Badly embarked after two quarter time and a half, the Toronto Raptors signed a thunderous end to the game after the expulsion of Nick Nurse in the middle of the third quarter.
The match, so far dominated by former Toronto player Jonas Valanciunas, then changed with a Raps defense found. Siakam, Powell and especially VanVleet carried the team into the fourth quarter to secure a morale-boosting victory of 113-128.
Next meeting for the Raptors (11-13) on Wednesday (7 p.m.) against the penultimate of the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards (6-15).
The thread of the match
The Raptors start out with a bang with a defense that causes ball losses and brings in easy points on the counterattack (2-9). Memphis is gradually returning to his match thanks to the activity of Valanciunas on the offensive rebound. Powell still maintains the gap with 9 points (12-19). The Grizzlies immediately signed a 7-0 to tie at 19 everywhere.