MAVERICKS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: Dallas goes for eighth straight road win, which would equal the franchise record.

RAPTOR NOTES • The Toronto Raptors play the first of a back-to-back when they host the Dallas Mavericks Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Arena. Following the game, Toronto will head to Indiana to play the Pacers Monday night. The Raptors dropped the first meeting of the season against the Mavericks last month in Dallas 110-102. Despite the loss, Toronto has won seven of its last nine games vs. Dallas, including three of the last four. Fred VanVleet recorded 24 points and seven assists in the November loss. • Toronto won is fourth consecutive game – and third straight at home – Friday night vs. Washington. Raptors starters combined for 96 of the team’s 122 points. Over its four-game win streak, Toronto is averaging 119.3 points while shooting .469 from the field. Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.8 points, 9.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the team’s last four victories. • The Raptors currently rank second in the NBA averaging 9.6 steals in December (10 games), behind only Chicago (10.4). Norman Powell leads the team with 17 steals this month. Toronto had more steals than its opponent in 10 straight games (Nov. 29 – Dec. 18). It was the longest streak in the NBA team this season and was the second-longest such stretch in Raptors history. Toronto had more steals than its opponent in 11 consecutive games in 2007–08. Patrick McCaw had three of the team’s six steals Friday night vs. Washington, marking a season high. • Serge Ibaka made his first start of the season Friday night, recording his third double-double in his last four games. In those four games, Ibaka is averaging 18.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. • The Raptors shot 40 per cent (12-30) from behind the arc Friday night. Toronto currently sits third in the NBA in three-point percentage (.378) behind Miami (.385) and Utah (.383). Terence Davis ranks seventh among NBA rookies with a .405 three-point percentage. • Patrick McCaw has played at least 20 minutes in four straight games for the first time since March 2018, when he had a streak of five consecutive games with 20 or more minutes with the Golden State Warriors. • Toronto forced 17 turnovers Friday night leading to 20 points. The Raptors currently rank second in the league averaging 19.9 points off of turnovers behind Chicago (22.0 points). • Delon Wright returns to Toronto for the first time since being traded to Memphis along with Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and a second-round pick in exchange for Marc Gasol last season. Wright averaged 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 17.5 minutes in 172 games with the Raptors. • December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season with 16 games and includes three back-to-back sets. The Raptors’ 11 games at Scotiabank Arena tie the franchise record for most home games in a calendar month – Toronto also played 11 games at home in March 2016. For the first time the Raptors will play at home Christmas Day when they host the Boston Celtics. • Pascal Siakam is one of five players in the NBA averaging 24.0+ points, 8.0+ rebounds and 3.0+ assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic and Karl-Anthony Towns. No Raptor has ever averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists throughout an entire season.

PROBABLE STARTERS

F – PATRICK McCAW #22 • Made first start of the season Dec. 20 vs. Washington; scored a season-high 11 points in 34 minutes. • Missed 17 games (Nov. 6 – Dec. 9) earlier this year following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. • Averaging 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 25.1 minutes in 32 career games as a starter.

MIN: 23.0 REB: 1.9 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.4 BLK: 0.0 PTS: 4.0

F – OG ANUNOBY #3 • Finished with 18 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes of play Dec. 20 vs. Washington. • Toronto is 14-2 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points (Last: 18 – Dec. 20 vs. Washington). • Shooting .594 (19-for-32) from the field over the last three games (Dec. 16-20).

MIN: 30.0 REB: 5.7 AST: 1.7 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 11.6

C – SERGE IBAKA #9 • Recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes in his first start of the season Dec. 20 vs. Washington. • Has led the reserves in scoring a team-high 13 times. • Averaged 16.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 29.5 minutes in 51 starts for Toronto last season.

MIN: 23.2 REB: 7.6 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.5 TO: 2.0 BLK: 1.1 PTS: 13.6

G – KYLE LOWRY #7 • Tallied team highs of 26 points and nine assists in 41 minutes Dec. 20 vs. Washington. • Passed Antonio Davis (110) for third on the Raptors’ all-time double-doubles list Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Averaging 17.4 points and 8.1 assists in nine games (Dec. 3-20) since returning from a left thumb injury.

