The Toronto Raptors took the FedEx Forum floor for the fourth game of a six-game trip and exited with a 15-point win over the Memphis Grizzlies to move to 11-13 on the season.
Toronto continues to build momentum as it has now won four of its last five, handing Memphis its fourth loss in a row.
If you missed any action, check below for quarter-by-quarter updates, news, stats and highlights from throughout the night…
Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights
BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY
Final: Raptors 128, Grizzlies 113
- With just 4:00 left in the fourth, Toronto leads 120-108.
Pascal Siakam is up to a game-high 30 points but Norman Powell (29) and Fred VanVleet (28) aren't too far behind.
Jonas Valanciunas is continuing his dominance as he has 27 points and 19 rebounds but Memphis' offence has been stifled by the Toronto defence for the last 11 minutes of game time.
- 5:24 remains in regulation and the Raptors hold a 115-106 lead over the Grizzlies.
Toronto is now on a 30-11 extended run since Nurse's ejection.
End of Third Quarter: Grizzlies 97, Raptors 94
- Toronto responds to its head coach's ejection by ending the quarter on a 9-2 run.
It's a one-possession game heading into the fourth.
This one could come down to the wire.
- During a timeout, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was assessed his second technical foul and was ejected from the game.
Assistant coach Adrian Griffin will serve as the team's head coach for the remainder of the game.
- There's 3:02 left in the third quarter and Memphis holds a 94-85 lead over Toronto.
Jonas Valanciunas' dominance continues as he's up to 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead the way for the Grizzlies, who have also enjoyed 18 points and eight assists from Ja Morant.
For Toronto, it's a trio of starters in Pascal Siakam (20 points), Norman Powell (19 points) and Fred VanVleet (18 points) that have had a hand in the majority of the offence.
The Raptors' issues are coming on the defensive end as they've had a tough time getting stops.
- With Kyle Lowry out for the remainder of the game, DeAndre' Bembry is starting the second half for the Raptors.
Halftime: Grizzlies 70, Raptors 63
- Memphis closes the first half on a 17-4 run to take a seven-point lead into the break.
It's been a dominant first half from former Raptor Jonas Valanciunas, who has 18 points and 14 rebounds (eight offensive) - all game-highs - in under 16 minutes of action. Dillon Brooks (13), Ja Morant (11) and Grayson Allen (11) are the other two Grizzlies in double figures.
Norman Powell leads the way for the Raptors with 16 points while Pascal Siakam has found his 3-point stroke and is up to 14 points and is 3-for-5 from deep.
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Fred VanVleet (10 points) is the other Raptor up to double figures in the first half.
- Injury update: Kyle Lowry has exited the game with back spasms and will not return.
UPDATE - Kyle LOWRY (back spasm) will not return.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 9, 2021
End of First Quarter: Raptors 35, Grizzlies 34
- We've got a high-scoring affair in Memphis.
Toronto takes a one-point lead into the second quarter courtesy of a last-second triple by Terence Davis II.
The Raptors finish the first quarter shooting 12-for-24 (50.0%) from the field and 5-for-11 (45.5%) from 3. The Grizzlies are just as hot, shooting 9-for-18 (50.0%) from the field and 5-for-9 (55.6%) from deep.
- 2:45 remains in the first quarter and the Grizzlies lead 28-26.
Norman Powell leads all scorers with 11 points (on 4-for-5 shooting) while Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies with eight points.
3-point shooting has been the name of the game as Toronto is 4-for-8 from deep early on. Memphis is currently shooting 3-for-4 from the land beyond.
- Toronto will again go with a starting lineup of Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam, Aron Baynes.
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Starting for Memphis: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, Kyle Anderson and Jonas Valanciunas.
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- We've got a pretty lengthy inactive list as the Raptors will be without OG Anunoby (left calf), Malachi Flynn (G League assignment), Jalen Harris (G League assignment) and Patrick McCaw (left knee).
Memphis will be without seven players as Brandon Clarke (right calf), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee), Sean McDermott (left shoulder), De'Anthony Melton (left shoulder), Jontay Porter (G League assignment), Killian Tillie (left foot) and Justise Winslow (left hip) have all been ruled out.
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