Pascal Siakam scored 30 factors and Serge Ibaka added 21 to raise the Toronto Raptors to their 10th straight victory, 105-92 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday evening.
Siakam made his first 5 pictures from the sphere and scored 13 factors within the first quarter, when the Raptors rapidly constructed their lead into double digits. They had been principally in management after that, handing a Pistons crew that was lacking Blake Griffin its fifth loss in a row.
The victory clinched a visit to the all-star recreation for Raptors coach Nick Nurse and his workers, who will coach Group Giannis.
The Raptors (35-14) are assured the perfect report within the Jap Convention amongst groups with an eligible head coach via this Sunday’s deadline. Milwaukee has the highest mark within the East however Mike Budenholzer is ineligible as a result of he coached within the all-star recreation final yr.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel and his workers beforehand earned the spot to teach the all-star crew captained by their very own participant, LeBron James.
The NBA all-star recreation might be held on Feb. 16 at Chicago’s United Heart.
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Toronto is one win shy of its franchise report for consecutive victories.
Raps led comfortably
The Pistons had been with out Griffin (left knee surgical procedure), and Luke Kennard (bilateral knee tendinitis) additionally missed the sport. Andre Drummond had 20…