Raptors vs Nuggets Saturday: Score, Highlights, Stats, More

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Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (37-30) took on Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (40-28) in part of the Saturday NBA slate. It was the Raptors who won with 127-115 being the final score.

Coming off a 113-102 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Nuggets looked to regain momentum vs Raptors as they seek to move up in the Western Conference standings.

Nikola Jokic has been playing at an MVP level all season as Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. remain sidelined. He was averaging 26.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 8.1 assists prior to this game on the season. He finished this game with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

It was a big game for both Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes in this Raptors vs Nuggets matchup with Chris Boucher chipping in some big numbers off the bench. Siakam finished with 33 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. The production from Barnes featured totals of 25 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists.

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The Toronto Raptors pulled off an impressive 116-112 win over the Suns in their last game. Granted, Chris Paul was sidelined for Phoenix, but they have remained tough to beat without him. This was more of the same.

The Raptors need to do what they can to maintain the top play-in spot in the Eastern Conference or potentially surpass a falling team inside the top six seeds and did so in this one. The Denver Nuggets are looking to jump into the top five of the Western Conference with the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz within reach.

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