Toronto Raptors Lose to Warriors, Slump to 13-17

(© imago images) NBA, Basketball Herren, USA Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors Dec 18, 2022 Toronto, Ontario, CAN Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole 3 drives to the net against Toronto Raptors forward Christian Koloko 35 during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Scotiabank Arena Ontario Copyright: xJohnxE.xSokolowskix

The Raptors suffered a blowout loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors this Sunday at home, falling 126-110. The Warriors were able to dominate without All-Star point guard Steph Curry, who was out with a dislocated shoulder, rubbing salt in the wounds of a teetering Raptors team. The Warriors were also without starting forward Andrew Wiggins.

The game was never really close, as the Warriors opened up a 14 points lead by halftime. By the end of the third quarter the gap had turned into 22, leading to a rather meaningless fourth quarter which led to a bunch of garbage time for the benches.

Jordan Poole finished with a NBA career-high 43 points, going 14-23 from the field and hitting 5-11 from deep. 25 of Poole’s points came in the first half, setting the tone for the game with his aggressive moves to the hoop. Both Draymond Green and Klay Thompson chipped in with 17 points as well as Jamychal Green with 15.

Most of the Raptors players had a forgettable night as Pascal Siakam led the way, with 27 points on 9-20 shooting. Fred VanVleet was able to notch 22 points on 7-18 from the field to go along with 8 assists. Starters O G Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. weren’t available for the game due to injuries.

The Raptors shot 42.1% overall from the field compared to the Warriors 53.1%, which was the difference in the game. The Warriors also had ten more assists, finishing with 31 to Toronto’s 21. On the bright side, the Raptors were able to marginally out-rebound the Warriors and had only 12 turnovers.

Toronto is now sitting in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and have lost 5 consecutive games. While the team has been hit by a number of key injuries, if they don’t turn it around soon they could find themselves well out of playoff contention.

Up Next For The Raptors

The Raptors will be facing off against the Philadelphia 76ers this Monday night on a short turn-around. The game will be played in Phili where the 76ers have an 11-5 record. The 76ers have been hot as of late winning their last four games and finding their offensive groove.

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