MIN: 37.6 REB: 5.0 AST: 7.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.5

G – FRED VANVLEET #23 • Totaled 18 points and career-high nine rebounds Dec. 20 vs. Washington in his return to the lineup. • Ranks fifth in NBA in minutes per game (36.5) and ranks 11th in assists per game (7.1). • Toronto is 8-2 this season when VanVleet scores 20 or more points (Last: 20 – Dec. 5 vs. Houston).

MIN: 36.5 REB: 4.0 AST: 7.1 STL: 2.0 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 18.0


INJURY REPORT Marc Gasol (Left hamstring; strain) – Out Stanley Johnson (Left groin; stress reaction) – Out Norman Powell (Left shoulder; subluxation ) – Out Pascal Siakam (Groin; stretch) – Out Matt Thomas (Left middle finger; distal phalanx fracture) – Out

NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Dallas Mavericks Date: Sunday, December 22 Tip-Off: 3:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: Sportsnet Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

SERIES RECAP VS. DALLAS

OVERALL HOME ROAD 2019-20 0-1 0-0 0-1 ALL-TIME 20-26 13-9 7-17 STREAKS Lost 1 Won 4 Lost 1

LAST WIN: January 27, 2019 (123-120)

LAST HOME WIN: October 26, 2018 (116-107)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +22, 2X – last: March 13, 2017

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28, November 7, 2009

LAST TIME V. DALLAS GAME 12 – NOVEMBER 16, 2019 DALLAS 110, TORONTO 102

DALLAS — Luka Doncic had 26 points and 15 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Toronto Raptors 110-102 … Doncic scored nine points in the fourth quarter … He made all seven free throws in the quarter and finished with a career-best 15 free throws in 19 attempts … Delon Wright finished with 15 points, and banked in a fadeaway with 5 seconds left in the third quarter to send Dallas into the fourth with a 78-77 edge … Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and matched his career best with 15 rebounds for Dallas … Seth Curry scored 15 points, and Dorian FinneySmith and Maxi Kleber had 10 apiece … For Toronto, Norman Powell scored a season-high 26 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter … Fred VanVleet added 25 points, Pascal Siakam had 15, and Matt Thomas scored 10 … The Mavericks used a 15-0 run in the first quarter to transform a 10-3 deficit into an 18-10 lead … Dallas led 32-22 after the first quarter, with Doncic scoring 14 points … The Raptors roared back in the second quarter, shooting 61% (14 for 23) and outscoring the Mavericks 38 -21 for a 60-53 halftime lead … Powell scored eight points in a 13-4 run that took Toronto from four points down five points ahead at 49-44.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 22 38 17 25 102

DALLAS 32 21 25 32 110
NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Indiana Pacers Date: Monday, December 23 Tip-Off: 7 p.m. (ET) Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Television: Sportsnet Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto

DALLAS MAVERICKS

PROBABLE STARTERS PLAYER / 2019-20 REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES NOTES #10 Dorian Finney-Smith F • 6-7 • 220 • Florida/USA

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG

8.6 5.2 1.3 0.7 0.4 28.1

Last Game: Finished with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 31 minutes at PHI (12/20/19). Notes: The Mavs are 10-1 this season when he scores 10+ points … played in 200th career came vs. LAC (11/26/19) … led DAL in games played in 2 of his first 3 seasons (81 in both 2016-17 and 2018-19).

#6 Kristaps Porzingis F • 7-3 • 240 • Cajasol Seville/Latvia

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG

17.6 9.5 1.4 0.6 2.1 31.2 Last Game: Scored 22 points to go with a career-high 18 rebounds and 3 blocks at PHI (12/20/19). Notes: Has posted 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in a career-best 4 straight games (12/14-12/20/19) … DNP in 2018-19 (left ACL surgery) … named NBA All-Star in 2018 (averaged a career-high 22.7 ppg).

#7 Dwight Powell C • 6-10 • 240 • Stanford/Canada

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG

8.0 5.0 1.4 0.8 0.5 25.6

Last Game: Recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes at PHI (12/20/19). Notes: Increased his scoring average in each of his first 5 seasons (3.1 ppg in 2014-15, 5.8 ppg in 2015-16, 6.7 ppg in 2016-17, 8.5 ppg in 2017-18, 10.6 ppg in 2018-19).

