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By Lance Hornby
An early February date against the nondescript Anaheim Ducks doesn’t usually pack this much hype for the Maple Leafs.
But this game comes on the heels of Toronto’s shake-up trade for an energy forward and back-up goaltender, with the whole club needing to lift itself out of the doldrums and back to playoff contention. Throw in fiery Ducks coach Dallas Eakins back in the city where he played and coached the Leafs and farm team Marlies and the excitement level heightens.
Jack Campbell starts in goal for Toronto, Kyle Clifford will play somewhere on the third or fourth line, while call-up Timothy Liljegren steps on to the blueline with Cody Ceci out a month with an ankle injury.
“Cliff and Soup (Campbell) are going to come in and work extremely hard,” said defenceman Jake Muzzin, reunited with his former Los Angeles Kings’ teammates. “They’re really great additions — and two really great guys. Kyle will bring toughness and sandpaper. That can go a long way.”
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ANAHEIM DUCKS (22-26-6 – 50 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-19-7 – 63 Points)
FEBRUARY 7, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST
SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus ANAHEIM
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||27-11-5-1 (44 Games)|
|ALL-TIME AT HOME:||16-3-4-1 (24 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus ANAHEIM
|GAMES PLAYED:||Jake Muzzin (29), Jason Spezza (23), Tyson Barrie (17)|
|GOALS:||John Tavares (8), Auston Matthews (3), William Nylander (3)|
|ASSISTS:||Jason Spezza (11), Jake Muzzin (11), John Tavares (9)|
|POINTS:||John Tavares (17), Jake Muzzin (13), Jason Spezza (11)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Jake Muzzin (12), Zach Hyman (6), John Tavares (6)|
MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||193 (3rd)||134 (30th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||177 (27th)||165 (t-14th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||37/147 [25.2%] (3rd)||20/142 [14.1%] (31st)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||116/150 [77.3%] (25th)||129/165 [78.2%] (22nd)|
|SHOTS (Rank):||1815 (4th)||1613 (24th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||2749 (2nd)||2389 (14th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||52.7% (5th)||48.8% (20th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||52.9% (3rd)||51.1% (8th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS NOTES
|First Matchup between Clubs:||November 17, 1993 (Toronto 4, Anaheim 3)|
|All-Time Record:||27-11-5-1 (44 Games)|
|All-Time Record at Home:||16-3-4-1 (24 Games)|
|All-Time Record on the Road:||11-8-1-0 (20 Games)|
|Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:||February 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Anaheim 1)|
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. DUCKS
|Frederik Andersen||Selected by Anaheim in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft|
Appeared in 125 Games for the Ducks from 2013-16.
|Zach Hyman||200th NHL game (Nov. 16, 2018 at ANA)|
|Jake Muzzin||300th NHL game (Nov. 1, 2016 (LAK) vs. ANA)|
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POWER PLAY POINTS||20 (Marner)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Engvall, Kapanen)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||57.8% (Gauthier)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||55.4% (Nylander)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||77 (Muzzin)|
|TOI PER GAME||24:15 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:05 (Marner)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||2:50 (Ceci)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|Frederik Andersen||– Is 10-5-6 at home this season with a 3.16 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.|
– Tied for second in the NHL in wins (24).- Has recorded a save percentage over .900 in 24 of his starts, which is tied for fourth-most starts with a save percentage of .900 or higher.
|Tyson Barrie||– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for ninth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).|
– Has scored 15 of his 26 at home this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (46). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
|Jack Campbell||– Is 9-9-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 22 career games against Pacific Division opposition.|
|Kyle Clifford||– Ranks fifth among NHL left wingers in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%).|
– Ranks 22nd among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.71).
