The Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz in tough game
After a tough game in San Antonio on Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors bounced back on Thursday as they grinded out a win against the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz were up the majority of the game (deep into the final quarter), but the Raptors were able to conjure up some energy in the fourth quarter and outscored their opponents 30 to 20. They ended up winning the game 101-93.
Forward DeMarre Carroll believes that his team was able to pull out the win because they stayed consistent and aggressive. Also, he added that the cheering fans helped give them a boost to finish the game off hard.
“We kept staying consistent,” Carroll said. “We still wasn’t hitting our shots like we normally do, so we just kept trying to be aggressive. And I think our fans kinda really helped us get to that win because I don’t think without them and them cheering, getting loud is what gave us the extra energy to finish that game off.”
Kyle Lowry, who made big buckets in the fourth, led the Raptors in scoring with 33 points. DeMar DeRozan contributed to the scoreboard with 23 points and Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Toronto Head Coach Dwane Casey said that his team didn’t play like their usual selves this matchup because of fatigue from their “brutal” schedule.
“Our schedule is brutal. It is what it is, but tonight was like a road game. I thought we were in a malaise; guys had blank looks on their face.”
The Raptors will be going back on the road for their next matchup as they visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
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