#11 Tim Hardaway Jr. G • 6-5 • 205 • Michigan/USA

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG

13.5 2.5 1.7 0.6 0.1 25.8

Last Game: Finished with 27 points (7-11 3FGs), 4 rebounds and an assist in 32 minutes at PHI (12/20/19). Notes: Scored 31 points at HOU (11/24/19), his highest-scoring game with DAL … has posted 7 games with 20+ points this season (DAL is 7-2 in those games) … in 2018-19, averaged a career-high 18.1 ppg with NY and DAL.

#13 Jalen Brunson G • 6-1 • 190 • Villanova/USA

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG

8.3 2.7 3.6 0.5 0.0 17.8

Last Game: Scored 11 pionts to go with 7 assists and 3 rebounds in 25 minutes at PHI (12/20/19). Notes: DAL is 10-3 this season when he scores in double figures … recorded his first double-double of the season at MIL (12/16/19) and his second in his next game vs. BOS (12/18/19) .

INJURY REPORT

Seth Curry (low back tightness) is probable; Luka Doncic (right ankle sprain) is out; Delon Wright (right 5th finger sprain) is probable.

STREAK BUSTERS: The Mavericks snapped the Bucks’ 18-game win streak – which was tied for the 11th-longest in NBA history – with a 120-116 victory at Fiserv Forum on 12/16/19. It was the longest win streak broken up by Dallas in franchise history. The previous longest was 12 games, which the team accomplished twice during its championship season in 2010-11 (Dallas ended San Antonio’s 12-game win streak on 11/26/10 and also snapped Miami’s 12-game run on 12/20/10). It was also the second double-digit win streak Dallas ended in 2019-20 (the Mavericks snapped the Lakers’ 10-game win streak with a 114-100 win at STAPLES Center on 12/1/19). The 2010-11 season was the only other year Dallas snapped multiple win streaks of 10-plus games. What’s more, the Mavericks broke up the Bucks’ 18-game win streak without their leading scorer, Luka Dončić, who was out with a right ankle sprain. Dallas became the first team in NBA history to end a win streak of 15-plus games without its leading scorer (in terms of total points). The Mavericks have now snapped a double-digit win streak eight times in franchise history. The first time they busted a win streak of 10-or-more consecutive games was with a 135-109 victory over Denver at home on 4/9/88. All of the other instances since have occurred on the road. The Mavericks followed up their road victory over the Bucks on 12/16/19 by handing the Sixers just their second home loss of the season with a 117-98 win at the Wells Fargo Center on 12/20/19 (Philadelphia moved to 14-2 at home in 2019-20).

LONGEST WIN STREAKS BROKEN BY THE DALLAS MAVERICKS SEASON DATE TEAM SCORE GAMES 2019-20 12/16/19 @ Milwaukee 120-116 18 2010-11 12/20/10 @ Miami 98-96 12 2010-11 11/26/10 @ San Antonio 103-94 12 2001-02 4/14/02 @ Sacramento 113-100 11 1992-93 4/24/93 @ Houston 128-123 11 2019-20 12/1/19 @ L.A. Lakers 114-100 10 2003-04 12/12/03 @ L.A. Lakers 110-93 10 1987-88 4/9/88 vs. Denver 135-109 10

DALLAS’ IMPRESSIVE ROAD START IN 2019-20: The Mavericks have gone 11-2 (.846) on the road to start the season. The only other year Dallas won 11 of its first 13 road games was in its championship season in 2010-11 (the Mavericks also started 11-2 on the road that year). The Mavericks won their first four road contests in 2019-20 (at New Orleans 10/25/19, at Denver 10/29/19, at Cleveland 11/3/19, at Memphis 11/9/19), marking just the second time in franchise history they started a season 4-0 on the road. The only other year they won four-or-more consecutive road games to begin a season was in 2002-03 (Dallas started 7-0 on the road that year). Dallas also became the only NBA team to win its first four road games in 2019-20. After dropping two in a row on the road (at on Boston 11/11/19 and at on New York 11/14/19), the Mavericks have rattled off another seven consecutive road wins from 11/24-12/20/19 (with victories over Houston on 11/24/19, Phoenix on 11/29/19, the L.A. Lakers on 12/1/19, New Orleans on 12/3/19, Detroit in Mexico City on 12/12/19, Milwaukee on 12/16/19 and Philadelphia on 12/20/19). The seven-game road win streak is tied for the third-longest road win streak in franchise history. The team-record is eight consecutive road wins (twice). Below is a list of the longest road win streaks in Mavericks history, as well as a list of some of the more notable wins by Dallas in 2019-20.