|Pierre Engvall||– Has started 40.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the third-lowest percentage among NHL rookies who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 57.1 percent at 5-on-5, which is the seventh highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.|
|Justin Holl||– Ranks sixth among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 46 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (45.1%) with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9 percent.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.9%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 46 percent (45.1%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.|
|Michael Hutchinson||– Is 3-2-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage on home ice in 2019-20.|
|Zach Hyman||– Fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-6-11; 13 GP).- Has 13 points (5-8-13) in 15 games on home ice this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.74).|
|Andreas Johnsson||– Averages 1.92 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for fourth-most among Toronto skaters.|
|Kasperi Kapanen||– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-17-25).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 10th among NHL right wingers in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.26).- Has recorded nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 12 games since January 1.|
|Alex Kerfoot||– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).|
|Mitch Marner||– Has 11 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.26 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.41 primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for eighth in the NHL in primary assists (26). His 26 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Ranks fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).|
|Auston Matthews||– Second among NHL skaters in goals (39).- Leads the NHL with 29 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (24).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- 12th among NHL skaters in points (39-25-64).- Tied for fourth in the NHL with 216 shots on goal.|
|William Nylander||– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-24-49) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- Has scored the first goal of the game three times for the Maple Leafs, which is tied for the most first goals among Toronto skaters.- One of five NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.30 (1.30).|
|Jason Spezza||– Averaging 2.00 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fourth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.07 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.|
|John Tavares||– Tied for 21st among NHL skaters in multi-point games (14).- Has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in nine games against Pacific Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent at 5-on-5 when the Maple Leafs are leading in games, which is the highest percentage when leading among NHL forwards who have appeared in at least 40 games and average 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (15:42).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 19th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.92).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Andreas Johnsson||Has assists (2) in two consecutive games.|
|Kasperi Kapanen||Has assists (2) in two consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-7-8) in six consecutive games.|
|Auston Matthews||Has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (5-2-7) in five consecutive games.|
|William Nylander||Has points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games.|
|John Tavares||Has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Three assists from 200 assists|
|Jason Spezza||Five assists from 600 assists|
|John Tavares||Two games from 800 games|
|Frederik Andersen (Neck)||Day-to-Day|
|Cody Ceci||On injured reserve.|
|Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)||On injured reserve.|
|Morgan Rielly (Foot)||On injured reserve.|
|Man Games Lost: 131|
|February 6||Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|February 5||Acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2021.|
|February 4||Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME
FEBRUARY 6, 2020 – ANAHEIM 2 @ MONTREAL 3 OT
The Ducks extended their point streak to three straight games (2-0-1, 5 pts.) in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the
Bell Center…Derek Grant tied the game at 2-2 in the third period with his 12th goal to match his single-season career high for goals
(2017-18)…Jakob Silfverberg also found the back of the net for Anaheim, marking his 16th of 2019-20…Rickard Rakell (20), Jacob
Larsson (4) and Carter Rowney drew assists…John Gibson turned aside 24-of-27 shots.
PP: 0-2 PK: 1-5 SF: 37 SA: 27 TOI: Hampus Lindholm (24:05) Three Stars: 1. Suzuki 2. Fowler 3. Gallagher
ANAHEIM DUCKS INJURIES
Man games lost: 103
Jan. 3 – Reassigned C Sam Carrick, RW Daniel Sprong and D Chris Wideman to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 4 – Recalled RW Kiefer Sherwood and RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 7 – Reassigned RW Kiefer Sherwood to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 10 – Recalled C Chase De Leo from San Diego (AHL). Assigned RW Troy Terry to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 16 – Reassigned LW Max Comtois and C Isac Lundestrom to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 18 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Daniel Sprong to San Diego (AHL). Recalled LW Blake Pietila from
Jan. 26 – Recalled C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Troy Terry from San Diego (AHL). Reassigned LW Blake Pietila to San
Jan. 29 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo to San Diego (AHL).
