Newly Acquired Seth Curry, Andre Drummond Set to Make Nets Debut Monday —

Will the addition of Seth Curry and Andre Drummond help the Nets snap their 11-game losing streak against the Kings?

Newly Acquired Seth Curry, Andre Drummond Set to Make Nets Debut Monday —

Report: Bulls’ LaVine goes to Los Angeles to see knee specialist — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

He has been in and out of the lineup since mid-January with pain in his surgically repaired left knee.

Report: Bulls’ LaVine goes to Los Angeles to see knee specialist — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Bucks’ Connaughton to undergo hand surgery, expected back this season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

It happened on an innocent looking play against the Suns.

Bucks’ Connaughton to undergo hand surgery, expected back this season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Celtics win eighth straight, 105-95, over Atlanta — Boston Herald

When last heard from, Atlanta was beating the Celtics by 16 points in a Jan. 28 game identified as a low point in a season of several. It was fitting that, if their winning streak extended far enough, the Hawks would appear on the C’s radar again. The Celtics, despite falling in an early hole,…

Celtics win eighth straight, 105-95, over Atlanta — Boston Herald


TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (30-12-3 – 63 Points) at
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (22-21-6 – 50 Points)
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 2 0 2


  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 12:46 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 32nd goal of the season. Matthews is currently on a seven-game point streak where he has recorded 14 points (7G, 7A).
  • Ondřej Kaše scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 15:41 of the second period. Kaše recorded his ninth goal of the season.
  • John Tavares posted the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Tavares recorded his 27th assist of the season. Tavares has recorded an assist in three-consecutive games (4A).
  • William Nylander registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Nylander posted his 26th assist of the season. Nylander has recorded an assist in three-consecutive games (3A).
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Spezza registered his seventh assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Sandin recorded his 10th assist of the season. Sandin has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 12 (11) 24 (16) 17 (13) 53 (40)
    VANCOUVER 11 (8) 7 (6) 6 (5) 24 (19)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 25 (21) 36 (28) 30 (21) 91 (70)
    VANCOUVER 15 (10) 12 (11) 13 (11) 40 (32)
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-8-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 66-66-22-4 in 158 games against the Vancouver Canucks and 26-41-11-3
    in 81 games played in Vancouver.
  • Toronto is 14-6-2 against the Western Conference this season and 9-4-0 against the Pacific Division
    this season.
  • Shots 8 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 15 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 16 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 73% (Tavares – 16 won, 6 lost)
    Hits 4 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin)
    Takeaways 2 (Matthews)
    TOI 26:26 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:22 (Matthews, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 4:34 (Marner)
    Shifts 27 (Marner)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 78.95% (Kerfoot – 15 for, 4 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 11-8-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-5-2 when trailing after one period and 4-11-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 20-8-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-3-2 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs recorded a season-high 53 shots during tonight’s game. The last time the Maple Leafs have registered 53 shots or more during a game dates back to November 27, 2019 in Toronto’s 6-0 win against Detroit.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 30 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Alexander Kerfoot finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 78.95
    percent (15 for, 4 against).
    Feb. 14 Leafs at Seattle Climate Pledge Arena 9:00 pm ET
    Feb. 17 Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 19 Leafs vs. St. Louis Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 21 Leafs at Montreal Bell Centre 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 22 Leafs at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 24 Leafs vs. Minnesota Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET

    On tonight’s game:
    “Obviously, I didn’t like the start. That first goal that we give up, to me we just lacked the intensity required to start the game in that instance there and it cost us. From that point, I liked a lot about our game, I
    thought they gave up a little too much with their counter and their transition coming out of our long o-zone sequences and then they would counter and get a pretty good rush chance the other way. Obviously, we deserved a whole lot more offence in goals than we got tonight but that’s what happens you spot them a 2-0 lead, it’s a team that relies on world class goaltending to win games as it is, then you give them a two-goal lead then it’s an uphill climb from there. Loved that our guys kept fighting, two huge power play goals
    to even the game, tough one to give up at the end of the second there to give them the lead back. Goaltending is the difference but really for me since I don’t coach the goaltender on the other side, it’s about the two goals we give them off the hop.”
    On tonight’s game:

