The 2019-winning Toronto Raptors recorded the biggest victory in NBA history and inflicted the third-worst defeat in their history, beating the Golden State Warriors by 53 points and 130-77 on Friday.
Cameroon’s Pascal Siacam celebrated his 27th anniversary, raining the Warriors’ basket with 36 points, his highest this season, to catch the diminished Powerers’ Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, who suffered the third worst defeat in their history and sixth in their last seven games.
“You saw what happened,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. We’ve been destroyed. There’s not much to say. It is humiliating for all concerned.”
The Raptors entered the game with only their second win in their last 15 games, ending a four-game series in the 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
“Losing is not a nice thing, and anything that lifts morale is a good thing,” Siakam said after the match.
Corey was announced to be absent hours before the start due to a lower back injury, having missed five previous games before returning in the last two games, while The Warriors lost Green’s efforts shortly before the game due to a finger injury.
“I think without Steve Draymond, we missed a leader when things went wrong,” Kerr said. We didn’t show a desire for the conflict we needed to get out of the bottom.”
The Raptors scored 51 points more than the Warriors in the second and third quarters, the biggest two-point difference in a game in league history.
With a 61-point lead, Golden State, the 2015, 2017 and 2018 champions, became the fourth team in the last 25 years to be 60 points behind in a league game.
The Warriors have suffered a crisis of losing the Game Of The Tourover this season, losing 21 matches in the game, which yielded 30 points for the Raptors in the other half.
“As a coach, you try to lead your team in the season in the best possible way,” Kerr said. So there are times for fun and times for joy, and there are times for serious talk and others to look for the soul. This is definitely the time to look for the soul.”
The Raptors led 35-16 in the second quarter and 46-14 in the third to lead 108-56 with their end.
47 points for Antitokombo
Elsewhere, Greek giant Yannis Antetokounmpo scored 47 points, shooting 18 of 21 attempts, and 12 rebounds to lead the Third East Milwaukee Bucks to a 127-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The NBA’s best player in the past two seasons has made three tackles in the third game, with a 40-point lead to the Bucks’ victory over the Trail Blazers.
Jaro Holliday contributed 22 points and 10 assists for Milwaukee, which scored its second consecutive victory.
Damien Lillard was portland’s best with 32 points, while C.J. McCollum added 18, seven assists and 18 points for Robert Covington.
This was the first defeat for the Western Bulldogs after four consecutive wins and only the third in their last 10 games.
Carlisle injury to Cofed-19
In New York, Slovenian Luca Doncec scored 13 of his 26 points in the game in the fourth quarter to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 99-86 victory over the Knicks.
Coach Rick Carlisle missed the showdown after a positive Cofed-19 test result despite receiving the vaccine in January, when he was scheduled to oversee the 1500th game of his coaching career. His assistant, Jamal Mosley, was also on his behalf.
In Boston, Jason Tatum scored 26 points and Jaylen Brown added 22 and 11 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 118-102 victory over the Houston Rockets.
The Phoenix Suns strengthened their western net behind the Utah Jazz with a 140-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kyle Zuma scored 30 points for the Los Angeles Lakers to lead them to a 115-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings, with the absence of superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, recovering fourth behind the Clippers from their loss to the Bucks in the previous game.