Feb. 3 – Recalled RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks play the penultimate contest of a five-game road trip this evening vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs
at Scotiabank Arena (4 p.m. PT, Prime Ticket, AM 830)…the Ducks have earned standings points in three straight games (2-0-1, 5
pts.), won three of their last five games (3-1-1) and gone 5-2-1 in the last eight…away from Honda Center, Anaheim has earned points
in five of its last six road games (4-1-1, 9 pts.)…the Ducks have also scored three SHG in the last eight games to push their season
total to nine, one shy of the single-season franchise record for SHG (10, set three times in 1995-96, 2013-14 and 2017-
18)…tonight concludes Anaheim’s seventh set of back-to-back games this season…the Ducks are 6-7-0 in back-to-back contests,
including a 3-3-0 mark in the second game…following tonight’s game, the Ducks will travel to Buffalo to conclude the road trip vs. the
Sabres on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the KeyBank Center (12 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS: Anaheim and Toronto begin a two-game season series tonight at Scotiabank Arena…the Ducks have posted
a 12-25-7 record in the previous 44 games against the Maple Leafs…in Toronto, Anaheim owns a 4-15-5 all-time record in 24 games…
Adam Henrique (5-9=14) and Ryan Getzlaf (2-12=14) co-led the Ducks in career scoring vs. the Maple Leafs…Getzlaf has points in
four of his last six games (2-4=6) and 2-8=10 points in his last 10 games against Toronto dating to Mar. 10, 2014…Getzlaf also owns
points in four of his last five games (2-3=5) in Toronto…Josh Manson has assists in three of his four career games at Scotiabank
Arena (0-3=3), while Rickard Rakell has five goals and six points in his last five contests vs. the Maple Leafs…after tonight’s game, the
Ducks and Maple Leafs will meet again next month to conclude the season set Friday, Mar. 6 at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS CONNECTIONS:
Michael Del Zotto: Played three years of junior hockey with John Tavares for Oshawa and London (OHL) from 2006-09…represented
Team Canada at the 2010 World Championship with John Tavares…played with Jason Spezza for Rapperswil-Jona Lakers (Swiss)
during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-13 season…Del Zotto and John Tavares were both named to the 2010 NHL AllRookie Team…was born in Stoufville, Ontario, about 30 miles northeast of Toronto.
Nicolas Deslauriers: Played two seasons for the Manchester Monarchs, the former AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, with Jake Muzzin (2011-13).
Cam Fowler: Played with William Nylander for Sdertälje SK (Sweden-2) during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-2013
season…played one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2008-09)…won gold at the 2010
World Junior Championship and the 2009 U-18 World Championship with Campbell…also represented Team USA at the 2011 World
Championship with Campbell…Fowler and Campbell were both named to the 2010 World Junior Championship All-Star Team.
Ryan Getzlaf: Won gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with John Tavares and Jake Muzzin…also won gold at the 2014 Olympic
Winter Games with Tavares…earned silver at the 2008 World Championship with Jason Spezza.
John Gibson: Represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with Auston Matthews and Morgan Reilly…played
one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2009-10)…represented Team USA at the 2012
World Junior Championship with Campbell.
Derek Grant: Played three seasons for the Ottawa Senators with Cody Ceci and Jason Spezza (2012-15).
Max Jones: Played for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Auston Matthews (2014-15)…played one season with Mitch
Marner for London (OHL), winning the 2016 Memorial Cup.
Jacob Larsson: Played two seasons for Frolunda (Sweden) with Pierre Engvall (2013-15).
Hampus Lindholm: Lindholm was named to the 2014 NHL All-Rookie Team with Frederik Andersen.
Nick Ritchie: Was named to the 2015 OHL All-Star Team with Mitch Marner…was born 50 miles from Toronto in Orangeville, Ontario.
Devin Shore: Played four seasons for the Dallas Stars with Jason Spezza (2015-19)…was teammates in the Dallas Stars organization
for two seasons with Jack Campbell.
Jakob Silfverberg: Was teammates with Jason Spezza in Ottawa (2012-13)…Spezza assisted on Silfverberg’s first NHL goal, Jan. 21,
2013…played with Cody Ceci for Binghamton (AHL) for part of one season (2012-13)…was born in the same city as Andreas Johnsson
Troy Terry: Won gold at the 2015 U-18 World Junior Championship with Auston Matthews…played for the U.S. National Team
Development Program with Matthews (2014-15).
