Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors to their second straight victory over the Hornets

January 14, 2023

The Toronto Raptors win over the visiting Charlotte Hornets 124-114 on Thursday night thanks to 35 points from Pascal Siakam on 11 of 13 shooting.


For the Raptors, who swept the two-game series with Charlotte and have now won three straight games for the first time this season, Scottie Barnes contributed 21 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds.


Mr. Gary Trent. For Toronto, they added 19 points. O. G. For the Raptors, Anunoby had 15 points and four steals, Fred VanVleet had 11 points and eight assists, and Precious Achiuwa had 10 points.


LaMelo Ball led the Hornets, who have dropped three straight games, with a season-high 32 points. Mason Plumlee scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for Charlotte, while Terry Rozier added 21 points. J. Jalen McDaniels added 10 points, and Washington scored 11.


In the final frame, Toronto had a nine-point advantage. With 10:23 left, Achiuwa’s dunk pushed the advantage to 14.


Charlotte answered with a 7-0 run, but with 6:17 left, Barnes’ jumper gave Toronto an 11-point advantage.


With 1:39 remaining in the fourth quarter, Plumlee’s layup and free throw trimmed the deficit to five. VanVleet made a 3-pointer with 48.5 seconds left to increase the lead to eight.


Charlotte had 22 errors.


After one quarter, Toronto was in front, 38-29. With an 11-2 run to start the second quarter, the Raptors pushed their advantage to 18.


The Hornets returned the favor with an 8-0 run. Chris Boucher’s layup gave the Raptors another 18-point lead with 5:58 remaining.


Charlotte scored the following seven points. Ball later reduced the lead to eight with a free throw with 2:34 left in the first half. Toronto led 69-55 at the break thanks to Siakam’s 3-pointer.


Ball and Siakam each scored 18 points in the first half, with Toronto shooting 59.5% (25-for-42) from the field and Charlotte shooting 51.2% (21-for-42).


With 9:49 remaining in the third quarter, Plumlee’s layup and free throws trimmed the margin to nine. With 4:38 left to play, Rozier’s layup cut the deficit to 82-75. With 1:25 remaining, a layup and free throw from Cody Martin cut the margin to six. After three quarters, Toronto was in the lead, 97-88.


Charlotte was without Gordon Hayward because of a hamstring injury.

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