The Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to two games with a dominant 142-113 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Pascal Siakam led the way for the Raptors with 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Scottie Barnes and Dennis Schroder added 17 points apiece.
Gary Trent Jr. also contributed 15 points to the winning effort. The Raptors controlled the game from start to finish, taking a 12-point lead into the second quarter and extending their advantage to as many as 26 points before halftime.
They finished the game shooting 51.8% from the field and 44.4% from three-point range. Stanley Umud was the lone bright spot for the Pistons, finishing with 19 points and four rebounds. Cade Cunningham added 18 points, while Cory Joseph chipped in with 12 points and five assists.
The Raptors' victory improves their record to 6-7, while the Pistons fall to 2-12 and remain in last place in the Eastern Conference. Detroit announced a good season, but it seems that not everything is going as planned.
Doncic's Double-Double Not Enough as Mavericks Fall to Kings
Despite another double-double from Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks suffered a 129-113 defeat to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Doncic finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Kings' hot shooting and strong rebounding. Domantas Sabonis led the Kings with 32 points and 13 rebounds, his best game of the season. He has now recorded double-doubles in 10 of his last 12 games.
D'Aaron Fox added 30 points for the Kings, while Keegan Murray chipped in with 17 points. The Kings controlled the game from start to finish, leading by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter. They shot 50.8% from the field and outrebounded the Mavericks 56-47.
Kyrie Irving led the Mavericks with 28 points, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 14 points. The Mavericks shot 42.9% from the field but struggled from three-point range, making just 10 of their 32 attempts. The Kings' victory improves their record to 6-6, while the Mavericks fall to 6-7. Sacramento is playing better and better, if they continue at this pace there are great possibilities ahead of them.