RAPTORS-KINGS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #17 – TORONTO RAPTORS (7-9) vs. SACRAMENTO KINGS (6-9)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – 10 P.M. (ET) – GOLDEN 1 CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

23 FRED VANVLEET

Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
College: Wichita State Birthday: 2/25/1994 NBA EXP: 5

2021-22 SEASON:
• Sat out Nov. 13 vs. Detroit with left groin soreness.
• Has scored 15+ points in 12 straight games (Oct. 23 – Nov. 15), averaging 20.8 points.
• Tallied 32 points, six rebounds and seven assists Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.
• Scored a season-best 33 points Nov. 3 at Washington.
• Recorded 15 points and a career-high 17 assists Oct. 25 vs. Chicago.
• Made third consecutive opening night start for the Raptors Oct. 20 vs. Washington;
finished with 12 points, three rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes.
• Inactive once.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 35:32 5-14 4-9 2-2 3 6 3 1 16
Nov. 11 @PHI 40:09 11-22 6-11 4-4 6 7 1 0 32
Nov. 13 DET INACTIVE – Left Groin; Soreness
Nov. 15 @POR 40:05 6-13 4-8 0-0 6 7 2 1 16
Nov. 18 @UTA 34:27 7-17 3-8 7-8 4 4 3 2 24

• The Toronto Raptors (7-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Friday night against the Sacramento Kings (6-9) at Golden 1 Center. The Raptors have dropped six of their last seven (Nov. 5-18), but are 5-3 on the road this season. Despite scoring 37 points off 24 Jazz turnovers, Toronto fell 119-103 in Utah last night. The Raptors are 2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season. Toronto has won seven of its last eight games vs. Sacramento and split the season-series (1-1) with the Kings in 2020-21.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 31 points (12-18 FG, 5-11 3PT, 2-2 FT) Nov. 19 at Utah – the fourth 30-point game of his career and third since joining the Raptors at the trade deadline last season. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in three of the last four games (Nov. 11-18), averaging 23.0 points. He is shooting .530 (35-66) from the field and .417 (15-36) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
OG Anunoby missed his first game of the season yesterday at Utah with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points in 15 games this season. The Raptors have not used the same starting lineup in consecutive games since Nov. 7-11.
Khem Birch scored a season-high 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 FT) in his first start of the year last night against the Jazz. Birch scored all 14 of his points in the first half. In 17 starts with the Raptors last season, Birch averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 31.5 minutes.
Fred VanVleet (598) is tied with Terrence Ross (598) for third on the Raptors’ all-time three-point field goals list. Kyle Lowry holds the franchise record with 1,518 threes, followed by Morris Peterson (801). VanVleet has made at least three three-pointers in eight straight games played (Nov. 1-18), shooting .455 (30-66) from three-point distance during this span.
Gary Trent Jr. (70) and Fred VanVleet (59) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. is also fourth in the NBA in steals (2.38) and has already matched his career high with five steals
three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently leads the NBA in deflections (20.9) and ranks second in steals (10.3).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (15.9 ppg) and rebounds (8.1), and is tied with Dalano Banton for second with a .508 field goal percentage – behind only Herbert Jones (.514). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times in his first 13 games played, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two double-doubles. Barnes sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.

4 SCOTTIE BARNES

Position: Guard-Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 225
College: Florida State Birthday: 8/1/2001 NBA EXP: R


• Logged a career-high 40 minutes Nov. 15 at Portland.
• Tied the Raptors rookie record for steals in a game with five Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn.
• Missed two games (Nov. 1-3) due to a sprained right thumb; sustained the injury late in the fourth quarter Oct. 30 at Indiana.
• Scored 21 points in back-to-back games (Oct. 29-30).
• Tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and a season-high seven assists Oct. 27 vs. Indiana.
• Recorded first career double-double with season highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds in a victory Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Started in his NBA debut opening night vs. Washington (Oct. 20); tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in 33 minutes – became just the seventh rookie in franchise history to
start opening night and first since Pascal Siakam in 2016.
• Inactive twice.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 31:54 7-11 0-0 7-8 7 4 0 0 21
Nov. 11 @PHI 39:01 6-13 0-0 1-1 9 4 1 2 13
Nov. 13 DET 38:07 4-10 0-0 3-4 6 4 1 0 11
Nov. 15 @POR 39:30 6-14 0-1 6-6 8 2 0 0 18
Nov. 18 @UTA 35:08 5-11 0-2 0-0 6 6 1 0 10

33 GARY TRENT JR.

Position: Guard Height: 6-5 Weight: 205
College: Duke Birthday: 1/18/1999 NBA EXP: 3

2021-22 SEASON:
• Scored a season-high 31 points Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Finished with 18 points and a season-best six rebounds Nov. 15 at Portland.
• Tied a career high with five steals Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland.
• Matched a career best with five steals Oct. 27 vs. Indiana.
• Scored 20 points and tied a career high with five steals Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Contributed six points and two rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench in the season opener Oct. 20 vs. Washington.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 34:56 6-12 2-7 0-0 4 0 0 1 14
Nov. 11 @PHI 36:06 7-16 4-9 2-2 5 4 2 0 20
Nov. 13 DET 38:16 8-16 4-10 3-3 2 3 3 0 23
Nov. 15 @POR 39:34 8-16 2-6 0-0 6 1 2 0 18
Nov. 18 @UTA 33:01 12-18 5-11 2-2 2 3 1 0 31

