Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) drives against Golden State Warriors guard Mychal Mulder (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

TAMPA, Fla. — Pascal Siakam scored 36 points in three quarters on his 27th birthday, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Golden State Warriors 130-77 Friday night, with the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season.

Toronto shot 53.4% in the game and won for just the second time in 15 games.

“Losing is not fun, and anything that lifts us out of that is good,” said Siakam, who also had seven rebounds and five assists. “The hardest thing to do when you’re losing is to stay together, and that’s what we’ve been trying to do. Obviously, it’s just one game and we’ve got to get some wins in a row.”

The Raptors pushed their lead to 61 points when Malachi Flynn hit a short jump shot with 6:29 remaining.

Gary Trent Jr., who posted a career-high 31 points Wednesday in his fourth game with the Raptors, finished with 24 points and OG Anunoby added 21. Flynn put up 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes.

The 53-point win was the biggest in the NBA this season, two points wider than the final margin of Dallas’ 124-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 27. The last time an NBA game was decided by more: Dec. 8, 2018, when Boston beat Chicago 133-57.

And the numbers of note didn’t stop there.

The 61-point lead was the largest in the NBA since Charlotte led Memphis by 65 points on March 22, 2018. The only other game in the last 25 years to see a lead exceed 60 points was Feb. 27, 1998, when Indiana beat Portland by 65 points.

The 53-point margin of victory was the largest in Raptors history, the previous being a 46-point win over Indiana last season. It was the third-biggest loss in Warriors history; they lost by 63 points to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, then lost a playoff game to the Lakers by 56 points the following season.

Andrew Wiggins led Golden State with 15 points, all in the first half.

It was the seventh loss in eight games for the the Warriors, who played without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, a late scratch with a left finger injury.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr said Green tried to warm up, but “he could barely hold onto the ball.” So Kerr would not let him play.

“That’s all part of it. You have to play through that,” Kerr said. “You turn to the bench and it’s next guy up. Injuries are no excuse.”

The Warriors shot 32.9% and had 21 turnovers.

Siakam scored 23 points in the first half, seven during a 20-2 run over a seven-minute span of the second quarter.

Anunoby and Chris Boucher did all the scoring as Toronto opened the second half with a 13-2 spurt to take a 75-42 lead.

“I know it wasn’t much of a game tonight,” said Toronto coach Nick Nurse, “but it was good to see improvement on some of the things we’ve been.”

The Raptors had been outrebounded in 14 straight games, but they controlled the boards 53-38.

“It was better tonight,” Nurse said. “We’ve been trying to get on the same page collectively and do those things consistently.”

Fred VanVleet left the game in the third quarter with a left hip flexor, having played 19 minutes. His 3-pointer midway through the second quarter extended his streak of games with at least one 3-pointer to 76, a Toronto franchise record.


Warriors: Curry was sidelined by a tailbone injury for the sixth time in eight games after scoring 68 points in 67 minutes in the two preceding games. He will play Sunday at Atlanta. … Curry and Green each have missed eight games this season. … F Eric Paschall played 23 minutes after missing two games with a sore left wrist.

Raptors: The Raptors won the third quarter 46-14… . F DeAndre Bembry played 20 minutes after missing four games due to coronavirus. … G Kyle Lowry missed a third game due to a right foot infection.


Warriors: Play at Atlanta on Sunday night.

Raptors: Play at home against Washington on Monday night.


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Dick Scanlon, The Associated Press


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