MAPLE LEAFS-OILERS pregame notes

2021-22 Matchups vs. Edmonton: First of Two

2020-21 Record vs. Edmonton: 6-1-2
Next Game vs. Edmonton: Wednesday, January 5 vs. Edmonton
Toronto Season Record: 19-8-2
Toronto Road Record: 7-4-1

December 12, 2021
Defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and forward Brett Seney have been
recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 12, 2021
Defenceman Kristians Rubins has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
December 7, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 7, 2021
Defencemen Alex Biega and Kristians Rubins and forward Alex
Steeves have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

Score: Toronto 5 vs. Chicago 4
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares, Nylander, Matthews, Engvall, Kämpf
CHI Goals: Toews, Murphy, Kubalik, McCabe
TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 31/35, .886 SV%
CHI Goaltender: Lankinen, 21/26, .808 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Opponent: at Vancouver Canucks
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

Travis Dermott (Shoulder)
Mitch Marner (Shoulder) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Rasmus Sandin (Knee) *On Injured Reserve
Games Lost to Injury: 39

First Matchup between Clubs: November 11, 1979 (Toronto 6 at Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record: 58-44-8-3 (113 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 31-19-2-1 (53 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-25-6-2 (60 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: March 3, 2021 (Toronto 6 at Edmonton 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-0-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-2-2

Games Played: TJ Brodie (48), Jake Muzzin (40), Jason Spezza (38)
Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9), Wayne Simmonds (9), John
Tavares (9)
Assists: Jason Spezza (22), TJ Brodie (19), John Tavares (18)
Points: Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (27), TJ Brodie (21)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (47), Wayne Simmonds (26), Jake Muzzin (24)

Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .690 3.21 2.55 30.5% 81.7% 34.5 31.2 55.2%
Edmonton .615 3.39 3.08 31.7% 82.7% 32.1 33.7 52.2%

Power Play: 25/82 (30.5%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 7 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 14 – Matthews (7G, 7A), Nylander (5G, 9A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 67/82 (81.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

Tuesday games 4th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
December games 7th of 13 (6 home, 7 road)

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10 at PHI
ONDREJ KAŠE Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9 vs. TBL
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
MORGAN RIELLY Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9 vs. TBL
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
TRAVIS DERMOTT One point away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Eight points away from 50 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Two games away from 900 career NHL games played.

OILERS ALL-TIME vs. TORONTO 113 47-53-8-5 27-25-6-2 20-28-2-3 200 210
OILERS vs. TORONTO – 2021-22 0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 0

