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NBA: Nine Raptors score in double figures in rout of Kings

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Scottie Barnes scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half and had a career-best five blocked shots as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Sacramento Kings 124-101 on Monday night.

Pascal Siakam added 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Raptors, who swept the season series with the Kings and finished a seven-game homestand with a 4-3 record.

Nine Raptors players scored in double figures, led by Chris Boucher’s 17 points.

Malachi Flynn scored 14 points while Yuta Watanabe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto. Fred VanVleet scored 12 points, Svi Mykhailiuk had 11 and Gary Trent Jr. and Justin Champagnie added 10 apiece.

De’Aaron Fox had 29 points for the Kings, who lost all three games on their road trip. Buddy Hield added 14 points, Alex Len scored 12, Marvin Bagley III had 12 with 11 rebounds and Tristan Thompson scored 11 points.

The Raptors, who were up by as many as 27 late in the second quarter, took a 24-point lead into the fourth.

Sacramento used an 8-0 run capped by Thompson’s dunk to cut the lead to 19 with 7:56 remaining before Toronto put it away. The Raptors took their largest lead of the night, 118-87, on Flynn’s jumper with 3:58 to play.

Toronto led 30-22 after one quarter.

The lead reached 19 points on Trent’s dunk with 6:40 to play in the second quarter. Siakam’s running layup stretched the lead to 23 with 4:55 left. The Kings scored the next five points, but with 33.8 seconds remaining, VanVleet’s 3-pointer bumped the lead to 27. Toronto led 70-45 at halftime.

The Kings trimmed the lead to 20 points on Len’s tip-in with 7:23 to play in the third quarter, but Toronto answered with five straight points. A jumper and a free throw returned the margin to 20.

Siakam restored the 25-point lead when he banked in a floating jumper with 1:02 to play, and the Raptors led 93-69 after the third quarter.

Precious Achiuwa (health and safety protocols), Khem Birch (knee) and OG Anunoby (hip pointer) did not play for Toronto.

–Field Level Media

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