WAS
TOR

No Text

Siakam scores career-best 44, Raptors beat Wizards 129-120

TORONTO (AP) Pascal Siakam isn't pleased to be taking it easy over All-Star weekend and took out his frustration Wednesday night.

Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 for their sixth straight win.

''If he keeps playing like this, he's a 2020 All-Star,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of Siakam.

Toronto's third-year forward was asked whether his big night was a message to those who passed him over for an All-Star spot this year.

''Take it as you want,'' Siakam said. ''I wish I was going to Charlotte.''

Newly signed Raptors guard Jeremy Lin said he was impressed with Siakam's diverse skill set.

''I knew he was good but tonight was something special,'' Lin said. ''He showed the full package tonight.''

Toronto improved to 13-3 without All-Star Kawhi Leonard, who sat for the second time in four games because of a sore left knee. Leonard also missed last Thursday's win at Atlanta. Coach Nick Nurse said he wouldn't mind if Leonard played in Sunday's All-Star Game.

Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and 13 assists as the Raptors used a big third quarter to overcome a 12-point deficit and post their fifth straight victory over the struggling Wizards.

Bradley Beal has 28 points and 11 assists, Jeff Green scored 23 and Jabari Parker 22 as Washington lost for the fifth time in seven games.

''We're down right now,'' Brooks said. ''We've got a lot of work ahead of us.''

Down 103-93 to begin the fourth, Washington cut it to 112-111 on a 3-pointer by Bobby Portis with 4:55 left. Lowry replied with a 3 for Toronto, and Siakam made back-to-back baskets, putting Toronto up 119-111 at 3:44.

Toronto faced its biggest deficit, 80-68, at 8:48 of the third. The Raptors answered with a 15-0 spurt, reclaiming the lead at 83-80 before Washington called timeout at 4:43. Siakam scored 19 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 35-13 run, taking a 103-93 lead into the final quarter.

Washington led 65-59 lead at halftime.

LINSANITY IN THE NORTH

Lin played 25 minutes in his Toronto debut after signing earlier in the day. He was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

''I almost feel like I'm cheating, jumping into a 40-something win team,'' Lin said. ''I'm happy to be here.''

Lin received a brief ovation when he checked in for Norman Powell at 4:05 of the first. He finished with eight points, five assists and five rebounds.

''Even though I was trying to be stoic and figure out what we were going to do on the defensive end, it was very heartwarming,'' Lin said. ''Every time I've come to Toronto, it's always felt like a home game.''

Lin can expect plenty of action when play resumes after the All-Star break. Before the game, the Raptors said guard Fred VanVleet had surgery in New York to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. VanVleet, who was hurt in Saturday's win at New York, is expected to miss at least three weeks.

TIP-INS

Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky was inactive because of personal reasons. ... The Wizards missed nine of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range. ... Washington is 7-23 on the road.

Raptors: F Patrick McCaw was inactive because of a sore right shoulder. ... Ibaka has scored at least 10 points in 20 straight games, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 21 games in 2014. ... Siakam made a career-best four 3-pointers, and Anunoby also had a season-high four.

THIS IS 40

Siakam is the 11th player in Raptors history to reach the 40-point plateau.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit Charlotte on Friday, February 22.

Raptors: Host San Antonio on Friday, February 22.

