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Montreal’s Boucher, Dort bring sizable performances as Raptors edge Sing

TAMPA, Fla. — Montreal’s Chris Boucher had 31 functions and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors prolonged Oklahoma Metropolis’s season-worst dropping run to 10 video games, beating the Sing 112-106 on Sunday night. Gary Trent Jr.

TAMPA, Fla. — Montreal’s Chris Boucher had 31 functions and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors prolonged Oklahoma Metropolis’s season-worst dropping run to 10 video games, beating the Sing 112-106 on Sunday night.

Gary Trent Jr. added 23 functions for Toronto, which has obtained three straight. Malachi Flynn had 15 functions and eight rebounds.

Luguentz Dort led the Sing with 29 functions, 21 of them coming in the well-known quarter of what formed up as a duel of gamers with Montreal roots.

New Raptors centre Khem Birch of Montreal furthermore performed, notching seven functions and six rebounds.

“It place some pep in my step a shrimp bit. It with out a doubt place some more vitality into the game,” Boucher acknowledged. “I precise desire folks to cherish we comprise now guys from Montreal that are truly talented. It used to be a thrilling showcase precise to show folks what we comprise now.”

“They every doubtlessly desired to positioned on a show tonight and besides they every did it,” Toronto coach Slash Nurse acknowledged.

Darius Bazley added 16 functions and eight rebounds for the Sing, who comprise lost 13 of 14 since leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander used to be sidelined final month by a correct foot damage.

The Raptors did no longer exhaust the lead for retains till Boucher’s 3-pointer with 2: 27 final. Trent role up Boucher for an additional 3-pointer that clinched the victory with 10.4 seconds left.

“We’ve been dropping a lot of shut video games, so it with out a doubt felt factual to bewitch this one and know that we are capable of attain video games,” Boucher acknowledged.

Dort made all seven of his shots in the well-known quarter, in conjunction with 5 3-pointers, and the Sing moved forward by 12 functions in the 2nd quarter.

Boucher had 20 functions in the well-known half in conjunction with a 3-pointer buzzer shot that cut Oklahoma Metropolis’s profit to 59-52. The Sing comprise been 9 of 17 from 3-level range in the opening half.

Toronto’s Paul Watson Jr., coming off a profession-excessive 30-level game on Friday night, went scoreless in 22 minutes, missing 10 shots.

TIP-INS

Sing: C Aleksej Pokusevski blocked six shots. … Dort, who scored 42 functions at Utah on Tuesday night, used to be listed as questionable before the game with a hip damage. … The Sing went into the game leading the NBA in turnovers (15.7 per game) and committed 22 Sunday night. … Opponents are averaging 123.7 functions all the plan in which by plan of the Sing’s 10-game skid.

Raptors: F OG Anunoby (calf) overlooked his third game of the final 5. … F Pascal Siakam (shoulder) overlooked his third of the final six. … G Fred VanVleet (left hip flexor) has overlooked eight of the final nine video games and G Kyle Lowry (toe) has overlooked 10 of the final 11. … F Freddie Gillespie signed a 2nd 10-day contract.

UP NEXT

Sing: At Washington on Monday night.

Raptors: Host Brooklyn in Tampa on Wednesday night.

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Dick Scanlon, The Connected Press

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