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The Raptors add their seventh consecutive victory in Oklahoma

The Raptors continued their great moment of form in their visit to the Paycom Center. The Canadians showed no mercy for the weak Thunder, comfortably beating them 98-117 for their seventh straight win. In this way, Nurse’s team has reached its best streak not only of the season, but of the last two years, and has continued a scale that has placed it in direct access to the playoffs.

While Daigneault’s side tried to stay alive as much as possible, they had little to do. Toronto dominated the match practically from start to finish, and their lead in the second half was always comfortable enough to face the closing without worries. In fact, the visitors went on to win by 21 points in the fourth quarter, allowing themselves a few final minutes of relaxation before adding victory number 30 to their locker.

The great performance of the starting five was once again key in the victory, as the five starters managed to finish above 15 points. Pascal Siakam, with 27, once again led his team in this facet, and on this occasion rounded off his performance capturing 16 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists. Fred Vanvleet followed with 21 points thanks to his six 3-pointers, while Scottie Barnes finished with 17, Gary Trent Jr. with 16, and OG Anunoby with 15.

“We have let these types of games slip away on a few occasions,” Siakam acknowledged. “We came out very focused against good teams, but against those who don’t have such a good record sometimes we relaxed too much. However, the coach wanted to emphasize that aspect. We have to always be just as focused, because that’s what makes great teams special.”

In the Thunder, Theo Maledon and Aleksandej Pokusevski finished as top scorers with 18 points each, while Luguentz Dort was third with 15. Josh Giddey, on the other hand, reached 13, and also managed to grab 9 rebounds and dish out 6 assists. in a new meeting in which to acquire the filming that those from Oklahoma are looking for in the future.

(Cover photo: Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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