The Toronto Raptors provided three quarters of good opposition to the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday, but eventually they collapsed in the fourth quarter and fell to 121-111.
Michael Porter Jr. contributed the most to Nick Nurse, who scored 23 points, in addition to 7 rebounds and assists. His teammate Nikola Jokic scored a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. In total, 7 players from the home team scored more than 10 points.
Among the tourist camps, OG Anunoby scored the highest with 25 points, while Kyle Lowry and Khem Birch scored 20 points.
The playoffs seem to be getting farther and farther away from the Raptors. The Raptors are currently 2.5 games behind the Washington Wizards in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. The top 10 get playoff tickets.
The Raptors’ next game is Saturday against the All-NBA Utah Jazz.
The Indiana Pacers could do nothing against the Brooklyn Nets, the best team in the East, and lost 130-113 to Indianapolis.
The home team ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 29 victories, one more than the Washington Wizards and three more than the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls.
On the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Kevin Durant added 3 rebounds and 10 assists, and also allowed the Pacers to score 42 points. Alize Johnson helped him. He scored 20 points and 21 rebounds.
Stars Kyrie Irving and James Harden were not present.
In terms of the Pacers, Caris Leffert still scored 36 points in the defeat, but he was the only one to break through 20 points.