Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Raptors ease past slumping Celtics, Nuggets silence Thunder

Pascal Siakam.

Pascal Siakam.

The Toronto Raptors dominated the Boston Celtics 118-95 in the NBA on Tuesday.

Toronto took a commanding lead before half-time and cruised past Boston at the Scotiabank Arena.

Boston had a poor night shooting and converted just six of their 30 attempts from behind the arc. Toronto, on the other hand, shot 47.2 per cent from deep.

Third-year standout Pascal Siakam led all scorers in the contest with 25 points and eight rebounds. Kawhi Leonard was just behind him with 21 points.

Marcus Morris led a cold Celtics team in scoring with 17 points on six-of-14 shooting.

Jokic double-double leads Nuggets

Nikola Jokic's 36 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists helped lead the Denver Nuggets to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Nikola Vucevic posted 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the Orlando Magic's 108-103 loss to the lowly New York Knicks.

Knicks' Knox struggles

Kevin Knox scored eight points on three-of-16 shooting for the Knicks.

Tuesday's results
​​​​​​​New York Knicks 108-103 Orlando Magic
Toronto Raptors 118-95 Boston Celtics
Denver Nuggets 121-112 Oklahoma City Thunder

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