Toronto Raptors 125, Detroit Pistons 113

Things got a little spicy in the Scotiabank Arena last night, as Pascal Siakam scored 30 points in three periods to lead the Toronto Raptors to a big 125-113 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season.

Siakam finished with 30 points, including 19 in the third, Meanwhile, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 11 assists.

Siakam made eight of 12 shots in the third, including three of four from 3-point range, as the defending NBA champions outscored Detroit 37-27 to take a 101-85 lead into the fourth.

“I feel comfortable,” Siakam said. “The more I get in situations like that, the more comfortable I get. Just having the coach trust me to have the ball in my hands, and my teammates also, it feels good.”

Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Siakam is becoming “a prime-time scorer.”

Also, Lowry scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell each had 19 and OG Anonuby added 13 for the Raptors. The hosts shot 59% from the field. That is their best mark of the season. Siakam finished 13 of 21, Ibaka went 9 for 15 and Powell was 7 for 10.

Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds for the Pistons. Detroit has now lost three of four. Derrick Rose added 16 points and 10 assists.

Meanwhile, Langston Galloway scored 17 points and Markieff Morris had 16 as Casey finished on the losing end of a Pistons-Raptors game for the first time in three seasons.

Peace,

Burke.

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