The Toronto Raptors were on fire, finishing 34-73 (46.6%) from the field, including 10-21 (47.6%) from beyond the arc, in a 99-87 win over the Sacramento Kings. Toronto (34-26) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Terrence Ross scored 18 points on 6-12 shooting, including 6-8 on 3-point attempts, in an efficient offensive performance. Other top contributors for Toronto included Patrick Patterson with 15 points and 6 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan with 15 points and 6 assists, and Kyle Lowry with 12 points and 7 assists. Despite the loss, DeMarcus Cousins put up 24 points for Sacramento on 8-12 shooting from the field and 8-10 from the free throw line. He also registered 7 rebounds.
The Kings had 14 assists against 17 turnovers for a ratio of .82. This year, they are 4-10 when having more turnovers than assists in a game. Conversely, the Raptors are 5-2 when holding their opponents below an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00.
This drops Sacramento (22-40) to 1-1 versus Toronto on the season.
Coming up next, the Raptors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 31-30 on the year. The Kings go up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently 30-30 this season. The Raptors are 1-0 versus Minnesota this season. The Kings are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season.
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