LThe forwards, the Nigerian Precious Achiuwa, and the British OG Anunoby, scored 17 points each and the Toronto Raptors easily beat the Houston Rockets 107-92 on Monday in an NBA preseason exhibition game.
Along with Achiuwa and Anunoby, who also combined with nine rebounds, two ball recoveries and two blocks, three other Raptors players had double-digit numbers, despite the Canadian team (2-2) showing up for the game without their headlines.
Guard Malachi Flyn with 15 points, including three triples, three assists and two rebounds finished as the sixth player for the Raptors.
While the Rockets (1-2), who lost the second straight game, had guard Armoni Brooks as the leading scorer with 15 points, including five 3-for-10 attempts.
Starting point Christian Wood finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks, making him the Rockets’ most complete player.
Rookie power forward Usman Garuba, who came out of reserve, had the most participation since the preseason began, receiving 12 minutes from Rockets coach Stephen Silas and adding two points.
The former Real Madrid player scored a four-shot basket from the field, missed a 3-point attempt, and did not go to the personnel line.
Under the hoops he responded with three rebounds, including two defenders, gave an assist, recovered a ball, and lost another.