The Toronto Raptors suffered their tenth defeat of the season in the NBA on Wednesday night. The Canadians with Jakob Pöltl lose to the Brooklyn Nets 103:115.
The center from Vienna recorded six points and nine rebounds as well as four assists, two blocks and a steal in 24:39 minutes on the floor.
The local NBA pioneer gave the Raptors their biggest lead, 44:37, before his team suffered a 0:15 run in the last 181 seconds before halftime.
Nets win the game in the final phase
The game ultimately remains completely open until 94:94 with 4:30 minutes left on the clock. In the finish, the Nets, led by Spencer Dinwiddle and Mikal Bridges with 23 and 22 points respectively, had the longest stamina.
“In the end, they hit their shots with a high percentage,” notes Pöltl. For the Canadians, who will host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam are the most successful scorers with 17 points each.
With the Tuesday games, the group phase in the NBA’s new in-season tournament also came to an end. The advancers to the knockout phase are the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings as the respective winners of their pools and the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns as the best runners-up in the Eastern and Western respectively Conference.
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