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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Pacific Division-leading Sacramento Kings 113-95 on Wednesday night.
Fred VanVleet scored 17 points and Ozzie Anunobi added 11 for the Raptors, who had lost four of their last six games entering the contest. Precious Achiuva added 19 points and Chris Boucher scored 16 off the bench.
Kevin Hutter scored 21 points to lead the Kings (27-20), who entered the game with seven wins in their last eight games. Keegan Murray hit four 3-pointers and added 16 points, while D’Auron Fox finished with 16 points and eight assists.
The Kings’ Domantas Sabonis finished with nine points and eight rebounds, ending his 22-game double-double streak.
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The Raptors led by one point after the first quarter and took control in the second and third periods, outscoring Sacramento 34–27 and 26–17, respectively. The Kings closed to within 12 points in the fourth quarter before Toronto pulled away.
Raptors: Anunobi returns to the starting lineup after being sidelined with an ankle injury.
Kings: Chimezi Metu returns to the lineup after missing Monday’s game with a bone bruise in his left foot. … The Kings failed to score 100 points or more for the second time this season.
Kings: Begin a seven-game trip to Minnesota on Saturday.
Raptors: Friday at Golden State Warriors.
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