Anunoby scores 12 of his 26 in 4th, Raptors top Mavs 105-100

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TORONTO (AP) — O.G. Anunoby scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Fred VanVleet also had 26, and the Toronto Raptors beat Dallas 105-100 Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the Mavericks.


Chris Boucher scored a season-high 22 points and had 13 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 7-2 at home.

Luka Doncic scored 24 points and Dorian Finney-Smith had 16 as the Mavericks lost their third straight. Dallas is 1-6 on the road.

Doncic, the NBA’s leading scorer, shot 8 for 15, going 2 of 4 from 3-point range. He had nine assists and seven rebounds.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 15 points for Dallas, Maxi Kleber had 11 and Christian Wood 10.

Dallas trailed 81-73 to begin the fourth quarter but took its first lead of the second half at 84-83 on a pair of free throws by Doncic with 9:15 remaining. Toronto scored eight of the next nine points to lead 90-85 with 6:57 left.

Finney-Smith tied it 90-all on a 3-pointer with 3:48 left but Juancho Hernangomez scored to restore Toronto’s lead, and Anunoby made a pair at the line to make it 95-92 with 2:12 remaining.

Doncic scored with 26 seconds left to cut it to 101-100, but Thad Young answered with a pair of free throws. Dallas used its final timeout to draw up a play, but Finney-Smith turned the ball over and Anunoby was fouled, sealing it at the line.

VanVleet returned for Toronto after sitting out Wednesday’s loss to Brooklyn because of a non-COVID illness, but Scottie Barnes missed his second straight game because of a sprained left knee.

The banged-up Raptors were also without Pascal Siakam (straight right adductor), Precious Achiuwa (left ankle), Dalano Banton (left ankle), and Otto Porter Jr. (dislocated left toe).

Dallas led by as many as 15 in the opening quarter, scoring 11 points off six Toronto turnovers to lead 29-24 after one. The Raptors led 54-52 at halftime.

VanVleet and Anunoby each scored eight points in the third and Toronto capitalized on seven Dallas turnovers to take an 81-73 lead to the fourth.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Kleber returned after missing the past four games because of a sore back. … Dallas shot 1 for 9 from 3-point range in the second quarter and went 1 for 7 in the third. The Mavericks finished 11 for 39.

Raptors: Boucher had six rebounds in the first quarter, one more than the entire Mavericks team. … F Justin Champagnie (back) was not available. … Hernangomez matched his season high with 10 points. … Outscored Dallas 25-5 in second-chance points.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Visit Milwaukee on Sunday night.

Raptors: Host Cleveland on Monday night.

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