Raptors rout short-handed Warriors by 50
TAMPA, Florida: Pascal Siakam scored 36 points in three quarters, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Golden State Warriors, 130-77, on Friday (Saturday in Manila) with the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season.
Toronto shot 53.4 percent in the game and won for just the second time in 15 games. The Raptors pushed its lead to 61 points when Malachi Flynn htit a short jump shot with 6:29 remaining.
Gary Trent Jr. finished with 24 points, and OG Anunoby added 21.
The 53-point win was the biggest in the NBA this season, two points wider than the final margin of Dallas’ 124-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on December 27. The last time an NBA game was decided by more was on Dec. 8, 2018 when Boston beat Chicago, 133-57.
Andrew Wiggins led Golden State with 15 points all in the first half. It was the seventh loss in eight games for the Warriors, which played without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, a late scratch with a left finger injury.
In Phoenix, Devin Booker scored 32 points, Chris Paul had 17 points and 12 assists, and Phoenix built a 30-point lead by the end of the first quarter en route to a rout of Oklahoma City, 140-103.
New York 24-25
L.A. Clippers 32-18
L.A. Lakers 31-18
San Antonio 24-22
Golden State 23-26
New Orleans 21-27
Oklahoma City 20-28