Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – The Raptors had eight players score at least
eight points on Tuesday.
The Thunder finished the same game with just six available players.
DeMar DeRozan led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points as Toronto pulled
away from the depleted Thunder, 100-88, at Air Canada Centre.
Patrick Patterson donated 14 points and eight rebounds while Tyler Hansbrough
and Lou Williams each added 12 points off the bench for the Raptors, who
improved to 3-1 on the young season.
The Thunder not only fell to 1-4 but also lost another key contributor when
Perry Jones suffered a right knee injury early in the third quarter. Jones was
helped into the locker room after colliding with Patterson, and his absence,
coupled with Sebastian Telfair’s late ejection, forced Oklahoma City to play
the last two minutes with just six healthy bodies.
Serge Ibaka led OKC with 25 points and 11 boards, and Reggie Jackson chipped
in 13 points and 14 assists in his second game back from injury.