Toronto Raptors get swept in season series to the Utah Jazz with 145-113 loss

The Toronto Raptors suffered their worst loss in the Immanuel Quickley and RJ Barrett era as the Utah Jazz defeated them to a score of 145-113. This was never a game that the Raptors were competitive in. From the first possession of the game, Toronto seemed to be a step slow and was never able to catch up to the pace that Utah played with.

Pascal Siakam was the only player on the team not to struggle. He displayed his best effort with 27 points while connecting on five three-pointers. He had a flurry of points in the third quarter but it didn’t matter as the Raptors gave up 41 points to the Jazz in that period.

RJ Barrett had his worst game as a Raptor with just four points on 2-9 shooting and started the game 0-7. Scottie Barnes was able to get it going in the first half but the stagnancy of the offense in the second half derailed his productivity as he finished with 19 points.

Three Jazz players finished with 20+ points and were very efficient in the process. Collin Sexton finished with 20 points and five assists, Lauri Markannen finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench. Collectively, Utah connected on 21 three-pointers and outrebounded Toronto 56-31.

This was an old-fashioned beatdown and the Raptors looked very flat and fatigued throughout. On the bright side, they will finally make their way home after this six-game grueling road trip. The flip side is that their first game back is against the top team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics on Monday. January 15 at 7:30

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