GRIZZLIES-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

• The Toronto Raptors (9-12) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto has lost consecutive games and three of its last four. Fred VanVleet scored 23 points as the Raptors rallied to beat Grizzlies 126-113 in Memphis last week (Nov. 24). The Grizzlies led 71-59 at the half. The Raptors have won seven of the last eight meetings vs. Memphis.
Pascal Siakam recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and a team-high five assists Sunday vs. Boston. Siakam has now scored 17+ points in five straight games (Nov. 19-28). He is averaging 21.0 points an
shooting .494 (38-77) from the field, including 40 percent (8-20) from beyond the arc, during this stretch.
Gary Trent Jr. (78) and Fred VanVleet (76) currently rank second and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. is also fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in
12-of-20 games played this season. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto leads the NBA in deflections (19.8) and ranks second in steals (9.6) this season.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes contributed 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes Nov. 28 vs. Boston – his fifth 20-point game of the season. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring
(15.2), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.3), and ranks third with a .485 field goal percentage (117-for-241). He has paced Toronto in scoring five times, rebounds on seven occasions and assists in four games.
Scottie Barnes is the first Raptors rookie to have five 20-point games since Charlie Villanueva reached the 20-point mark 12 times during the 2005-06 season. Damon Stoudamire hold the franchise record with
37 20-point outings as a rookie in 1995-96.
• Fred VanVleet scored a team-high 27 points (8-16 FG, 5-10 3PT, 6-7 FT) Sunday against the Celtics. He has now scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Nov. 24-28). VanVleet is averaging a team-high
25.3 points, while shooting .529 (27-51) from the field and .444 (12-27) from beyond the arc, over the last three. VanVleet has scored 20+ points a team-high nine times this season.
• Toronto has dropped four in a row (Nov. 5-28) at Scotiabank Arena for the first time since Nov. 26 – Dec. 10, 2013. The Raptors will play 10-of-13 games at home in December.
• The Raptors announced Sunday Goran Dragic is taking some time away from the team to manage a personal matter. There is no definite timeline, and we will update as appropriate.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.3 REB: 8.3 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 15.2
• Recorded 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes Nov. 28 vs. Boston.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Leads all rookies in scoring (15.2), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.3), and ranks third with a .485 field goal pct.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.2 REB: 7.2 AST: 3.6 STL: 0.8 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 17.7
• Finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and a team-high five assists in 38 minutes Nov. 28 vs. Boston.
• Has scored 17+ points in five consecutive games (Nov. 19-28), averaging 21.0 points during this stretch.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 25.7 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.2
• Tallied six points and a team-high nine rebounds in 36 minutes of action Nov. 28 vs. Boston.
• Leads all sophomores in rebounding (8.1); has grabbed 10+ rebounds four times this season.
• Averaging 8.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 25.7 minutes in 14 games as a starter.
G – SVI MYKHAILIUK #14

MIN: 25.7 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.2
• Contributed 12 points, a season-high eight rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes Nov. 28 vs. Boston.
• In three starts this season, averaging 14.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 35.8 minutes.
• Has scored in double figures five times, inlcuding a season-best 16 points Oct. 30 at Indiana.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 25.7 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.2
• Scored a team-high 27 points Nov. 28 vs. Boston; added six rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes.
• Averaging 21.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 38.0 minutes during 13 games in November.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.1), has logged 40+ minutes in five games this season. .

INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Right Calf; Contusion) – Questionable


MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES PREVIOUS STARTING LINEUP
2021-22 Regular Season Record When Using This Starting Lineup: 1-0
SF # 24 6-6 ½ 220 Previous Game 21 PTS 6 REB 1 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 21:11
 Selected 45th overall in 2017 NBA Draft after guiding Oregon to the school’s first
Final Four since 1939.
 Averaged career highs in points, assists, steals and free throw % in 2020-21.
 25.8 PPG in first career playoff series (2021 First Round vs. Utah); 31 PTS in Game
1 win set franchise record for a career playoff debut.
DILLON BROOKS
Oregon / Canada 5
5th Season
PPG: 18.6 RPG: 3.6 APG: 2.3
PF # 13 6-11 242 Previous Game 17 PTS 9 REB 0 AST 0 STL 2 BLK 22:12
 Selected fourth overall in 2018 NBA Draft after freshman year at Michigan State.
 2018-19 All-Rookie First Team selection.
 Career-high 43 PTS (9 3PM) on 12/13/2019 vs. Milwaukee; first player in NBA
history with 9+ 3PM in a game while under 21 years old.
JAREN JACKSON JR.
Michigan State / USA 4
4th Season
PPG: 15.0 RPG: 5.7 APG: 1.0
C # 4 6-11 265 Previous Game 3 PTS 12 REB 4 AST 1 STL 3 BLK 20:43
 Selected 12th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.
 Sixth in NBA history in career FG% (.591).
 Averages 3.5 OREB/G for his career (4.1 OREB/G since 2016-17 season).
 One of four New Zealand-born players in NBA history.
STEVEN ADAMS
Pittsburgh / New Zealand 9
9th Season
PPG: 6.6 RPG: 8.0 APG: 2.8
SG # 22 6-6 215 Previous Game 18 PTS 5 REB 2 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 26:25
 Selected 30th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.
 Named 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
 Led all rookies last season in 3-point percentage (.432), the third-highest rookie
3P% since 2009-10 (Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum).
DESMOND BANE
TCU / USA 2
2nd Season
PPG: 15.6 RPG: 3.9 APG: 2.0
PG # 21 6-0 ¼ 196 Previous Game 6 PTS 3 REB 8 AST 0 STL 0 BLK 23:49
 Selected 24th overall in 2015 NBA Draft.
 Third player in NBA history to lead the league in assist-to-turnover ratio in three
straight seasons (Muggsy Bogues, Chris Paul).
 Named 2015 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player after leading Duke to the national title.
TYUS JONES
Duke / USA 7
7th Season
PPG: 6.2 RPG: 2.1 APG: 3.3
SF # 24 6-6 ½ 220 Previous Game 21 PTS 6 REB 1 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 21:11
 Selected 45th overall in 2017 NBA Draft after guiding Oregon to the school’s first
Final Four since 1939.
 Averaged career highs in points, assists, steals and free throw % in 2020-21.
 25.8 PPG in first career playoff series (2021 First Round vs. Utah); 31 PTS in Game 1 win set franchise record for a career playoff debut.

BEAR NECESSITIES
 The Memphis Grizzlies close out the month of November with their first trip north of the border in nearly three years, as the team finishes its two-game season series with the Toronto Raptors… Memphis’ last visit to Toronto came on Jan. 19, 2019 (a 119-90 Raptors victory).
 Toronto, 2-7 at home but 7-5 on the road, defeated Memphis 126-113 in the teams’ first meeting this season on Nov. 24 at FedExForum.
 The Grizzlies won their previous road matchup with the Raptors on May 8, 2021, in Tampa, Florida, but are seeking their first victory in Toronto since Feb. 20, 2013… The Raptors have taken the last six tilts played in Toronto.
Mississauga native Dillon Brooks, who has scored in double figures in all of his seven appearances this season, scored a
team-high 21 points in Memphis’ 128-101 home win over the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28… It was Memphis’ first game
this season without leading scorer Ja Morant, who sustained a left knee sprain in the first quarter on Nov. 26 vs. Atlanta.

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