Kyrie Irving out tonight in Philly, Durant questionable but not with team — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Irving is out with a sprained finger, Durant due to contact tracing.

Kyrie Irving out tonight in Philly, Durant questionable but not with team — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kawhi Leonard on playing All-Star Game: “It’s money on the line” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“It’s an opportunity to make more money. Just putting money over health right now, pretty much.”

Kawhi Leonard on playing All-Star Game: “It’s money on the line” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Knicks deny Carmelo Anthony a historic moment at home, climb to 6th spot — Empire Sports Media

Carmelo Anthony was one of the league’s brightest stars when the New York Knicks were still relevant. Anthony returned to The Garden on Saturday as one of the league’s elder statesmen. The Knicks denied him a historic moment while they continue their rise back to relevance. The Knicks (11-13) climbed to the sixth spot in…

Knicks deny Carmelo Anthony a historic moment at home, climb to 6th spot — Empire Sports Media

RAPTORS-HAWKS PREGAME NOTES

INJURY REPORT 1:30 P.M.

TOR@ATL Atlanta Hawks Bogdanovic, Bogdan Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Avulsion Fracture
Dunn, Kris Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Surgery
Huerter, Kevin Probable Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Soreness
Hunter, De’Andre Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Discomfort
Okongwu, Onyeka Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Achilles; Soreness
Young, Trae Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain
Flynn, Malachi Out G League – On Assignment
Harris, Jalen Out G League – Two-Way
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – rehabilitation

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors play the second game of a back-to-back set (Feb. 5-6) Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. The Raptors have won 10 in a row over the Hawks, including the last six meetings in Atlanta. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet averaged 25.3 and 21.3 points, respectively,
in three victories vs. the Hawks last season. Saturday marks Toronto’s lone game with Atlanta during the first half of the season. The Raptors will host Atlanta twice in the second half. The Raptors are 0-2 in the second game of a back-to-back this season.
Pascal Siakam scored a season-high 33 points (12-23 FG, 9-10 FT) last night at Brooklyn. Siakam has now scored 30 or more points in three of the last four games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 5). He is averaging 26.8 points, while shooting .506 (39-77) from the field and .853 (29-34) at the free throw during this stretch. Siakam scored 30+ points once in his first 15 games.
The Raptors have won a season high-tying three straight games (Jan. 31 – Feb. 5). Over the last three games, Toronto is averaging 120.3 points and shooting .481 (130-270) from the floor. The Raptors have a +15 steal differential (32-to-17) and forced 46 opponent turnovers during the winning streak.
Kyle Lowry scored a season-high 30 points (12-18 FG, 6-9 3PT) yesterday against the Nets. Lowry needs 13 rebounds to pass Amir Johnson (2,836) for fourth on the franchise’s career rebounds list and is 16
away from passing Antonio Davis (2,839) for third. Lowry already ranks first in Raptors history in assists (4,073) and third in scoring (10.092). Only three active players are inside the top-three all-time for a team in scoring, rebounds and assists, but none of those players are currently with that team; LeBron James (Cleveland), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City) and Marc Gasol (Memphis).
• The Raptors continue a six-game road trip (Jan. 31 – Feb. 11) – their longest in the first half – Saturday at Atlanta. Toronto is on the road for 11 days as Super Bowl LV festivities take over the Tampa area. The Raptors will play 10-of-15 games on the road in the month of February. Toronto visits the Hawks having
won consecutive road games (Feb. 2-5) for the first time this season.
• Toronto scored a season-best 64 points in the paint Friday at Brooklyn. The Raptors have now scored 50 or more points in the paint in three of their last four games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 5), averaging 52.0 points during
this span. Toronto currently ranks 26th in the NBA averaging 41.5 points in the paint this season.
Fred VanVleet scored a franchise record 54 points (17-23 FG, 11-14 3PT, 9-9 FT) Feb. 2 at Orlando, surpassing the previous record of 52 set by DeMar DeRozan on Jan. 1, 2018 vs. Milwaukee (OT). FVanVleet became just the fourth player in Raptors history to record a 50-point game, joining Vince Carter
(51 – Feb. 27, 2000 vs. Phoenix, Terrence Ross (51 – Ja. 25, 2014 vs. L.A. Clippers) and DeRozan.