IN NET: John Gibson is tied for the eighth-highest career SV% (.919) among all-time NHL goaltenders with at least 200 games
played…Gibson also ranks third among active goaltenders, behind Tuukka Rask (.922) and Ben Bishop (.921)…Gibson recorded his
first shutout of the season and 19th of his career, the fourth-most in franchise history, in a 3-0 win over the Islanders Nov. 25 at Honda
Center…Ryan Miller moved one shy from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list for goaltenders Feb. 1
at Los Angeles…Miller’s 46 saves that night were three shy of his career high set Dec. 29, 2013 (49).
BY THE NUMBERS: Captain Ryan Getzlaf leads the club in points (11-24=35), assists, game-winning goals (5), and even-strength
points (9-20=29)…Getzlaf owns 1-9=10 points in 13 games since Jan. 5 vs. Nashville…Jakob Silfverberg ranks second among team
leaders in goals (16), co-leads in PPG (3) and ranks third in points (16-15=31)…Silfverberg has 6-6=12 points in his last 21 games…
Adam Henrique, who leads the team with 17 goals and 14 even-strength goals, enters tonight’s contest with 5-1=6 points in his last 12
games and 8-3=11 points in his last 18…Rickard Rakell, who is riding a four-game point streak (1-4=5, +5), leads the Ducks in pointsper-game (0.69) and shots (135), ranks second in points (13-20=33) and third in goals…Hampus Lindholm, who has 1-3=4 points and
a +4 rating in his last seven games, leads Anaheim blueliners and ranks third among team leaders in assists (19)…Derek Grant,
currently tied for fifth in the NHL in SHP (3-1=4), is one goal shy of setting a single-season career high in goals (12)…Grant’s linemate,
Carter Rowney, is also one goal from matching his single-season personal best established with the Ducks last season (7).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
Cam Fowler: 2 points to 300 NHL points; 1 PPG from surpassing Chris Kunitz (26) for 10th on the club’s all-time PPG list; 1 SHP from
surpassing Scott Niedermayer (8) for the all-time franchise lead in SHP by defensemen
Ryan Getzlaf: 1 SHG from tying Samuel Pahlsson for third on the franchise’s all-time SHG list; 1 SHP from tying Steve Rucchin (15) for
third on the franchise’s all-time SHP list
Korbinian Holzer: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games
Ondrej Kase: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games; 5 points to 100 NHL points
Jacob Larsson: 3 appearances to 100 NHL games
Hampus Lindholm: 8 points to 200 NHL points
Josh Manson: 6 points to 100 NHL points
Ryan Miller: 1 win from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list; 6 appearances from matching Tom
Barrasso for second place on the NHL’s all-time games played list among U.S.-born goaltenders; 82 saves from tying Gilles Meloche
(21,138) for 13th place on the NHL’s all-time saves list
Rickard Rakell: 1 PPG from tying Andy McDonald (28) for eighth on the club’s all-time PPG list
INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 FRIDAY
Indiana Pacers Bowen II, Brian Out G League – Two-Way
Johnson, Alize Out G League – On Assignment
Mitrou-Long, Naz Out G League – Two-Way
Oladipo, Victor Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury recovery
Warren, T.J. Questionable Injury/Illness – Not Available; Concussion
Toronto Raptors Brissett, Oshae Out G League – Two-Way
Gasol, Marc Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Tightness
Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain
Powell, Norman Out Injury/Illness – Left Hand; Fourth Metacarpal- Fracture
• The Toronto Raptors visit the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday night. This is the third of four meetings between the two teams. Serge Ibaka connected on the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left, as the Raptors overcame a 19-point deficit to beat Indiana at home on Wednesday. Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 32 points in the victory, while Ibaka added a season-high 30. Lowry and Ibaka are averaging 31.0 and 26.5 points, respectively, in two games vs. the Pacers this season. Toronto has dropped their last two visits to Indiana. he Raptors and Pacers will face each other three times in the month of February.
