OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eugene Omoruyi scored a career-high 22 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 132-113 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Omoruyi, a two-way player in his second year, made eight of 10 field goals in a reserve role.
Shai Gilgeous Alexander scored 20 points and Josh Giddey added 15 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for the Thunder, who posted their largest margin of victory this season.
Pascal Siakam, Toronto’s top scorer, sat out with a right adductor strain. Chris Boucher led the Raptors with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a reserve role and Scottie Barnes and Fred VanVleet each added 15 points.
Oklahoma City rolled out to a 70-56 halftime lead. The Thunder led by 17 points early in the third quarter and didn’t look back, holding at least a 15-point lead through the remainder of the game and pushing the advantage to 32 points in the fourth quarter.
Raptors: C Precious Achiuwa did not play. He is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. … Shot 43.2 per cent from the field. … No starter scored more than 15 points.
Thunder: Wore their City Edition uniforms for the first time this season. … F Aleksej Pokusevski had 14 points, five rebounds and five blocks. … G Lu Dort scored nine points in the first quarter and finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. … G Jalen Williams recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Raptors: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
Thunder: Visit the New York Knicks on Sunday.
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