The defending NBA champions Toronto Raptors set a new record in the franchise’s history by winning three back-to-back matches in the playoffs. Raptors defeated Brooklyn Nets by 117-92 in the third round of the NBA playoffs at the HP Field House on Saturday.
The Raptors were led by the star forward Pascal Siakam who roared all along with his bulldozing 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Siakam kept the side in a commanding position in the entire contest helping them score 24 points in the first quarter, seven points more than the Nets.
Raptors cut no slack to the under-performing Nets as Fred VanVleet too continued to shine for the side with a superb 22 points (5 rebounds and five assists). While Kyle Lowry (11 PTS, 10 Rebounds & 7 Assists) and Serge Ibaka (20 PTS, 13 Rebounds & 2 Assists) ended up with a double-double respectively.
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Brooklyn Nets must have felt the absence of the injured Kyrie Irving as no player has been able to fill the void he has made after a shoulder injury. Tyler Johnson did give a ray of hope to the side but couldn’t really pull it off entirely by himself. He scored 23 points with one rebound and three assists in the game.
While Chris Chioza came off the bench and chipped in 14 points, one rebound and three assists in over 23 minutes of his time on the floor.
The final scores of the match concluded on 117-92 and Raptors continued to dominate the seven-match playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Both the teams will next face each other on August 24 (Monday) for the fourth round of the series.