TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 24 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Sacramento Kings 124-120 on Wednesday night.
Serge Ibaka scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and OG Anunoby had a season-high 18 as the Raptors won their fifth straight over the Kings and improved to 4-0 at home this season.
Lowry has scored 20 or more six times in Toronto’s first seven games. The reigning NBA champions were 12-3 last season when Lowry had at least 20 points.
Fred VanVleet and Marc Gasol each scored 12 for Toronto. Gasol’s total was a season high.
Harrison Barnes had 26 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and Buddy Hield added 21 as the Kings had their modest two-game winning streak snapped. Sacramento had beaten Utah and New York after five straight defeats to begin the season.
De’Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine assists, and Cory Joseph scored 10 against his former team for the Kings, who trailed by 15 in the second quarter before making it close in the fourth.
Hield missed a jump shot that would have made it a two-point game with 35 seconds left in the final period and the Raptors ahead 122-118. Ibaka grabbed the rebound, and VanVleet capped it with a pair of free throws.
The Kings made a season-high 20 3-pointers, taking 43 shots from behind the arc.
After missing their first four shots, Toronto connected on 14 straight through the remainder of the first quarter. Lowry’s driving layup with 1.4 seconds left gave the Raptors a 36-23 lead after one.
After falling behind by 15 early in the second, the Kings cut the deficit to six by making six of 10 from 3-point range, including back-to-baskets by Barnes and Hield with 4:07 left in the half. Lowry and Siakam each scored six points in the second to give Toronto a 66-58 halftime lead.
Siakam had 11 points in the third but the Kings got seven each from Fox and Hield to keep it close, and trailed 95-88 heading to the fourth.
Brooks, Morant help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves
Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and the Memphis Grizzlies held onto a lead to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-121 on Wednesday night.
Rookie Brandon Clarke made all seven of his shots and scored 18 points, and Jae Crowder also had 18 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak.
Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 30 points. Karl-Anthony Towns returned from a two-game suspension for a confrontation with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid to finish with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Brooks was 9 of 16 from the field, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Memphis shooting 57% overall and 12 of 23 on 3s.
The victory snapped Memphis’ three-game losing streak. The Timberwolves dropped their second straight and third in the last four.
Memphis came out shooting well, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range in the first quarter. But a lead that reached 16 points evaporated in the second quarter. Still, Memphis was able to shoot well, finishing 8 of 13 from outside the arc in the half.