NOTABLE ROAD WINS BY DALLAS IN 2019-20 LONGEST ROAD WIN STREAKS BY DALLAS DATE/OPP. SCENARIO RESULT SEASON DATES STREAK 10/29 @ DEN Nuggets entered undefeated (3-0) on the season W, 109-106 2010-11 11/20/10 to 12/27/10 8 11/24 @ HOU Rockets went in riding a 6-game home win streak W, 137-123 2001-02 1/15/02 to 2/12/02 8 12/1 @ LAL Lakers entered riding a 10-game win streak and a 9-1 record at home W, 114-100 2019-20 11/24/19 to 12/20/19 7* 12/16 @ MIL Bucks went in riding an 18-game win streak, including a 13-game home win streak W, 120-116 2002-03 10/30/02 to 11/27/02 7 12/20 @ PHI 76ers entered with a 14-1 record at home W, 117-98 2000-01 12/15/00 to 1/10/01 7 *Active streak PORZINGIS RECORDS 4TH STRAIGHT 20-POINT, 10-REBOUND GAME: Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis has recorded a career-best four consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound efforts from 12/14-12/20/19. Prior to his current four-game run, Porzingis had gone for 20/10 in back-to-back games twice in his career (once as a rookie with the Knicks from 11/21-11/23/15 and once earlier this season from 11/14-11/16/19). The 7-3 Latvian has also posted at least 20 points and eight boards in each of his last five contests (12/12-12/20/19). His career-long 20-point streak is six games, which he accomplished with the Knicks in 2017-18 (11/3-11/15/17). Porzingis is averaging 22.6 points, 13.0 boards and 2.6 blocks per game over his last five games (12/12-12/20/19).

BRUNSON NAMED SPORTING NEWS COLLEGE BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE DECADE: Mavericks second-year guard Jalen Brunson was recently named the Sporting News college basketball Athlete of the Decade. The former Villanova guard started 115 of 116 games in his three-year college career, winning two national championships with the Wildcats in 2016 and 2018. As a junior in 2017-18, Brunson was named the Consensus National College Player of the Year. He also took home the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard. The Wildcats posted a 103-13 (.888) overall record with Brunson in the lineup, including a 13-1 (.929) mark in NCAA Tournament games.
LUKA’S 20-5-5 STREAK: Mavericks second-year guard Luka Dončić recorded a streak of 20 consecutive games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists from 11/1-12/12/19, before seeing that run come to an end after suffering a right ankle sprain less than 2 minutes into the game vs. Miami on 12/14/19. The 20-game run by the 20-year-old is the longest such streak since the ABA/NBA merger (1976-77). In fact, the five next longest streaks since the merger were all achieved by players 26-or-older – by Michael Jordan at age 26, Russell Westbrook at ages 26, 28 and 29, and LeBron James at age 33. What’s more, Oscar Robertson (twice) is the only other player in NBA history to produce a 20-5-5 streak of 20-or-more consecutive games. Robertson had a 25-game run from ages 24 to 25 in 1963-64. “The Big O” also had a 29-game run from ages 25 to 26 in 1964-65, which stands as the longest 20-5-5 streak in NBA history.

MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 20 PTS, 5 REB & 5 AST SINCE ABA-NBA MERGER (1976-77)
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 20 PTS, 5 REB & 5 AST IN NBA HISTORY RANK PLAYER SEASON DATES STREAK RANK PLAYER SEASON DATES STREAK 1 Luka Donić 2019-20 11/1/19 to 12/12/19 20 1 Oscar

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