Toronto Raptors were once again guided by the senior players Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam to a dominating win over Dallas Mavericks. Lowry scored 23, whereas Siakam scored 19 points. The latter had a big second half as he scored 15 of his points in that period. Whereas for the Mavericks, for a change they were led by Porzingis, who scored 23 points and 9 rebound. After topping Michael Jordan in the previous game, Luka Doncic scored 15 in this game.
The game was tied 47-47 after a first half in which the Raptors shot 11.8% from behind the arc and 19 for 32 (59.4%) from inside it. Siakam’s short jumper midway through the third quarter broke a 59-all tie and launched a 16-2 run that put the Raptors up to stay. Boucher and Norman Powell led an early fourth-quarter rally that put the game away.
Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam lead Raptors against Mavericks
The Raptors seemed to have picked up the pace after a very slow start to the 2020-21 season. Whereas for the Dallas Mavericks it seems like the tables are turning and surely not in their favor. As after this loss they have lost 7 of their 13 games.
Talking more about the Mavericks, Josh Richardson, Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith and F-C Dwight Powell, all of whom were among the team’s top 10 in minutes played, remained sidelined on COVID protocol. The Mavs surely need to perform and not rely entirely on their marquee players.