Pascal Siakam (32 points) propels Raptors past Pistons

Pascal Siakam compiled 32 points, nine assists and five rebounds as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Detroit Pistons 118-97 on Friday night.Chris Boucher added 19 points off the bench for the Raptors (36-38), who have split the first two games of a four-game homestand.Toronto swept the four-game season series with the Pistons (16-58).Fred VanVleet scored 18 points for the Raptors, who had a seven-game home winning streak end with a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. O.G. Anunoby contributed 17 points for Toronto, and Jakob Poeltl had four points and 11 rebounds.Jaden Ivey had 20 points and eight assists for the Pistons, who have lost 16 of their past 17 games. Marvin Bagley III had 14 points and nine rebounds for Detroit, James Wiseman also scored 14 points, R.J. Hampton had 13 points and Isaiah Livers scored 12 points.Toronto took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter.Boucher hit a 3-pointer to give the Raptors a 104-77 edge with 8:33 to play.After being up 16 points, Toronto led 38-26 after one quarter.Detroit trimmed the margin to seven points, but Toronto opened it up to 15 on Jeff Dowtin Jr.’s 3-pointer with 6:13 remaining in the second quarter. Anunoby bumped the gap to 20 on a 3-pointer with 2:07 left.Detroit scored the next four points, and Toronto responded with four straight to lead 72-52 at halftime.