“Great” debut for Schroeder with the Raptors

“It felt great to be out there with my new teammates, to get to know them while playing,” Schroder said after the 112-99 win over the Sacramento Kings.

The 30-year-old from Braunschweig moved from the Los Angeles Lakers to Canada this summer, Schröder was part of the starting five in his first appearance and recorded six points as well as five rebounds and assists in just over 17 minutes of playing time. However, Schroeder also collected five fouls in this short time. Shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. was the top scorer in the NBA’s only Canadian franchise (22, three three-pointers). Austria’s Jakob Pöltl started as a center and scored four points and five rebounds in 19 minutes.

Kings top man De’Aaron Fox had a bad night and missed all shots from the field (six), so he only scored two points from free throws and three assists. Bulgarian forward Sasha Vezenkov was ultimately the Californians’ top scorer with twelve points.

“Great” training camp in Vancouver

Schroeder flew to Canada last week to start preparations. “The training camp in Vancouver was great,” said the point guard in retrospect, and the second of a total of four tests against the Cairns Taipans from Australia continues on Sunday. Toronto will kick off the season at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 25.

A dozen points for Durant and Booker

A dozen points each went to the account of the two superstars Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, who landed a 130-126 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons with the Phoenix Suns and started the preseason successfully. Without Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies also defeated the Indiana Pacers 127-122 in overtime, with Jaren Jackson Jr. (18 points) leading the way. The Utah Jazz (Lauri Markkanen with ten points and eight rebounds) defeated the Los Angeles Clippers around Kawhi Leonard (eleven) and Paul George (eight) 101-96.

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