43 PASCAL SIAKAM

Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 240
College: New Mexico St. Birthday: 4/2/1994 NBA EXP: 5

2021-22 SEASON:
• Led the team with season highs of 25 points, 12 rebounds, including a career-best
seven offensive boards, and seven assists Nov. 13 vs. Detroit.
• Sat out Nov. 11 at Philadelphia for left shoulder injury management.
• Returned to the starting lineup Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn; contributed 15 points in 25 minutes.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery; underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
• Inactive for 11 games.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 29:53 3-7 0-1 2-2 7 3 2 0 8
Nov. 11 @PHI INACTIVE – Left Shoulder; Injury Management
Nov. 13 DET 34:38 9-14 2-3 5-9 12 7 1 0 25
Nov. 15 @POR 39:24 7-15 2-6 4-4 6 6 0 1 20
Nov. 18 @UTA 30:55 2-14 0-4 0-0 3 5 2 0 4

24 KHEM BIRCH

Position: Centre Height: 6-8 Weight: 226
College: UNLV Birthday: 9/29/1992 NBA EXP: 4

2021-22 SEASON:
• Scored a season-high 14 points in first start of the season Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Missed three games (Nov. 7-11) with right knee swelling.
• Scored 11 points Oct. 25 vs. Chicago.
• Recorded nine points and a season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench in the season opener Oct. 20 vs. Washington.
• Inactive three times.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS INACTIVE – Right Knee; Swelling
Nov. 11 @PHI INACTIVE – Right Knee; Swelling
Nov. 13 DET 16:19 1-3 0-0 2-4 5 1 0 0 4
Nov. 15 @POR 21:16 3-6 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 0 6
Nov. 18 @UTA 24:25 6-8 0-0 2-3 3 1 2 0 14

25 CHRIS BOUCHER

Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 198
College: Oregon Birthday: 1/11/1993 NBA EXP: 4

2021-22 SEASON:
• Matched a season high with eight rebounds Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Sat out Nov. 15 at Portland with lower back soreness.
• Scored a season-high 17 points in 24 minutes Nov 11 at Philadelphia.
• Recorded 11 points and a season-best eight rebounds Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Missed all five preseason games following surgery on a dislocated left middle finger;
sustained the injury in a practice collision with teammate Precious Achiuwa.
• Inactive once.
LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 6:49 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 0
Nov. 11 @PHI 24:04 7-12 1-3 2-2 6 0 1 2 17
Nov. 13 DET 11:37 1-3 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 0 2
Nov. 15 @POR INACTIVE – Lower Back; Soreness
Nov. 18 @UTA 17:29 1-6 0-2 0-0 8 2 0 1 2

KINGS POSSIBLE STARTERS

KINGS NOTES

FRANCHISE RECORDS: On Friday, November 5, 2021 vs. Charlotte, Sacramento shot 22 of 44 from three. The 22 made three’s are a new franchise
record with the previous being 21 made threes on three different occasions. Most recently, vs. Lakers on August 13, 2020 in the NBA Bubble.
WE JUST TRYING TO PARTY HOLMES:
Richaun Holmes earned his first career 20-point/20-rebound game as he scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and
a career-high 20 rebounds vs. Charlotte on 11/5/21. According to @StatMuse, Holmes is the first Kings player to have a 20/20 game on at least .750 percent
shooting since 1994.
THE BLACK FALCON: Harrison Barnes erupted in the first game of the season on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Portland with a career-high 36 points
on 10-of-19 shooting from the field and 8-of-11 from the three-point line, which is also a new career-high. According to @StatsbySTATS, Barnes is the
first NBA player to score 35+ points with no turnovers and no personal fouls in a season opener since turnovers were first tracked beginning in 1977-78.
ALL TIME KINGS SHOOTE
R: Buddy Hield became the Kings franchise three-point leader as he connected from beyond the arc six times vs. Utah Friday
night. Hield passes Peja Stojakovic for most threes made all-time in Franchise history, who previously held the mark of 1,070 in a Kings jersey.
On Nov. 12, 2021 at Oklahoma City, Hield played in his 400th career game. He has the most three-pointers made of any player in NBA History in their first
400 games with 1,209.
GAME WINNERS: Harrison Barnes hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-107. The Kings have the most game-winning buzzer
beaters in the NBA since 2018-19 season with six:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (12/27/18) vs. LAL
Buddy Hield (1/19/19) at DET
Nemanja Bjelica (12/9/19) at HOU
Buddy Hield (12/23/20) at DEN
Harrison Barnes (3/27/21) vs. CLE
Harrison Barnes (10/27/21) at PHX
NO FOX GIVEN
MOVING UP THE LIST: De’Aaron Fox passed Vlade Divac on Sunday night, Oct. 24, 2021 to become the 6th all time leading assists man in a Kings jersey.
ASSISTS

  1. Mike Bibby 2,580
  2. Mitch Richmond 2,128
  3. Spud Webb 2,024
  4. Reggie Theus 1,943
  5. Chris Webber 1,791
  6. De’Aaron Fox 1,768
  7. Vlade Divac 1,693
  8. Brad Miller 1,542
  9. Doug Christie 1,505
  10. Lionel Simmons 1,498
    SEASON LEADERS
    BUDDY HIELD: Buddy Hield currently ranks second in the NBA in 3-pt field goals made with 65. He is also first in the league among reserves.
    RICHAUN HOLMES: Richaun Holmes ranks fourth in the NBA in field goal percentage with .682.

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