Jakob Pöltl Leads Toronto Raptors to Second Consecutive Win

10.02.2024 07:39

(Akt. 10.02.2024 07:39)

Second win in a row for Jakob Pöltl and the Toronto Raptors ©APA/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA

With a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds, Jakob Pöltl played a key role in the Toronto Raptors’ second win in a row in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday (local time). In the 107:104 win against the Houston Rockets, the center also recorded six blocks, equaling his best performance. The 28-year-old Viennese also had three assists and three steals in 37:08 minutes on the floor.

The Canadians not only got off to a successful start in a series of five home games in a row, but also took revenge for the 106:135 loss in Houston a week earlier. However, after taking a 22-point lead three times in the third period, they made things exciting again in the finish. The Texans got within 105:104 and then had two chances to equalize in the final seconds.

The most successful scorers for Toronto in their 19th win of the season were Immanuel Quickley and RJ Barrett with 25 and 21 points respectively. The new additions Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji have not yet played. On Saturday, the Raptors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been riding a wave of success for eight games.

NBA leader Boston Celtics became the first team to reach 40 wins this season after beating the Washington Wizards 133:129. Jayson Tatum scored 35 points and Kristaps Porzingis scored 34 points. The Sacramento Kings outclassed defending champion Denver Nuggets 135:106. Domantas Sabonis, selected like Pöltl in the 2016 draft, scored three times in double figures with 17 points and rebounds as well as ten assists.

NBA result from Friday: Toronto Raptors (16 points, 13 rebounds, 6 blocks in 37:08 minutes by Jakob Pöltl) – Houston Rockets 107:104.

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