Game Review: Raptors vs Pistons


Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)

DeMar DeRozan owned the Pistons in the 1st quarter as he dropped 11 points. Kyle Lowry added on 6 points. Toronto played good defense throughout the quarter, but they struggled to guard Detriot's Ish Smith and Andre Drummond. Smith and Drummond combined for 12 points. The Raptors led 30-26.

Lowry led the Raptors in the 2nd quarter with 6 points, while Delon Wright and Serge Ibaka combined for 10 points. With 10:48 remaining in the half, Jakob Poeltl had a huge put-back dunk off of a Wright missed shot. This pumped up the bench and the fans in the Air Canada Centre. The Pistons committed 4 turnovers in the quarter, which contributed to the Raptors lead. Toronto led 59-53 going into the half.

Toronto's Big 3 of Ibaka, DeRozan, and Lowry combined for 24 points in the period. They single handedly outscored the Pistons in the quarter by 2 points. The Raptors recorded 6 assists in the quarter. Toronto got out to a 93-75 lead over the Pistons heading into the final quarter.

Wright and Poeltl controlled the 4th quarter with ease. The two youngsters from the University of Utah performed several highlight plays throughout the period, one of them happening with about 9:28 on the clock. Delon threw a no look, over the shoulder pass to Jakob, who powered down a huge dunk. Then with 6:20 on the clock, Poeltl had a gigantic poster on Drummond, one of the best rim defenders in the game. The Raptors routed the Pistons 123-94. The Raptors tallied 31 assists off of 42 makes, and this win was Toronto's 7th 25-point win, which is tied for the most in the league with Golden State.

6ix Best
Kyle Lowry: 20pts, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
DeMar DeRozan: 20pts, 7 assists
Serge Ibaka: 19pts, 9 rebounds
Pascal Siakam: 11pts, 5 rebounds, 6 assists
C.J. Miles: 9pts, 3 rebounds
Delon Wright: 8pts, 4 assists

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