Scottie Barnes’ fourth career triple-double lifts Raptors past Pacers

Published February 27, 2024, 11:00 AMKiko Demigillo

Scottie Barnes continued his All-Star level play as the Raptors grabbed their third-straight victory.

Toronto Raptors star Scottie Barnes continued his stellar performance this season after securing his fourth triple-double of the season, as they played against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, Philippine time.

Barnes tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, along with five blocks in the Toronto’s 130-122 victory.

Scottie Barnes, now in his third NBA season, matches Pascal Siakam for the second-most triple-doubles in Raptors history. Kyle Lowry, holds the franchise record with 16.

Barnes also joins an elite group of players who have achieved four or more triple-doubles this season, including Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings (20), Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets (18), Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks (10), and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (seven).


Aside from Barnes, six other Raptors finished with double-digit scoring led by RJ Barrett’s 24 points to go along with two rebounds and five assists.



Toronto was also able to hold off the hot shooting night of Bennedict Mathurin and Pascal Siakam, who combined for 61 points in the loss.

The Raptors grabbed their third-straight win to move to 22-36 in the standings, ending as well the Pacers’ three-game winning streak as they drop to 33-26.