RAPTORS-WARRIORS pregame notes

• The Toronto Raptors (8-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors (14-2) at Chase Center. The Raptors snapped a three-game winless streak (Nov. 13-18) with a 108-89 victory over Sacramento on Friday. Toronto has won four of its last five games vs. Golden State and split the season-series (1-1) with the Warriors last year. The Raptors defeated Golden State 130-77 in Tampa last season – the largest margin of victory in franchise history (+53).
Pascal Siakam led all scorers with a season-high 32 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3PT, 9-10 FT), including 13 in a decisive third quarter, in Friday’s victory over the Kings. Siakam became just the fourth player in franchise history to scored 30+ points on 12 or fewer field goal attempts, along with DeMar DeRozan (twice),
Jerryd Bayless and Chris Bosh.
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 23 points and four rebounds in 36 minutes Friday at Sacramento. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 11-19), averaging a team-high 23.0 points. He is
shooting .518 (43-83) from the field and .426 (20-47) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
• The Raptors allowed just 89 points in Friday’s win at Sacramento. The Kings recorded an opponent season-low 15 assists and tied an opponent season low with 32 made field goals.
Chris Boucher posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench during Friday’s win against the Kings. Boucher recorded 12 double-doubles last season. His eight double-doubles as a reserve last year were tied with Miles Bridges for third most in the NBA – behind only Dwight Howard (11) and Enes Kanter (11).
Gary Trent Jr. (75) and Fred VanVleet (62) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals (2.24) 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
(10.2) and Golden State (10.1) currently rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in steals.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.3). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two
double-doubles. He sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
OG Anunoby missed his second straight game Friday at Sacramento with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points this season.


NOTES TO KNOW: The Warriors possess the best record in the NBA at 14-2. Golden State remains the only team this season to score at least 100 points in every game.

Golden State leads the NBA in scoring (113.9 ppg), assists (29.2 apg), fast-break points (17.2), and opponent field goal percentage (.422).

The Warriors rank second in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), third in steals (10.13 spg), third in field goal percentage (.474), and third in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316).
Among the league leaders, Stephen Curry leads the NBA in 3-pointers (85) and scoring (29.5 ppg) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.958); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists (7.6 apg); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.941). Stephen Curry was named Western Conference
Player of the Week for Week 4, his second weekly award this season and the 18th of his career.

• Stephen Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 140 consecutive games, the league’s longest active
streak and now the second-longest streak in NBA history after having passed Kyle Korver (127).
Curry, who holds the all-time NBA record of 157 games, is the only player with two 100-plus streaks.
• With 2,917 career 3-pointers made, Curry ranks second on the NBA’s all-time career 3-pointers made
list, trailing Ray Allen (2,973) by 56.
• Andre Iguodala is seven field goals away from 5,000 career.
• Golden State is the only team in the NBA to score at least 100 points in every game this season. Their streak of 16 consecutive 100-point games to start the season is the longest streak for the Warriors
since they began the 2015-16 season with 24-straight 100-point games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Warriors franchise record for the most consecutive 100-point games to begin a season is
61, set by the 1960-61 team.
Stephen Curry has made nine 3-pointers in each of the last two games he has played in (18-30 3P, .600 3P%). In NBA history there have been seven instances of players making at least nine 3-pointers in two straight games; Curry has done so five times (James Harden has the other two). No player
in NBA history has had three-consecutive games with at least nine 3-pointers. Only three times in NBA history has a player made eight-or-more 3-pointers in three-straight games: Curry, twice; Damian Lillard, once.
Draymond Green is shooting .727 (16-22 FG) from the field in the last four games he has played in, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
• Gary Payton II, second on the team in steals (22), has recorded a steal in each of the last 11 games, a career-best streak.
• Tonight’s game vs. Toronto is the first of three-straight home games. The Raptors have won four of the last five meetings against the Warriors. Golden
State has won 14 of the last 16 meetings against the Raptors in the Bay Area.
• The Warriors completed a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record. Stephen Curry averaged a team-high 33.7 points (.500 FG%, .488 3P%, 12-12 FT),
5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.33 steals in 33.3 minutes per game in three contests. Curry made 21 3-pointers in three games (he missed the last game
in Detroit due to a left hip contusion. Andrew Wiggins averaged 21.5 points per game and Jordan Poole had a 17.5 scoring average. Draymond
Green played in three games and averaged 9.3 assists a game during the road trip. Golden State outscored (107.0 to 99.0 ppg), outrebounded (46.0
to 38.5 rpg) and outshot opponents from the field (.476 to .423 FG%) during the four-game road trip.
• The Warriors have started the 2021-22 season winning 14 of their first 16 games. It’s the best start after 16 games since the team opened the 2016-17
season with a 16-2 record. Including last season, the Warriors have won 29 of their last 36 regular season games.
• In the third quarter this season, the Warriors are outscoring opponents (29.8 to 21.9 ppg), outrebounding opponents (13.3 to 9.3 rpg), outshooting
opponents from the field (.488 to .380) and from 3-point range (.373 to .300). The Warriors have outscored opponents, 476-351, a difference of 125
points (7.8 ppg) in the third quarter this season.
• On Monday, Stephen Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 after leading the Warriors to a 3-1 record while averaging
an NBA-high 34.8 points, to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.25 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. It was Curry’s second weekly honor of
the season (Week 1) and the 18th of his career.
• Including games played on November 20, the Warriors are ranked first in scoring (113.95 ppg), first in assists (29.7 apg), first in field goal percentage
(.474 FG%), first in fastbreak points per game (17.2) . Defensively, Golden State is ranked first in opponent field goal percentage (.422 FG%), second
in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), second in steals (10.13), and fifth in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316
3P%). According to NBA.com, the Warriors are ranked first in defensive rating (99.4) and third in offensive rating (112.3), trailing only Utah (114.3) and
Philadelphia (112.4).
• Including games played on November 20, several Warriors rank among the Top 10 in statistical categories: Stephen Curry is ranked first in scoring
(29.5 ppg) and first in 3-pointers made (85), and second in free throw percentage (.958 FT%); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage
(.941 FT%); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists per game (7.6 apg).
• Stephen Curry’s +205 plus-minus leads the NBA (+13.7 per game). On pace to be the best by any player since 1996-97 (ESPN SportsCenter).
• On Wednesday at Brooklyn, Curry’s nine 3-pointers were the most by a Nets opposing player in team history (previous eight, nine times) (ESPN
• The 50-point performance by Stephen Curry on November 8 vs. Atlanta was the most points scored by an individual player this season, surpassing
the 46 points scored by the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on October 20 at New York in a double overtime game. Prior to Curry scoring 50 points, the most
points scored in a non-overtime game was set by Curry when he scored 45 points on October 21, 2021 vs. the Clippers.
• The Warriors went 7-1 on their eight-game homestand (October 28-November 12), tied for the longest in franchise history (they went 4-4 on their
previous eight-game homestand, January 24-February 9, 2011

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