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Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

The Detroit Pistons dominated the Toronto Raptors in this one, sweeping the season-series 3-0.

Behind a balanced scoring attack that saw six different players notch double figures, the Pistons depth put the pressure on the Raptors. Detroit converting 50.0 percent of their 3-point attempts also played a key factor in the outcome, as Toronto's defence had no answer.

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Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights

Final: Pistons 118, Raptors 104

The Raptors' defence had no answer for the Pistons all game. Detroit shot 50.7 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from 3-point range, making it look easy on the offensive end. Saddiq Bey, Saben Lee and Hamidou Diallo all scored 19 points apiece to lead the Pistons, while Detroit's bench out-scored Toronto's 65-24 to decide the outcome.

Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 22 points, OG Anunoby chipped in 19 points and Gary Trent Jr. had his best game yet as a Raptor with 15 points, but they didn't have enough offensive fire power to make up for their lack of defence.

The Pistons aren't budging on this one - they lead the Raptors 110-90 with 5:38 left in the game. The biggest difference has been bench scoring, where Detroit's second unit is out-scoring Toronto 57-18.

End of third quarter: Pistons 92, Raptors 75

The Raptors failed to make any dent in the Pistons' lead, trailing by 17 points going into the fourth quarter. Detroit is lighting it up from 3-point range, shooting 14-for-28 (50.0%) from beyond the arc. Rookie sharpshooter Saddiq Bey has done the most damage on that front, going 5-for-7 from distance for a team-high 19 points.

The Raptors have gotten 22 points from Fred VanVleet, but there hasn't been much help elsewhere. Pascal Siakam has really struggled with just six points while shooting 1-for-7 from the field. One of the few bright spots: newly acquired Gary Trent Jr. is having his best game as a Raptor with 13 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals. This one pass was particularly impressive.

Halftime: Pistons 66, Raptors 50

It was an ugly half for the Raptors, who allowed the Pistons to shoot 54.3 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from 3-point land. Fred VanVleet was one of the few players providing some energy, scoring 19 points on four 3-pointers, but the star guard hobbled to the locker room before halftime with an apparent injury. At the break, the Raptors announced that VanVleet "jammed" his leg and will be available to return.

Struggling to come up with stops, the Raptors trail the Pistons 54-37 with 5:42 to play in the half. Detroit's bench tandem of Cory Joseph (10 points) and Hamidou Diallo (14 points) are providing a punch to keep their team out in front.

The Pistons are amidst a 20-6 run as they have maintained a 44-27 lead early in the second quarter. Head coach Nick Nurse has taken a timeout to try and weather the storm.

End of first quarter: Pistons 35, Raptors 27

Defensive lapses have the Raptors playing from behind after one frame. The Pistons are shooting 57.9 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from 3-point range, with Saddiq Bey's eight points leading the way. Fred VanVleet has the hot hand for Toronto, scoring 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field.

Gary Trent Jr. gets his first two 3-pointers of the game to fall. Toronto still trails Detroit 14-12 at the first stoppage in play with 6:50 to go in the quarter.

Pregame

The Pistons will start Saben Lee, Wayne Ellington, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee.

Kyle Lowry (foot) WILL play tonight and start alongside Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.

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