---

More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2019 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:02
+ 1 Chasson Randle made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:26
  WAS team rebound 0:26
  Chasson Randle missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:26
  Personal foul on Jordan Loyd 0:26
+ 1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 0:31
  Shooting foul on Jeff Green 0:31
+ 1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:51
+ 1 Bradley Beal made 1st of 2 free throws 0:51
+ 1 Pascal Siakam made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:57
+ 1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 0:57
Team Stats
Points 120 129
Field Goals 37-84 (44.0%) 44-92 (47.8%)
3-Pointers 14-40 (35.0%) 16-38 (42.1%)
Free Throws 32-39 (82.1%) 25-30 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 50 57
Offensive 4 9
Defensive 39 43
Team 7 5
Assists 27 32
Steals 6 8
Blocks 3 8
Turnovers 18 14
Fouls 28 28
Technicals 0 2
28 PTS, 3 REB, 11 AST
44 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
1234T
away team logo Wizards 24-34 26392827120
home team logo Raptors 43-16 30294426129
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 24-34 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Raptors 43-16 106.6 PPG 42.3 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
B. Beal SG PPG RPG APG FG%
P. Siakam PF 19.0 PPG 7.1 RPG 2.8 APG 47.0 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Beal SG 28 PTS 3 REB 11 AST
P. Siakam PF 44 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
44.0 FG% 47.8
35.0 3PT FG% 42.1
82.1 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 28 3 11 6/15 2/7 14/15 3 43 1 1 6 1 2 -8 49
J. Green 23 7 2 8/14 4/7 3/3 3 39 1 0 2 0 7 -4 33
T. Ariza 19 8 6 5/11 3/9 6/6 1 32 0 0 1 0 8 -19 38
T. Bryant 13 5 0 5/11 2/4 1/2 4 19 0 1 0 0 5 +5 19
C. Randle 2 2 2 0/4 0/3 2/4 3 14 1 0 2 0 2 -16 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 28 3 11 6/15 2/7 14/15 3 43 1 1 6 1 2 -8 49
J. Green 23 7 2 8/14 4/7 3/3 3 39 1 0 2 0 7 -4 33
T. Ariza 19 8 6 5/11 3/9 6/6 1 32 0 0 1 0 8 -19 38
T. Bryant 13 5 0 5/11 2/4 1/2 4 19 0 1 0 0 5 +5 19
C. Randle 2 2 2 0/4 0/3 2/4 3 14 1 0 2 0 2 -16 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 22 9 4 8/15 1/3 5/7 2 34 1 0 4 2 7 -2 36
B. Portis 12 6 1 5/10 2/4 0/0 5 28 1 1 1 0 6 -4 21
W. Johnson 1 3 1 0/2 0/2 1/2 4 19 1 0 1 1 2 +11 6
J. McRae 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 -8 -1
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Satoransky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 120 43 27 37/84 14/40 32/39 28 236 6 3 18 4 39 -45 208
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Siakam 44 10 2 15/25 4/5 10/12 5 32 0 3 4 3 7 +24 57
K. Lowry 14 4 13 4/12 4/10 2/2 5 34 3 0 4 0 4 +12 43
N. Powell 11 4 4 3/10 0/5 5/6 2 30 1 0 0 2 2 -12 24
S. Ibaka 10 13 6 4/9 1/1 1/2 4 30 0 2 2 2 11 +9 35
D. Green 10 4 0 3/6 2/4 2/2 1 27 0 0 0 0 4 -4 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Siakam 44 10 2 15/25 4/5 10/12 5 32 0 3 4 3 7 +24 57
K. Lowry 14 4 13 4/12 4/10 2/2 5 34 3 0 4 0 4 +12 43
N. Powell 11 4 4 3/10 0/5 5/6 2 30 1 0 0 2 2 -12 24
S. Ibaka 10 13 6 4/9 1/1 1/2 4 30 0 2 2 2 11 +9 35
D. Green 10 4 0 3/6 2/4 2/2 1 27 0 0 0 0 4 -4 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
O. Anunoby 22 5 0 9/14 4/8 0/0 5 35 1 0 0 0 5 +18 28
J. Lin 8 5 5 3/7 0/3 2/2 1 25 1 1 3 0 5 +10 22
M. Gasol 7 7 2 2/7 0/0 3/4 2 19 2 2 1 2 5 -3 21
C. Boucher 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -8 3
J. Loyd 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
K. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McCaw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. VanVleet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 129 52 32 44/92 16/38 25/30 28 236 8 8 14 9 43 +45 247