Toronto – Kawi Leonard fought around the defenders of Utah, as well as their feet, were rooted on the floor in the master in the third quarter.
Leonard scored 19 of his career with 45 points in third place to raise Toronto with 122-116 over jazz on New Year's holidays, sending Raptors in 2019, and in San Antonio for a major upcoming victory on Thursday.
Pascal Sicham added 28 career points, while Norman Powell fought 14 points for Raptors (28-11), who won without Kyle Lauri for the eighth time in nine games.
Jay Crowder at the top of jazz (18-20) with 30 points.
No team, led by more than four points through the first half, recorded seven changes in lead, before Leonard and Raptors finally moved away from Jazz, one of the best NBA defense teams in the third quarter. Toronto lead 95-85 with a quarter to play.
Trotter Crowder's coach reduced Raptors' lead to only 4 points with 4: 6, but Leonard's basketball basketball 3: 30 to play, which returned the lead of eight points. A Rudi Gobert dunk and free throw Ricky Ruby pulled out jazz within four, with just under a minute to play. But the free throws from Siacam and Fred VanWhele in the later seconds sealed the victory and sent their capacity to Scotiabank Arena 19800 home happy.
Lowry, on Friday, traveled to the New York Special Surgery Hospital to have anti-inflammatory and injections to relieve pain for his sick lower back.
Raptors coach Nick Sister remains optimistic Lori is close to returning.
"I think so, yes, I think so," said the sister before she turned off. "Now it's a bit in the stage of pain management … Every day we follow it and we'll see when it's ready to go."
Lowry did not practice on Monday, but the nurse said the four-star star made some photos on Tuesday.
Leonard scored 20 points for 14 consecutive games, the longest NBA career rating. He will go on 15th on Thursday, when Raptors will be in San Antonio to take DeMar Derozan and former Leonard, Tottenham team.
Raptors closed 2018 with an ugly win over 95-89 over Chicago, dropping 14 points in the first quarter. The beginning of Tuesday was strong compared. Leonard had 10 points in the first, including a jumper jumper who gave Raptors a lead of eight points. They shot 55 percent in the frame and took the lead from 26-24 in the latter.
Raptors missed all five attempts in three points in the second quarter that did not see a single team that led more than four points. Utah took the lead from 53-51 in the halftime.
Toronto opened third with 9-0 and eventually increased their lead to 12 points half way through the quarterfinals. The Raptors shot 78.9 percent in the frame, and are linked to all five three-point attempts, including three of Siakam.
Raptors improved to 4-0 on New Year's games in Toronto, including last year's 131,127 premier thriller against Milwaukee, who scored Derizan with a score of 52 points in victory.