TORONTO & DETROIT POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0
|TORONTO RAPTORSPOSTGAME NOTES|
FINAL SCORE: DETROIT PISTONS 108, TORONTO RAPTORS 106
DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,548
|FINAL SCORE||RECORD||HIGH POINTS||HIGH REBOUNDS||HIGH ASSISTS|
|Detroit||108||16-47||Grant – 26||Cunningham – 12||Joseph – 6|
|Toronto||106||34-28||Siakam – 28||Boucher/Barnes – 10||Trent Jr. – 4|
The Pistons began the third quarter on a 26-11 run to open an 18-point lead (86-68), their largest lead of the game, at the 4:09 mark … Detroit led for the entire second half … The Raptors cut the deficit to just one with 37 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but Detroit held Toronto scoreless over the final two possessions to preserve the win … The Pistons improve to a perfect 5-0 when the game is decided by two points or less.
Detroit recorded 25 assists compared to just 12 for Toronto … The Pistons improve to 13-3 when dishing out more assists than their opponents.
- With the loss, Toronto falls to 34-28 this season and 17-14 at home … Toronto will complete a three-game homestand (Mar. 1-4) Friday night against Orlando.
- Scottie Barnes recorded 21 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3PT, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes … Barnes has now recorded three consecutive double-doubles (Feb. 28 – Mar. 3), marking the first time a Raptors rookie has done so since Charlie Villanueva (Feb. 27 – Mar. 4, 2006) … Barnes has totaled eight double-doubles this season, including five double-doubles where he has scored 20+ points, the most among rookies this year … In five games since the All-star break, Barnes is averaging 20.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and shooting .683 (43-63) from the field.
- Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 28 points, and added five rebounds in 43 minutes … Siakam leads the Raptors having scored 25+ points 17 times this year, and Toronto is 11-6 in these games.
- Precious Achiuwa tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench … Achiuwa has now tallied 15-or-more points in six times this season, something he did just twice in 61 games last year … Achiuwa has led the bench in scoring 12 times this season, including in five of the last six games (Feb. 16 – Mar. 3).
- With the win, Detroit is now 16-47, including 7-26 on the road … The Pistons have now won six consecutive games against the Raptors, including three straight on the road … Detroit finishes its three-game road trip (Feb. 27 – Mar. 3) at 2-1, andwill return home to play Indiana tomorrow night.
- Jerami Grant scored a team-high 26 points and added four assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes … Grant has now scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Feb. 27 – Mar. 3), averaging 26.0 points and shooting .560 (28-50) from the field, including .450 (9-20) from beyond the arc, during this stretch.
- Cade Cunningham finished with 22 points, a season high-tying 12 rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes … Cunningham has now totaled two games of 20/10/5 this year, becoming the first Pistons rookie since Grant Hill in 1994-95 to recorded that stat line in multiple games in the same season … Cunningham dished out his 250th career assist tonight, becoming the seventh rookie in franchise history to reach the milestone … Cunningham (49 games) is the second fastest Pistons rookie to reach 250 assists, trailing only Isiah Thomas (32 games).
- Saddiq Bey recorded 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes … Bey has now scored 20+ points 27 times this season, something he did 12 times in 70 games last year.
|2021-22 SEASON-SERIES||ALL-TIME RECORDS|
|DATE||SITE||RESULT||RAPTORS WINS||PISTONS WINS|
|01/14/2022||Detroit||L 103-87||at Toronto:||19||28|
|03/03/2022||Toronto||L 108-106||at Detroit:||19||32|