Toronto Raptors beat Detroit Pistons 105-92 to keep win streak going at 10
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
DETROIT — The honors and accolades keep rolling in for coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors.
Pascal Siakam scored 30 points and Serge Ibaka added 21 to lift the Raptors to their 10th straight victory, 105-92 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. With the win, Toronto clinched a trip to the All-Star Game for Nurse and his staff, who will coach Team Giannis.
Siakam was voted an All-Star starter, and Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was chosen as a reserve.
Siakam made his first five shots from the field and scored 13 points in the first quarter, when the Raptors quickly built their lead into double digits. They were mostly in control after that, handing the Pistons their fifth loss in a row.
The Pistons are without Blake Griffin (left knee surgery), and Luke Kennard (bilateral knee tendinitis) also missed the game. Andre Drummond had 20 points and 20 rebounds for Detroit, but much of that came when the Pistons were well behind.
Toronto led by 16 in the first half.