On Tuesday, Edmonton will face the Leafs for the first of two meetings this season and the lone game in Edmonton.
The last time these teams met was on March 29th, 2021 in Toronto, with the Oilers defeating the Leafs 3-2 in overtime.
Connor McDavid lead the Oilers with 25 career points against Toronto and Kyle Turris has appeared in a team leading 36 career games against
McDavid notched two assists on Dec. 9 and has posted 15 points (5G, 10A) in his last 10 games, including five multi-point games. He has recorded
points in all but four of the Oilers’ first 26 games.
Draisaitl registered two goals on Dec. 9 vs. BOS, marking his 9th two goal game of the season. He has recorded at least a point in all but seven of the
Oilers’ first 26 games, including three four-point efforts and six three-point games.
Draisaitl (23-22—45 in 26 GP) and McDavid (16 -29—45 in 26 GP) rank first and second in NHL scoring, while Draisaitl’s 23 goals lead the NHL.
The Oilers also have the top three players in the top five in the NHL this season: 1st – McDavid (29), T-4th – Draisaitl (22) and T-5th – Nugent-Hopkins
McDavid – 363
Draisaitl – 344
Marchand -283
Kane – 282
MacKinnon – 278
Draisaitl – 147
Ovechkin – 143
Matthews -143
McDavid – 124
Connor – 116
Connor McDavid has registered two four point games this season, while Leon Draisaitl has notched three four-point games. McDavid (21) and Draisaitl
(16) rank first and second in the NHL in 4-point games since 2015-16.
The Oilers rank tied for T-4th in the NHL in wins (9) when leading after one period and T-5th in wins (11) when leading after two periods.
The Oilers rank T-2nd in the NHL in wins (3) when trailing after two periods.
Edmonton Oilers: Media Notes
The Oilers are T-4th in the league in 3rd period goals (34) and rank T-5th in the league in 1st period goals (27).
The Oilers rank 1st in the NHL in wins (10) when being outshot by their opponent.
Zach Hyman is three goals from his 100th NHL goal.
Derek Ryan is four assists from his 100th NHL assist.
Darnell Nurse (46) needs one goals to pass Steve Smith for sole possession of fourth for goals by an Oilers defenseman
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (4) needs one overtime goal to tie Taylor Hall and Ryan Smyth (5 each) for fourth-most in Oilers history, a list led by Leon
Draisaitl (10) in first and Connor McDavid (9) in second.
Connor McDavid (45) needs one game-winning goal to surpass Ryan Smyth (45) for the fourth-most in franchise history, while Leon Draisaitl (38) needs
six game winners to pass Mark Messier (43) for 6th place.
Connor McDavid (31) needs nine multi-goal games to pass Paul Coffey for the 6th most in franchise history
Mikko Koskinen (5) needs one shutout to tie Dwayne Roloson (6) for 7th place in franchise history.
Mikko Koskinen needs eight wins to pass Curtis Joseph for 7th in Oilers all-time wins
Philip Broberg – First NHL Goal
Tyler Benson – First NHL goal
William Lagesson – First NHL goal
Markus Niemelainen – First NHL point/goal
Stuart Skinner – First NHL shutout
Brendan Perlini – First goal as an Oiler
Colton Sceviour – First goal as an Oiler
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded his 500th NHL point (assist) on Dec. 3 at SEA
Leon Draisaitl played his 500th NHL game on Dec. 3 at SEA
Connor McDavid – Scored his 210th goal on Dec. 1 vs. PIT, passing Paul Coffey for 7th place in franchise history goals
Markus Niemelainen – Played his 1st NHL game on Dec. 1 vs. PIT
Kris Russell – Blocked two shots on Nov. 27 at VGK, becoming the NHL’s all-time blocked shots leader
Zach Hyman – Scored on Nov. 27 at VGK recording his 200th career point.
Connor McDavid – Posted his 400th NHL assist on Nov. 24 at ARI
Leon Draisaitl – Posted his 40th career multi-goal game on Nov. 16 at WPG, passing Paul Coffey for the 6th most in franchise history
Connor McDavid – Scored his 600th career NHL point on Nov. 14 at STL
Ryan McLeod – Scored his 1st career NHL goal on Nov. 14 at STL
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Scored his 186th goal, surpassing Craig Simpson (185) for sole possession of 9th in all-time Oilers scoring.
Leon Draisaitl – Scored his 76th power play goal to pass Craig Simpson (75) for the 6th spot in franchise history
Leon Draisaitl – Passed Paul Coffey for sole possession of 6th spot on the Oilers all-time goals list
Cody Ceci – Scored his 1st goal as an Oiler on Nov. 11 at BOS
Tyson Barrie – Posted his 400th career point (assist) on Nov. 5 vs. NYR
Mikko Koskinen – Passed Devan Dubnyk (61) for sole possession of 8th most wins in franchise history on Nov. 3 vs. NSH.
Leon Draisaitl – Passed Ryan Smyth (142) on Nov. 1 vs. SEA for 8th most multi-point games in Oilers history.
Duncan Keith – Played his 1200th career NHL game and scored his 1st goal as an Oiler on Nov. 1 vs. SEA.
Record: 4-5-1
GF: 25 GA: 35
2020-21 3/29/21 @ TOR 3-2 W (OT)
2020-21 3/29/21 @ TOR 4-3 L (OT)
2020-21 3/3/21 @ EDM 6-1 L
2020-21 3/1/21 @ EDM 3-0 L
2020-21 2/27/21 @ EDM 4-0 L
2020-21 1/30/21 @ EDM 4-3 W
2020-21 1/28/21 @ EDM 4-3 L
2020-21 1/22/21 @ TOR 4-2 L
2020-21 1/20/21 @ TOR 3-1 W
2019-20 1/6/20 @ TOR 6-4 W
Games: Turris (36)
Goals: Turris (11)
Assists: Keith, McDavid (17)
Points: McDavid (25)
Penalty minutes: Kassian (43)
Nov. 8 F Devin Shore placed on IR, F Ryan McLeod recalled from Bakersfield (AHL)
Nov. 19 D Slater Koekkoek and D Darnell Nurse placed on IR, G Mike Smith place on LTIR
D Philip Broberg and D William Lagesson recalled from Bakersfield (AHL)
Nov. 30 D Cody Ceci placed on Covid protocol and D Duncan Keith placed on IR
D Markus Niemelainen recalled from Bakersfield (AHL)
Dec. 7 F Brendan Perlini placed on waivers
Dec. 8 F Brendan Perlini cleared waivers
Dec. 9 D Cody Ceci activated off non-roster
D Philip Broberg loaned to Bakersfield (AHL)
Dec. 10 D Philip Broberg recalled from Bakersfield (AHL)
D Kris Russell placed on IR
Overall – 522 GP, 230-217-42-33 – 535 PTS
2021-22 – 6 GP, 1-5-0 – 2 PTS
2019-20 – 14 GP, 5-8-1 – 11 PTS

