Friday 10 July, 2020

Raptors continue hot start, top Jazz without Leonard

Kyle Lowry.

Kyle Lowry.

The Toronto Raptors continued to win in the NBA after beating the Utah Jazz on Monday.

Despite playing without star forward Kawhi Leonard, Toronto topped the Jazz 124-111 in Utah. The victory moved the Raptors to 10-1 this season and extended their winning streak to four games. 

The Raptors trailed for much of the first 20 minutes but closed the first half on an 18-6 run to take a double-digit lead into the locker room. From there, Toronto pulled away in the third quarter and cruised to the win. 

Five Raptors players scored at least 16 points and six reached double-figures. Point guard Kyle Lowry tallied 17 points and dished out 11 assists, while Pascal Siakam chipped in 16 points along with seven rebounds.

Alec Burks registered 22 points off the bench for the Jazz in the losing effort. 

LaVine lively for Bulls

Zach LaVine tallied 41 points, four rebounds and four assists in the Bulls' 116-115 double-overtime win over the Knicks.

Pistons center Andre Drummond had 25 points and 24 rebounds in his team's 120-115 loss to the Heat.

Jamal Murray scored a career-high 48 points in the Nuggets' 115-107 victory over the Celtics. 

Wasteful Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson made just one of his six shots and was a minus-15 in the Pelicans' 122-116 loss to the Thunder.

Monday's results
Miami Heat 120-115 Detroit Pistons
Houston Rockets 98-94 Indiana Pacers
Orlando Magic 102-100 Cleveland Cavaliers
Chicago Bulls 116-115 New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder 122-116 New Orleans Pelicans
Denver Nuggets 115-107 Boston Celtics
Toronto Raptors 124-111 Utah Jazz
Golden State Warriors 117-101 Memphis Grizzlies
Los Angeles Clippers 120-109 Minnesota Timberwolves

Bucks at Trail Blazers

The only game on Tuesday between teams with winning records features two explosive offenses. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the best players in the NBA this season while Portland are off to a surprising start behind guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

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