(Toronto) Pascal Siakam had 32 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 118-97 on Friday.

Siakam had 17 points in the second quarter for the Raptors, who sit ninth in the East (36-38).

The Cameroonian also got nine assists.

Toronto was back on track after setbacks in Milwaukee and then at home against the Pacers.

Montrealer Chris Boucher shined with 19 points (his biggest tally since November), as well as 13 rebounds.

Fred VanVleet added 18 points – one more than O. G. Anunoby, who was three-for-four on three-point shooting.

Will Barton scored nine points, his most productive game since joining from the Wizards at the end of February.

Barton scored seven points in a row to give the Raptors a 20-7 lead: free throws, a stride shot, and a long shot midway through the first quarter.

All this, shortly after he spotted Siakam and Anunoby for three-point shots.

Jakob Poeltl had 11 rebounds, four points, two steals and two blocks.

The Raptors had nine blocks, four of which were the work of Christian Koloko.

Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent and Precious Achiuwa were out injured.

Barnes is bored in the left wrist, Trent in the right elbow and Achiuwa in the back of the right thigh.

The Raptors will play their next game Sunday night in Toronto against the Washington Wizards.

Jaden Ivey had 20 points for the Pistons, who were losing a fifth straight game.

The Pistons were without leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic, who is injured in the left Achilles tendon.

Also missing were Alec Burks (left foot), Hamidou Diallo (right ankle), Isaiah Stewart (left shoulder) and Cory Joseph (a condition not being COVID-19).

Detroit is the worst performer in the NBA, 16-58.