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RAPTORS-NETS pregame notes



Brooklyn Nets Aldridge, LaMarcus Out Health and Safety Protocols
Bembry, DeAndre’ Out Health and Safety Protocols
Carter, Jevon Out Health and Safety Protocols
Durant, Kevin Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Soreness
Harris, Joe Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Surgery
Irving, Kyrie Out Ineligible To Play
Johnson, James Out Health and Safety Protocols
Millsap, Paul Out Health and Safety Protocols
Toronto Raptors Achiuwa, Precious Out Health and Safety Protocols
Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Banton, Dalano Out Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Johnson, David Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain

• The Toronto Raptors (13-14) play the second game of a back-to-back set Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets (19-8) at Barclays Center. The Raptors won for the fourth time in five games beating Sacramento
124-101 on Monday night. Toronto led wire-to-wire in the win and finished its homestand with a 4-3 record.
• The NBA announced Monday that Thursday’s game (Dec. 16) between the Raptors and Chicago Bulls at Scotiabank Arena has been postponed. Ten Bulls players, along with additional staff members, are currently in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. Following Tuesday, Toronto’s next game will now be Saturday night when they host the Golden State Warriors.
Chris Boucher matched his season high with 17 points, Yuta Watanabe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, and the Raptors used a 70-point first half to beat Sacramento on Monday. Toronto made a season-best 53 field goals and set a season high with 28 assists, including 19 in the
first half. The Raptors also set season highs for bench points (51) and points in the paint (68).
• Nine different players scored 10 or more points, including all five starters, in Monday’s victory over the Kings. It’s the first time in franchise history the Raptors had nine players score in double figures in the
same game. It’s just the second time this has happened in the NBA this season (Last: Dec. 2, 2021 – Memphis vs. Oklahoma City).
• Scottie Barnes tallied 16 points, four rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 32 minutes Monday night against the Kings. Barnes currently ranks second among rookies in scoring (15.1) and rebounds (8.2), leads in minutes (35.8) and is third with a .486 (155-319) field goal percentage.
Pascal Siakam has scored 16+ points in 10 of the last 11 games (Nov. 19 – Dec. 13). Siakam is averaging a team highs of 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds during this stretch. He is shooting .475 (87-183) from the
field and .333 (13-39) from beyond the arc over the last 11. contests.
Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. lead the NBA in deflections with 97 apiece this season. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. also ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.08) and has recorded multiple steals in 16 games. The Raptors lead the NBA in deflections per game (19.3) and rank third in steals (9.1) this season.
Goran Dragic is currently taking time away from the team for a personal matter. There is no definite time-line, and updates will be provided as appropriate. Dragic is averaging 8.0 points in five games this season.

MIN: 35.8 REB: 8.2 AST: 3.2 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 15.1
• Recorded 16 points, four rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 32 minutes Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento.
• Has scored in double figures in 10 straight games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 13), averaging 15.4 points during this stretch.
• Ranks second among rookies in scoring (15.1) and rebounds (8.2), and leads in minutes (35.8).

MIN: 33.8 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.8 STL: 0.6 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 18.8
• Finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa and Scottie Barnes for the team lead with four double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 20.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists through five games in December.

MIN: 14.9 REB: 4.3 AST: 0.3 STL: 0.4 TO: 0.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 7.2
• Matched his season high with 17 points Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento; added five rebounds in 22 minutes.
• Has scored in double digits in each of the last four games (Dec. 5-13), averaging 14.0 points during this span.
• In three starts this season, averaging 14.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 23.9 minutes.

MIN: 34.5 REB: 3.2 AST: 1.9 STL: 2.1 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 16.7
• Contributed 10 points, four assists and three steals in 31 minutes of action Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento.
• Ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.08); has recorded multiple steals in five of the last six games.
• Has scored 20+ points nine times; something he did 15 times in 58 games last season.