• The Raptors set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory (Jan. 15 – Feb. 5) Wednesday night. Over the last 12 games, the Raptors are averaging 120.6 points and shooting .503 (534-1061) from the field, including .395 (171-433) from three point range. Toronto also has a +66 (162-to-228) turnover differential during this stretch and leads the NBA in points per game off turnovers (24.2). The Raptors’ win streak is the longest in Toronto sports history (NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and CFL).
• Serge Ibaka scored a season-high 30 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, Feb. 5 vs. Indiana. Ibaka has scored in double figures in eight straight games (Jan. 22 – Feb. 5), shooting at least 50 per centfrom the floor in all eight contests. He averaging 19.9 points (second on the team) and shooting .617 (66-for107) from the field during this stretch. Ibaka has now scored 30+ points four times in his career.
• Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 32 points and dished out 10 assists for his eighth double-double of season
Wednesday night against the Pacers. Lowry has now recorded 30+ points and 10+ assists seven times as
a Raptor, second most in franchise history behind only Damon Stoudamire (nine times).
• Kyle Lowry needs eight points to tie Vince Carter (9,420) for third place on the Raptors’ all-time scoring
list. DeMar DeRozan (13,296) is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, followed by Chris Bosh (10,275).
• Nick Nurse and his staff will coach Team Giannis at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Nurse will become just the third active head coach to coach in the All-Star Game in their first or second year as an
NBA head coach, joining Steve Kerr (first year) and Mike Budenholzer (second year) – both in 2015.
• Kyle Lowry has been named a reserve for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Lowry will participate in his sixth All-Star Game (2015-20), the most in franchise history. He is the first player in NBA history to be selected
to at least six All-Star teams after not being picked in any of his first eight seasons. Lowry will join forward Pascal Siakam in Chicago, who was voted a starter. Siakam’s selection extends a streak of six consecutive years that a Raptor has been voted into the starting five – Lowry (2015, 2016), DeMar DeRozan (2017, 2018) and Kawhi Leonard (2019). It also marks the fifth straight year (2016-20) two players will represent Toronto in the All-Star Game.
• MISCELLANEOUS: Rookie Terence Davis ll is the only Raptor to appear in every game this season …Toronto’s 37-14 record after 51 games is the best in franchise history … The Raptors have shot at least 50 percent from the floor in three straight games (Jan. 31 – Feb. 5), shooting .525 (134-for-255) during this
span … Toronto is a perfect 14-0 this season when they shoot .500 from the field.
G – OG ANUNOBY #3
MIN: 29.0 REB: 5.4 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 10.1
• Contributed three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes of action Feb. 5 vs. Indiana.
• Toronto is 19-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points.
• Averaging a career-high 10.1 points and shooting a career-best .489 from the field this season.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 29.0 REB: 5.4 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 10.1
• Recorded 25 points, a team-high nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in 40 minutes Feb. 5 vs. Indiana.
• Ranks 15th in the NBA in scoring (23.7) and 12th in +/- rating (+298).
• Has scored 30+ points 12 times; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.
C – SERGE IBAKA #9
MIN: 26.6 REB: 8.0 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.8
• Scored a season-high 30 points Feb. 5 vs. Indiana; added seven rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.
• Averaging 18.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 31.3 minutes in 18 games as a starter this season.
• Is the only player in NBA history with 500+ three-point field goals and 1,500+ blocks.
G – KYLE LOWRY #7
MIN: 36.6 REB: 4.6 AST: 7.3 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.7
• Finished with a game-high 32 points and 10 assists in 38 minutes Feb. 5 vs. Indiana – his eighth double-double.
• Ranked 10th in the NBA in assists per game (7.3); has dished out 10+ assists eight times.
• Became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists Jan. 28 vs. Atlanta, passing Jose Calderon (3,770).
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 36.6 REB: 4.6 AST: 7.3 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.7
• Tallied 10 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes Feb. 5 vs. Indiana.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.0); has registered multiple steals in 20 games.
• Has totaled 36 assists, compared to just seven turnovers, over the last four games (Jan. 30 – Feb. 5).