Toronto-Vancouver pregame notes

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (6-8-0 – 12 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (8-2-1 – 17 Points)

FEBRUARY 6, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:62-62-22-3 (149 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:36-25-11-1 (73 Games)
2020-21:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), TJ Brodie (37), Jake Muzzin (33)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), TJ Brodie (12), John Tavares (11)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (21), Jason Spezza (19)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):40 (4th)47 (1st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       32 (20th)55 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):14/35 [40.0%] (t-1st)8/49 [16.3%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):31/41 [75.6%] (23rd)49/61 [80.3%] (14th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.5 (t-15th)30.4 (18th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):26.8 (6th)36.1 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):458 (t-9th)556 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.8% (11th)46.3% (29th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.6% (4th)52.3% (7th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:62-62-22-3 (149 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:36-25-11-1 (73 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-37-11-2 (76 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 4, 2021 (Toronto 7, Vancouver 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS8 (Matthews)
ASSISTS11 (Marner)
POINTS17 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS46 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%63.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS17 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS9 (Muzzin)
HITS21 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME23:45 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:02 (Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:55 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for third in the NHL in wins (6).- Ninth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (218).- Has an 11-2-5 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in 18 career games against Vancouver. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:51 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4).- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (4).
Justin Holl– Ranks 17th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:10) with a shot attempt percentage of 56.2%.- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:10) with a goals for percentage of 64.7%.- Ranks third among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (3:55).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (66.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.- One of 18 forwards in the NHL to start average over 12:00 minutes per game (14:25) of 5-on-5 ice time and start 40% or fewer of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (40.0%), while having a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage above 50% (51.9%).
Alex Kerfoot– One of five Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:01) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:44).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.3).
Mitch Marner– Ranks third among NHLers in points (6-11-17).- Tied for the NHL lead in even-strength goals (6).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:05).- Has played 44.0% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Tied for second in the NHL in goals (8).- Averaging 21:48 in time on ice per game, which ranks eighth among NHL forwards.- Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.9%).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (46).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:13).- Has an average of 19.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among NHLers who have played at least 20 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 10th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:48).- Ranks 26th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.94).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in every game this season (64.7%).
William Nylander– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.93) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 57.6%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded six points (2-7-9) in five games on home ice this season.- Tied his career high for assists in a game and points in a game with his three assists performance on February 4 vs. Vancouver
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:45).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in assists (8).- Has eight points (1-7-8) in 14 career games against Vancouver.
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (4.23) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.- Recorded his eighth career hat trick on February 4 vs. Vancouver.
John Tavares– One of 34 NHLers to have appeared in at least 10 games while averaging at least a point per game (5-6-11).- Tied for third in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has been on the ice for a team-high nine power play goals, which leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for the 12th most in the NHL.- Has the third-highest faceoff win percentage (60.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 150 faceoffs (164).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (8) and Points (3-8-11) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (6) and points (6-1-7) in five consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinAssists (3) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderPoints (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianThree points from 200 NHL points
Auston MatthewsThree points from 300 NHL points
Jake MuzzinFive assists from 200 NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4 vs. VAN)
Mikko LehtonenFirst NHL point (Jan. 30 at EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)Week-to-week.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 19
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 2Added forward Nic Petan to roster.
  

49ers’ great Charlie Krueger dies at 84 — KRON4

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Charlie Krueger died on Friday at the age of 84, the organization announced. Krueger died in Clayton, California. He spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the 49ers, from 1958 to 1973, and had his number 70 retired by the 49ers in 1974. The…

49ers’ great Charlie Krueger dies at 84 — KRON4