Raptors bench get back on track to help beat Pacers

Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Indiana Pacers 121-105, on the end of a back-to-back on Sunday night.

Kyle Lowry made his return to the lineup and scored 12 points, and dished eight assists. Fred VanVleet also scored 12 and provided eight assists. Pascal Siakam recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Serge Ibaka scored 18.

The Raptors bench performed much better on Sunday than they did on Saturday against Milwaukee. The bench only scored five points against the Bucks, with three from OG Anunoby, and two from Norman Powell.

Norman Powell led team scorers with 23 points points in 32 minutes against Indiana. He shot 10-12 from the field, and a perfect 3-3 from three-point range. Greg Monroe was a spark on both ends of the floor, as he grabbed nine rebounds and scored 11 points.

All Pacers starters scored in double digits as well, with Bojan Bogdanovic who scored 21 points. Bogdanovic who is normally a dead-eye specialist from three, only shot 2-4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder players Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis scored 16 points each. Sabonis recorded a double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds to go along with his 16 points.

Former Raptor Cory Joseph scored nine points.

Kyle Lowry’s first bucket of the game was a three, off a feed from Pascal Siakam.

Delon Wright is lengthy, and can play anywhere from point guard to small forward, and is also quick off and on the ball.

Siakam and Lowry continued their touchdown pass combination as well on Sunday.

The Raptors are the first team in the league to reach 30 wins this season.

The Raps are back in action on Tuesday night when Vince Carter could possibly play his last game against Toronto.

Raptors host the Carter and the Atlanta Hawks with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.

Featured image from Rene Johnston.

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