MIN: 37.7 REB: 5.0 AST: 6.4 STL: 1.5 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.4
• Tallied 12 points, five assists and two steals in 26 minutes Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (37.7), has logged 40+ minutes in six games.
• Has scored in double digits in all 26 of his games played this season, including 20+ points 10 times.

Precious Achiuwa (Health & Safety Protocols) – Out
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Dalano Banton (Illness; Non-COVID) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (Left Calf; Strain) – Out

2021-22 RECORDS
OVERALL 13-14 10-8 3-6
HOME 6-9 5-6 1-3
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

[ F ] K E V I N D U R A N T

7 • TEXAS (15th Season) • 6-10 • 225

2021-22 Averages Notables Last Game
29.4 ppg
7.6 rpg
5.6 apg
36.5 mpg
• Was acquired via a sign-and-trade with Golden State on
7/7/19 and signed a multi-year contract extension on 8/8/21.
• Is an 11-time All-Star (2010-19, 2021), nine-time All-NBA
honoree (six First Team, three Second Team), two-time NBA
Champion (2017, 2018), two-time Finals MVP, four-time
scoring champion (2009-12, 2013-14) and the MVP in 2014.
51 pts, 7 rebs, 9 asts
41 mins
12/12 at DET

[ F ] D E A N D R E ’ B E M B R Y

95 • SAINT JOSEPH’S (6th Season) • 6-5 • 210

2021-22 Averages Notables Last Game
5.6 ppg
3.3 rpg
1.1 apg
19.6 mpg
• Is in his first season with the Nets after signing as a free
agent on 8/8/21.
• Has drawn his first starts of the season in the Nets’ last 10
games, averaging 7.3 ppg (.596 FG), 4.7 rpg and 1.1 apg in
24.9 mpg.
4 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts
17 mins
12/12 at DET

[C ] L A MA R C U S A L D R I D G E

21 • TEXAS (11th Season) • 6-11 • 265

2021-22 Averages Notables Last Game
14.0 ppg
5.7 rpg
0.9 apg
23.6 mpg
• Is in his second season with Brooklyn after re-signing on
9/3/21. He originally joined the Nets as a free agent on 3/28/21
and appeared in five games for the team last season.
• Is one of two active players to record 20,000 points and
8,000 rebounds, joining LeBron James.
15 pts, 5 rebs, 1 ast
25 mins
12/12 at DET

[G ] P A T T Y MI L L S

8 • SAINT MARY’S (13th Season) • 6-0 • 180

2021-22 Averages Notables Last Game
12.7 ppg
1.7 rpg
2.4 apg
29.1 mpg
• Is in his first season with Brooklyn after signing with the
team as a free agent on 8/10/21.
• Ranks fourth in NBA history in 3-pointers made off the
bench. Since entering the NBA in 2009-10, he’s first in threes
made and third in points and minutes played off the bench.
18 pts, 3 rebs, 5 asts
35 mins
12/12 at DET

[G ] J AM E S H A R D E N

13 • ARIZONA STATE (12th Season) • 6-5 • 220

2021-22 Averages Notables Last Game
20.8 ppg
7.9 rpg
9.6 apg
36.2 mpg
• Acquired from Houston in a four-team trade on 1/14/21.
• Is a six-time All-NBA First Team honoree, nine-time NBA
All-Star, the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2018, three-time
scoring champion (2018-20) and led the league in assists in
12/12 at DET

