Raptors impress again at home

18 December 2017 21:02:06 GMTPlus11

The Air Canada Centre has been one of the hardest places in the NBA to play at this season and was once again on Saturday as the Raptors defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-93 in Toronto.

The Raptors are the only team in the NBA to only have lost one game at home this season, as Toronto improved to 11-1 on the year on their home court.

Leading the way for the hosts was DeMar DeRozan, as the 28-year-old shooting guard from Compton, Southern California scored a game high 21 points, while dishing out five assists and grabbing a rebound for the game.

The Raptors are back in a familiar place in the standings, as Toronto sits in third place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-8 and are just behind the Cleveland Cavaliers and top-placed Boston Celtics in the hunt for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto only led by one point at the halfway break, but shutdown defense in the second half was key for the Raptors. The hosts held the Kings to only 30 points in the second half, while scoring 25 points in the final frame alone.

Pacing the Kings in defeat was Bogdan Bogdanovic, as the 25-year-old shooting guard from Belgrade, Serbia scored a team high 18 points, while passing out five assists and pulling down three rebounds off the bench.

Bogdanovic has been an interesting piece for Sacramento this season after deciding to finally come over the NBA.

Meanwhile, the Raptors are 5000.00 to win the Eastern Conference, with the Celtics 3.50 and the Cavaliers 1.44.

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