GAME #13 – TORONTO RAPTORS (6-6) vs. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (8-4)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021 – 7 P.M. (ET) – WELLS FARGO CENTER
TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
• The Toronto Raptors (6-6) play the second game of a back-to-back set Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers (8-4) at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors lost 104-88 to the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday
and have now dropped three in a row for the first time this season. Toronto hosts Detroit on Saturday before starting a season long-tying six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Monday night in Portland.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes scored a team-high 21 points (7-11 FG, 7-8 FT) yesterday at Boston. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounds (8.5) and field goal percentage (.533 – min. 50
FGA). He has led the team in scoring in five of his first 10 games played, scored 20+ points four times and earned two double-doubles. Barnes sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
• Gary Trent Jr. (54) and Fred VanVleet (50) rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in deflections.
Trent Jr. also ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.50) and has already tied his career high with five
steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
Toronto has recorded 10+ steals eight times this season, and currently leads the NBA in steals (10.7).
• Pascal Siakam (Left Shoulder; Injury Management) will sit out tonight in Philadelphia. Siakam returned to the lineup Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn after missing the first 10 games of the regular season recovering from left
shoulder surgery. He underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum.
• Centre Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) will miss his third straight game against the Sixers. The Raptors rank second in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (13.1) this season, but have been outrebounded 24-14 on the offensive glass the last two games. Birch leads the team with 35 offensive boards
this season (tied for 11th in the NBA).
• Svi Mykhailiuk led the reserves with 10 points Nov. 10 at Boston. Mykhailiuk has now scored in double figures in four of the last six games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 10). He is averaging 10.7 points and shooting .512 (22-
43) from the floor, inlcuding 40 percent (8-20) from beyond the arc, during this stretch.
• Sixers guard Danny Green played one season with the Raptors, helping Toronto capture the 2019 NBA championship. Green averaged 10.3 points in 80 games during the 2018-19 season. In 24 postseason
contests, he averaged 6.9 points, and scored 18 points in a Game 3 victory over Golden State in the finals.