Marc Gasol (Left hamstring; tightness) – Out
Dewan Hernandez (Right ankle; sprain) – Out
Norman Powell (Left hand; fourth metacarpal – fracture) – Out
TONIGHT’S GAME DETAILS Opponent: Indiana Pacers Date: Friday, February 7 Tip-Off: 8 p.m. (ET) Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Television: Sportsnet One / ESPN Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. INDIANA
OVERALL HOME ROAD 2019-20 1-1 1-0 0-1 ALL-TIME 41-49 28-18 13-31 STREAKS Won 1 Won 12 Lost 2
LAST WIN: February 5, 2020 (119-118)
LAST ROAD WIN: March 15, 2018 (106-99)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +25, March 19, 2017
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -29, April 8, 2009
LAST TIME VS. INDIANA
GAME 51- FEBRUARY 5, 2020 TORONTO 119, INDIANA 118
TORONTO — Serge Ibaka connected for the go-ahead basket, as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers, setting a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory … Kyle Lowry had 32 points and Ibaka added a season-high 30 … Pascal Siakam had 25 points, while Terence Davis had 11 and Fred VanVleet contributed 10 … Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points to lead the Pacers, while Domantas Sabonis had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists … The Pacers outscored Toronto by 25 points in the second quarter, and when Brogdon drained a three early in the third, the Pacers went up by 19 points … The Raptors pulled within two points late in the third, and Toronto trailed just 86-82 to start the fourth … Three consecutive Pacers threes had the visitors back up by 10 in the final quarter … Toronto pulled within two, but with 3:50 to play, the Pacers were back up by 11 … A Lowry 3-pointer and a Siakam free throw cut the deficit to four with 1:15 to play … Nine seconds later, Siakam made it a two-point game … Lowry found a wide open Ibaka for the game-winner and then forced an Oladipo miss and Brogdon turnover … The Raptors had won 11 games in a row three times, previously from Feb. 26 to March 16, 2018 and Jan. 6-30, 2016, but this streak has seen several key Toronto players miss games with injuries … The Raptors’ streak is one of the longest in Toronto sports history.
1 2 3 4 TOT
INDIANA 20 43 23 32 118
TORONTO 30 18 34 37 119
NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Brooklyn Nets Date: Saturday, February 8 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: TSN Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. BROOKLYN
OVERALL HOME ROAD 2019-20 2-0 1-0 1-0 ALL-TIME 55-40 32-15 23-25 STREAKS Won 5 Won 9 Won 2
LAST WIN: January 4, 2020 (121-102)
LAST HOME WIN: December 14, 2019 (110-102)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +37, November 2, 2007
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -25, January 15, 1996
LAST TIME VS. BROOKLYN
GAME 36 – JANUARY 4, 2020 TORONTO 121, BROOKLYN 102
TORONTO — Fred VanVleet had 29 points and 11 assists, Lowry scored 26 points and the Raptors beat the Nets 121-102 … Serge Ibaka finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds … Toronto started slow, but got back into it with a big finish to the first half before their guards — who both hit five three pointers — carried them in the second half for another win in what’s been a one-sided rivalry … Toronto made 13 three pointers and beat Brooklyn for the 17th time in 18 meetings … Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points for the Nets, who dropped their fifth straight … They had a 16-point lead in the second quarter, but gave almost all of it away by halftime … Caris LeVert returned after a 24-game absence following right thumb surgery and scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench … The Nets shot 61 per cent in the first quarter and were six of 10 from 3-point range to open a 33-24 lead … Toronto scored the final 12 points of the second to trim the Net’s lead to 52-48 … Brooklyn had 16 turnovers in the half, leading to 20 points … VanVleet then scored 14 in the third to keep Toronto ahead until it went into the fourth leading 83-80 … Lowry’s three pointer with 9:08 to play triggered a 15-5 spurt that turned a two-point lead into a 100-88 cushion midway through the period.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 24 24 35 38 121
BROOKLYN 33 19 28 22 102
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