OVERALL 19-8 8-5 11-3 —
DIVISION 4-0 — 4-0 —
WESTERN CONF. 4-3 1-2 3-1 —
EASTERN CONF. 15-5 7-3 8-2 –

➢ It would be Brooklyn’s third straight win, their 10th win in the last 13 games and 18th win in their last 23 games (since 10/29 vs. Indiana).
▪ The Nets begin a five-game homestand tonight (their second-longest homestand of the season and longest remaining homestand).
➢ It would extend the Nets’ win streak vs. Toronto to three games. The last time the Nets won three straight vs. Toronto came from 11/3/12 – 1/15/13.
▪ The Nets have won two straight against the Raptors for the first time since 2/4/15 and 4/3/15.
➢ It would improve Brooklyn’s record vs. Atlantic Division opponents this season to a perfect 5-0.
▪ Since last season, Brooklyn is 12-4 vs. Atlantic Division teams (6-1 at home). The Nets’ only home loss to an Atlantic Division team
since the start of last season came on 2/5/21 vs. Toronto when Kevin Durant played just 19 minutes (health and safety protocols).
➢ It would prevent Brooklyn from losing consecutive home games for just the second time in the last two seasons (the Nets lost their last home game on
12/4 vs. Chicago). The Nets have lost consecutive home games just once across the last two seasons: 1/1/21 vs. Atlanta and 1/3/21 vs. Washington.
➢ PPG: Kevin Durant leads the league in ppg (29.4) despite ranking seventh in FGA/game (20.1).
➢ APG: James Harden is second in the league in apg (9.6), trailing only Chris Paul (10.2).
➢ TRIPL-DBLS: James Harden is tied for third in triple-doubles with Dejounte Murray (four), trailing Russell Westbrook and Nikola Jokic (five).
➢ DBL-DBLS: James Harden is tied for fifth in the league in double-doubles (17).
➢ FTM-FTA: James Harden is fifth in FTM/game (6.5) and fifth in FTA/game (7.4). KD is sixth in FTM/game (6.3) and sixth in FTA/game (7.2).
➢ 3FGM: Patty Mills is tied for fifth in the league in 3-pointers made (82) and is tied for second in the league in catch-and-shoot 3FGM (63-of-139).
➢ 3FG %: Joe Harris is second in the league in 3FG % (.466). Patty Mills is eighth (.443).
➢ FG %: LaMarcus Aldridge is 12th in the league in FG % (.573).
➢ PLUS/MINUS: Patty Mills is 12th in the league in plus/minus (+173).

➢ ROAD: The Nets lead the league in road wins (11). Brooklyn’s 11-3 road record marks
the furthest the Nets have been over .500 on the road at any point in franchise history.
▪ The Nets are 31-19 (.620) on the road since the start of last season. Only
Phoenix (33-14, .702) and Utah (31-18, .633) are better in that time.
▪ The only team with a higher win % on the road this season than Brooklyn
is Phoenix (9-2, .818).
➢ DISHING: The Nets are 16-2 this season when dishing out 25+ assists in a game.
➢ MIDRANGE: The Nets are shooting a league-best .494 FG % from midrange this season, ranking first in midrange FGM/game (7.7) and second in midrange FGA/game (15.5). Brooklyn finished second in midrange FG % last season (.463), trailing Phoenix (.474).
➢ CLUTCH: The Nets are 10-3 in ‘clutch’ games this season (games within five points in the last five minutes), marking the fourth-best record in the
league, trailing only Washington (12-1), Phoenix (11-1) and Memphis (8-2) in such games.
▪ The Nets had the third-best ‘clutch’ record in the league last season (27-13), trailing only Philadelphia (25-9) and Phoenix (25-12).
➢ ON D: Brooklyn is 8-0 this season when holding its opponent under 100 points. The Nets have won a franchise record 25 straight games (last loss:
94-82 on 12/26/19 vs. New York) when holding their opponent under 100 points (11-0 last season).
▪ Brooklyn is also 9-1 when holding its opponent under .400 FG % this season (10-0 in such games last season).
▪ The Nets are also 16-1 this season when holding their opponent to 110 or fewer points (only loss: 106-93 on 10/27 vs. Miami).
➢ ON O: The Nets are 4-0 this season when scoring 120+ points and 7-1 when shooting .500+ FG %.
▪ The Nets have won 24 straight games (dating back to 2/2/21 vs. L.A. Clippers) when scoring 120+ points, which marks the longest
active streak in the league. The 24 straight wins when scoring 120+ points is also the longest streak in Nets history.
▪ The Nets are also 13-0 this season when scoring 110+ points in a game.
▪ Brooklyn was 31-3 when scoring 120+ points last season and 25-4 when shooting .500+ FG %.
➢ FTM-FTA-FT%: The Nets are one of two teams in the league to rank in the top-five in FTM/game, FTA/game and FT %, joining Boston.
➢ LOSSES: The Nets are one of two teams this season that have not lost consecutive games, joining Golden State.
▪ This is the deepest the Nets have gone into a season without losing consecutive games in franchise history (previously: the Nets didn’t
lose consecutive games in the 2002-03 campaign until the 15th and
16th games of the season

Clippers take business-like approach into game vs. Utah Jazz — Press Enterprise

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers had just convincingly taken down the team that not only came into play Monday with the NBA’s best record and having won 20 of its past 21 games — but which also ended their playoff run last season in Western Conference finals. 718 more words

Clippers take business-like approach into game vs. Utah Jazz — Press Enterprise