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Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

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2-12, 1-7 Away
Final
113 - 142

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Raptors set franchise record with 44 assists, hand Detroit 11th straight loss

Pistons lose 11th straight after falling to Raptors

Barnes led Toronto with nine assists as the Raptors recorded a franchise-record 44. Toronto finished with more assists than Detroit had made baskets (39).

“Today was one of those games where the ball was on a string for us,” Toronto center Jakob Poeltl said. “Everybody was sharing the ball, everybody was moving well. You create a lot of easy shots that way.”

Toronto’s previous record for assists in a game was 40, set Nov. 18, 2019 against Charlotte.

The Raptors have dished out 25 or more assists in nine consecutive games, the second longest streak in team history. Toronto had a 10-game run of 25 or more assists in January 2020.

Stanley Umude scored 19 points and Cade Cunningham had 18 for the Pistons. Detroit has the worst record in the NBA at 2-12 and has not won since beating Chicago on Oct. 28.

“I think a few of our guys are dealing with how hard the league is,” Pistons coach Monty Williams said. “When you’re dealing with it, the one thing you can control is your competition level. I didn’t see that across the board tonight.”

Cunningham said it was “unacceptable” for Williams to have to question the team’s level of competition amid a prolonged losing streak.

“That should be the last thing that needs to be asked of us or talked about, is how hard we compete,” Cunningham said. “That should be a given.”

Poeltl had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Gary Trent Jr. came off the bench to score 18 points for the Raptors. Toronto set a season-high for points and led by as many as 40 in posting its fifth straight win over Detroit.

Chris Boucher scored 14 points for the Raptors and Precious Achiuwa had 12.

Cunningham, who shot 7 for 17, was the only Detroit starter to score more than 10 points.

“We’ve got to be realistic about the situation,” Cunningham said. “It’s hard to just be like ‘Oh, we’re good, we’re good,’ because we’re bad. We’ve got to address that.”

James Wiseman scored 15 for Detroit and Alec Burks scored 14. Ausar Thompson had 10 rebounds.

O.G. Anunoby returned to Toronto’s starting lineup after missing the previous three games because of a cut finger on his right hand. Anunoby shot 2 for 11 and scored nine points in 27 minutes.

Six different Raptors had at least one assist in the first quarter as Toronto recorded assists on 12 of 14 field goals.

The Raptors led 32-20 after one and stretched their advantage to 69-45 at the intermission. Toronto’s first-half point total was a season-high.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host the defending NBA-champion Denver Nuggets on Monday.

Raptors: Visit the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

Regular Season Series

TOR leads series 1-0

Matchup Prediction

Raptors: 73.5%
Pistons: 26.5%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 113 - 142
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 113 - 142
4th 5.0 shot clock turnover 113 - 142
4th 29.1 James Wiseman makes layup (Marcus Sasser assists) 113 - 142
4th 33.1 Kevin Knox II offensive rebound 111 - 142

Statistics

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39-83 FG 55-102
47.0 Field Goal % 53.9
9-26 3PT 14-36
34.6 Three Point % 38.9
26-35 FT 18-29
74.3 Free Throw % 62.1
41 Rebounds 47
7 Offensive Rebounds 12
34 Defensive Rebounds 35
25 Assists 44
3 Steals 10
3 Blocks 5
17 Turnovers 7
0 Team Turnovers 1
17 Total Turnovers 8
1 Technical Fouls 1
1 Total Technical Fouls 1
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
24 Points Off Turnovers 7
16 Fast Break Points 27
52 Points in Paint 70
23 Fouls 23
0 Largest Lead 40

Game Information

Scotiabank Arena

Location: Toronto, ON
Attendance: 19,182 · Capacity:

2023-24 Central Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland 36 17 .679 - W1
Milwaukee 35 21 .625 2.5 L2
Indiana 31 25 .554 6.5 W1
Chicago 26 29 .473 11 L1
Detroit 8 46 .148 28.5 L3

2023-24 Atlantic Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Boston - 12 W6 0.7818182 43
New York 10 22 L4 0.6 33
Philadelphia 10.5 22 L1 0.5925926 32
Brooklyn 21.5 33 L2 0.3888889 21
Toronto 24 36 L3 0.34545454 19
Full Standings

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