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HomeBreaking NewsSiakam leads Raptors past Hornets 124-114

Siakam leads Raptors past Hornets 124-114

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TORONTO – Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 35 points and also pulled down seven rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets 124-114 on Thursday.

It was the 50th time that Siakam has scored 30 or more points in his career.

Scottie Barnes added 21 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists as Toronto (19-23) won its third straight game, its longest such streak of the season. Gary Trent Jr. scored 19.

LaMelo Ball led Charlotte (11-32) with 32 points and seven assists before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Terry Rozier added 21 points, while Mason Plumlee had a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double as the Hornets lost their third in a row.

It was the second consecutive game at Scotiabank Arena between the two teams.

Toronto made a season-high 20 three-pointers in 44 attempts on Tuesday night as the Raptors beat Charlotte 132-120.

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That hot shooting continued on Thursday, with Toronto draining 5-of-8 three-point attempts in the first quarter to take a 38-29 lead. Siakam and Anunoby led all scorers with 12 points apiece after one period.

Siakam drained a 28-foot three-pointer with 11.1 seconds left in the half to give the Raptors a 69-55 lead at intermission. It was his third of the game and improved Toronto’s shooting from range to 47.1 per cent (8 for 17).

Forward Precious Achiuwa made one of two free throws at the other end to give Toronto a 97-88 lead heading into the final quarter.

The Hornets challenged the Raptors in the fourth, forcing Toronto head coach Nick Nurse to keep his starters in the game for most of the quarter.

Neither team could score on several possessions before Ball drove to the net for a layup and to

TORONTO – Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 35 points and also pulled down seven rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets 124-114 on Thursday. Scottie Barnes added 21 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists as Toronto (19-23) won its third straight game, its longest such streak of the season. Toronto made a season-high 20 three-pointers in 44 attempts on Tuesday night as the Raptors beat Charlotte 132-120.

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