The Toronto Raptors close an early-season five-game road trip with a record of 3-2 after suffering a 110-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Raptors, who fall to 8-4 on the season, were led by 26 points (on 9-for-15 shooting) from Norman Powell and 24 points (on 8-for-18 shooting) from Fred VanVleet. It was one of the rougher performances from Pascal Siakam this season, as he scored just 15 points and was 6-for-24 from the field and 2-for-10 from beyond the arc.
For the Mavericks, it was Luka Doncic who led the way with 26 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. Kristaps Porzingis also grabbed 15 boards to go along with his 20 points in the game. Former Raptor Delon Wright paced the Mavs' second unit with 15 points (on 6-for-8 shooting).
If you missed the action, check below for score updates, highlights, stats and more from the trip's finale.
Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks
Preview | Box Score | Play-by-play
Final: Dallas Mavericks 110, Toronto Raptors 102
10:48 p.m. - After a layup from Norman Powell made it a one-possession game, Dallas responds with four unanswered to go back up by six.
It's 106-100 with 1:37 remaining in regulation.
10:44 p.m. - Boom.
Fred VanVleet knocks down a transition triple to cut the deficit to four with 2:16 remaining.
Timeout Mavs as they lead 102-98.
VanVleet is up to 24 points (on 8-for-17 shooting), tied with Norman Powell for a game-high.
10:41 p.m. - A technical foul from head coach Nick Nurse has seemingly fired the Raptors up, as they have gone on a 9-3 run in response.
Timeout on the floor as Dallas leads 101-93 with 3:17.
Fred VanVleet has an opportunity to cut the deficit to six when he steps to the line after the break.
10:33 p.m. - After the Raptors cut the deficit to six, the Mavericks score two straight buckets to get their lead back into double-digits.
After a Seth Curry putback, Dallas leads 94-84 with 6:10 remaining in regulation.
Curry's got 13 on the night while former Raptor Delon Wright has scored 15 points off the bench.
10:24 p.m. - Delon Wright finishes in transition to put the Mavericks up nine and Nick Nurse calls for a timeout.
Dallas leads 88-79 with 9:36 left.
There's plenty of time remaining, but the Raptors can't afford to fall behind much further to have a chance in this one.
End of Third Quarter: Dallas Mavericks 78, Toronto Raptors 77
10:18 p.m. - Dallas outscores Toronto 25-17 in the third period to take a one-point lead into the fourth.
Luka Doncic is flirting with another triple-double as he is up to 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while his running mate Kristaps Porzingis has 17 points and 13 rebounds.
For Toronto, Fred VanVleet has 17 points to lead the way while Pascal Siakam has scored 15 points but is just 6-for-20 (30.0%) from the field.
10:09 p.m. - A dunk from Dorian Finney-Smith puts Dallas up by five and the Raptors call for a timeout.
Mavericks lead 76-71 with 3:19 left in the third.
Toronto is 5-for-17 so far in the frame while Dallas is 9-for-17 up to this point.
Kristaps Porzingis has nine points in the third to bring his total to 17 points, a game-high total tied with both Luka Doncic and Fred VanVleet.
10:00 p.m. - The Mavs open the half on a 12-4 run to regain control.
Timeout on the floor as Dallas has taken a 65-64 lead with 6:27 remaining in the third.
Halftime: Toronto Raptors 60, Dallas Mavericks 53
9:45 p.m. - Halftime stats:
9:41 p.m. - One half's in the books and Toronto has used hot shooting to build a seven-point lead heading into the break.
Norman Powell (13 points), Fred VanVleet (13 points) and Matt Thomas (10 points) have combined to shoot 8-for-11 from behind the arc so far and the Raptors are shooting 11-for-22 (50.0%) as a team.
Pascal Siakam is Toronto's other double-digit scorer with 11 points (on 4-for-12 shooting) in 19 minutes.
15 points from Luka Doncic leads the way for the Mavericks, who led by as many as 11 points in the first half. It's been a cold-shooting half for Dallas, as the team is now 19-for-48 (38.3%) from the field and 5-for-23 (21.7%) from beyond the arc.
After Doncic, it's Kristaps Porzingis with eight points and former Raptor Delon Wright with seven points off the bench to pace Dallas.
9:26 p.m. - The Raptors are back in the lead after hitting eight of their last nine shots from the field.
It's now a 20-4 run for Toronto, who's up 49-44 with 4:30 left in the quarter.
Matt Thomas has provided a major boost off the bench so far with seven points (on 3-for-3 shooting) so far. He's a +13 in the box score in his first eight minutes of action.
Norman Powell has 13 points (on 4-for-4 shooting) to lead the Raptors so far.
9:20 p.m. - After trailing by 11 points, a Chris Boucher layup makes it a 7-0 run for the Raptors, who now trail 40-36.
Timeout Mavericks with 7:08 remaining in the half.
Boucher has three points and three rebounds in eight minutes of action while Pascal Siakam is up to nine points (on 3-for-10 shooting) on the night and two rebounds.
End of First Quarter: Mavericks 32, Raptors 22
9:10 p.m. - Dallas outscores Toronto 29-12 in the final nine minutes to take a 10-point lead into the second quarter.
Luka Doncic has been the standout early on with 14 first-quarter points to go along with four assists and two rebounds for the Mavs.
The Raptors were led by 10 points from Fred VanVleet but struggled to get going as a team, shooting just 6-for-20 (30.0%) from the field in the first 12 minutes of action.
8:55 p.m - And the Mavericks respond.
Out of the timeout, Dallas goes on a 13-0 run to take a 16-10 lead over Toronto.
Timeout Raptors with 5:43 remaining in the first.
Luka Doncic is making his presence felt early and often with five points and three assists while Kristaps Porzingis has three points and five boards.
Toronto is now shooting 2-for-9 from the field while Dallas is 5-for-12.
8:45 p.m. - Toronto comes out of the gates firing on all cylinders, forcing Rick Carlisle to call an early timeout.
The Raptors lead 10-3 just over two minutes into the game.
Norman Powell leads the way with five of Toronto's 10 points as the tea is 2-for-3 from deep and 4-for-4 from the foul line early on.
8:20 p.m. - He's back!
OG Anunoby takes the floor to get ready for his return.
🗣 OG's back! pic.twitter.com/axtFIiuxEx- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 17, 2019
8:10 p.m. - Officially official. OG Anunoby returns to the Raptors starting lineup alongside Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/y6zLlCziCg- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 17, 2019
Dallas will roll with a lineup of Luka Doncic, Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber.
The 5⃣ is set. Let's start this home stand off right!!! Mavs vs Raptors on @FOXSportsSW at 7:30pm #MFFL@modelousa | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/S9oOf3OfyJ- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 17, 2019