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WATCH: Toronto Raptors stroll to victory over Sacramento Kings

Nov 19, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA;  Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Trent Jr. splashed three 3-pointers in a second-quarter spurt that allowed the visiting Toronto Raptors to run away and hide from the Sacramento Kings en route to a 108-89 victory on Friday night.

Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 32 points and Trent finished with 23 for the Raptors, who were playing 24 hours after having been drubbed 119-103 at Utah.

The win was Toronto’s fifth straight at Sacramento.

De’Aaron Fox had a team-high 17 points for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in their past seven games.

Seeking to end a three-game losing streak, the Raptors gradually pulled away from the Kings in the second quarter after beginning the period up just 30-27.

A Dalano Banton hoop gave Toronto its first double-digit advantage at 38-28 in the third minute of the period.

The margin was just five before a 20-7 burst that included Trent’s trio of treys, giving the visitors a commanding 61-43 advantage just before halftime.

Toronto went on to lead by as many as 30 points on two occasions late in the third period.

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Siakam made 10 of his 12 shots on a night when the Raptors connected on 45.8 percent from the floor. He went 3-for-3 on 3-point attempts, and Trent added 5-for-11 success from long range, helping Toronto enjoy a 36-27 point advantage from beyond the arc.

Chris Boucher chipped in with a game-high 12 rebounds to complete a double-double with 10 points for Toronto. Fred VanVleet added 13 points, and Khem Birch 10 points and nine boards.

Fox shot 8-for-13 for the Kings, who nonetheless finished at just 38.1 percent.

Chimezie Metu complemented a team-high-tying nine rebounds with 10 points for the Kings, while Harrison Barnes went for 14 points and Buddy Hield 10.

Hield shot 3-for-12 on 3-point tries during Sacramento’s 9-for-37 (24.3 percent) effort from deep.

–Field Level Media