13 points but is shooting just 4-for-16 from the field.
For the Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis has a team-high 18 points while Luka Doncic has 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but is 4-for-10 from the field.
- Toronto is outscoring Dallas 28-18 to get back up by double digits.
Timeout on the floor as the Raptors lead 75-65 with 2:29 remaining in the third frame.
Kyle Lowry leads all scorers with 19 points while Chris Boucher leads all reserves with 13 points.
Toronto has found its 3-point stroke and is now shooting 5-for-7 in the third quarter.
- We've got a back-and-forth affair at Amalie Arena.
Just under five minutes into the second half, the Raptors are up 57-56.
Defence creating offence pic.twitter.com/XXYDKJRJXg- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 19, 2021
Kristaps Porzingis still leads all scorers with 18 points while Kyle Lowry is up to 16 points to lead the Raptors, who are beginning to find their stroke from deep. Toronto has hit two of its four 3s in the second half after missing 15 3s in the first half.
Halftime: Raptors 47, Mavericks 47
- The Mavericks close the half of a 16-6 run and things are all tied up as we enter the halftime break.
Kristaps Porzingis leads all scorers with 14 points while Kyle Lowry and Chris Boucher are up to 11 points apiece to lead the Raptors.
Allow the halftime stats to tell the rest of the story:
- Dallas has responded and is back in the lead, courtesy of a 13-2 run over the last 2:52.
The Mavericks now lead 44-43 with 2:22 remaining in the first half.
The Mavs are finding their stroke from beyond the arc as they are now shooting 5-for-16 from 3 while the Raptors are shooting just 2-for-15.
- The Raptors are enjoying a big boost from the second unit early in the second quarter.
Timeout Dallas, as Toronto leads 33-28 with 7:35 on the clock.
Chris Boucher is up to a team-high nine points while Norman Powell has added seven points. The Raptors reserves are outscoring the Mavericks second unit 18-6.
For Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis is up to a game-high 11 points.
End of First Quarter: Raptors 22, Mavericks 18
- One quarter is in the books and neither team has gotten it going from the field.
Toronto is shooting 9-for-24 (37.5%) from the field, including 1-for-10 (10.0%) from deep, while Dallas is shooting 5-for-18 (27.8%) from the field and 1-for-10 (10.0%) from 3-point range.
Outside of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the Mavs have scored four points on 1-for-10 shooting. For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell lead the way with five points apiece.
Norm picking up where he left off pic.twitter.com/gqY87kilM8- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 19, 2021
- Some sloppy and physical play led to the frustration of Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, who was quickly ejected after picking up two techincal fouls.
There's a timeout on the floor as the Raptors lead 21-16 with 58.4 remaining in the opening frame.
Assistant coach Jamahl Mosley will act as Dallas' head coach for the remainder of the game while Toronto will step to the line with a chance to extend the lead.
- We're nearing the end of the first and Toronto holds a 17-16 lead.
Timeout on the floor with 2:45 left in the frame.
Kristaps Porzingis (8) and Luka Doncic (6) have combined for 14 of the Mavs' 16 points. Outside of that duo, Dallas is shooting 1-for-8 from the field, which came from rookie Josh Green.
That was a DIME 😮#MFFL | https://t.co/uXvJOxCkIA pic.twitter.com/JaRtm1Uz09- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 19, 2021
Kyle Lowry leads the way for the Raptors with five points.
- The call is overturned and Aron Baynes is charged with the foul.
Kristaps Porzingis split a pair of free throws to put the Mavericks up 8-6 early on.
- A call on the floor says that Aron Baynes drew a charge on Kristaps Porzingis but Rick Carlisle has challenged the ruling.
Effectively, there's a timeout on the floor.
The Mavericks lead 7-6 at the 8:21 mark of the opening quarter.
- Kristaps Porzingis gets the Mavs on the board first with a putback jam but the Raptors quickly respond courtesy of OG Anunoby.
- In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the game presentation began with a special presentation.
"Deep in our history of struggle for freedom, Canada was the North Star."- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 19, 2021
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/6DSze0duY5
- The Toronto Raptors again go with a starting unit of Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Aron Baynes.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/DPepgBtBV1- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 19, 2021
The Dallas Mavericks welcome Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr. back into the starting lineup alongside Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Happy to have @jalenbrunson1 back on the floor 👏 @ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/tYwGGeCSDV- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 19, 2021
- While the Dallas Mavericks will be without Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell and Josh Richardson due to Health and Safety Protocols, Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr. are no longer listed on the injury report and Hardaway is confirmed to be available for the game.
On the second end of a back-to-back, some added depth could prove to be crucial for the Mavs.
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