In the third quarter, the Raptors seized control and led by double digits for the most of the fourth. With roughly 30 seconds left, the Rockets, though, made five straight free throws to trim the margin to 110-104. After then, Pascal Siakam, who had 23 points, hit two free throws to increase the advantage.
Before Daishen Nix made a basket to reduce Houston's deficit to six once more, both teams hit two free throws. VanVleet hit one of his two free throw attempts before Jabari Smith Jr.'s 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left put the score 115-111. In order to complete the win, Trent added two free throws. Coach Nick Nurse of Toronto, who was nearing the conclusion of a long road trip, saw that his squad was sluggish early on. But he was pleased with the Raptors' comeback after a lacklustre opening period.