    “I think we did a lot of good things. I think our start maybe wasn’t as good as we wanted to and obviously they capitalized on it there early and forced us to have to dig ourselves out of a hole but I thought the second period and the third period we really had a lot of time in their end of the ice and had a lot of really
    good chances, some unlucky and then some really good saves by their goalie. Just a couple things to clean up especially our start there. I think we start a little bit better and we don’t have to dig ourselves out of a hole I think we’re playing with a little bit more confidence there.”
    On his second-period goal:

    “It was a big goal for me, I haven’t scored in a while. I was happy it was for 2-2. It was a big goal but after that they scored again and you know, I would trade the goal for two points, but I can’t.”
    On how he felt playing tonight after exiting Thursday’s game early:
    “I felt really good today actually… It’s kind of tough, after I feel like a good game, we lost two points so it’s tough to say now how I felt.”
    On tonight’s game:
    “Obviously not the start we wanted, down 2-0 early on, but I think we picked it up really well. Starting in the second period we were rolling pretty well and just couldn’t score more.”
    On the goals he allowed tonight:
    “The first one, I have to look at it. I didn’t have the time to see it. Obviously, the second one just hit his body and went in. I didn’t like the third goal. An important one that I wish I would have put it in a different spot and I just put it right on his tape.






Denver11031-25Jokic – 28Jokic – 15Jokic – 6
Toronto10931-24Siakam – 35Siakam – 10Siakam – 7

Trailing by eight points (94-86) at the 9:33 mark in the fourth quarter, Denver went on a 12-1 run to take a three-point lead (98-95) with 6:54 remaining in the frame … The Nuggets did not trail for the rest of the game … Denver is 7-2 this season when the game is decided by one possession.


Denver outrebounded Toronto 50-to-35 in the win … The Nuggets are 21-8 when collecting more rebounds than their opponents … Denver has recorded 50+ rebounds in 11-of-56 games this season, something the team did 15 times in 72 contests last year.


  • With the win loss, Toronto falls to 31-24 this season and 16-13 at home … The Raptors will begin the first of two road games (Feb. 14-16) before the All-star break Monday in New Orleans.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with a season-best 35 points, along with 10 rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes … He has now recorded a career high-tying 18 double-doubles this year … Siakam has finished with 20/10/5 in a franchise-record ten games this year, including four of the last six games (Feb. 3-12), averaging 29.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists during this stretch … Siakam has tallied six games with 30/10/5 in his career, the only Raptor that has more games with this stat line is Vince Carter (10).
  • Fred VanVleet tallied 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes … VanVleet has now made five three-pointers in four consecutive games played (Feb. 4-12), shooting 50 percent (23-46) from beyond the arc during this stretch … VanVleet has tallied five or more three-pointers in a franchise record 18 games this season. 
  • Scottie Barnes scored 17 points and added five rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes … Barnes has tallied 15+ points 24 times this season … The only Raptors to record more games with 15 or more points in their rookie season are Damon Stoudamire, Vince Carter, Charlie Villanueva and Marcus Camby.
  • Toronto forced 18 Nuggets turnovers leading to 22 points … The Raptors have pressured opponents into 15 or more turnovers in 31 games this season and are tied for third in the NBA in points off turnovers (18.9).


  • With the win, Denver improves to 31-25, including 16-15 on the road … The Nuggets will return home to play Orlando Monday night.
  • Nikola Jokic finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in 35 minutes for his league-leading 44th double-double of the season … Jokic has now recorded 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and five or more assists in a career high-tying six consecutive games (Feb. 1-12), averaging 24.2 points, 13.7 rebounds and 8.5 assists during this stretch … The other time he accomplished this streak was earlier this season (Dec. 8-17).
  • Denver made 14 three-point field goals tonight and has now recorded 10+ three-pointers in a franchise-record 17 consecutive games (Jan. 13 – Feb. 12).
  • Bones Hyland made his second career start and finished with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes … The Nuggets are 10-0 this season when Hyland scores in double figures.
  • Jeff Green tallied 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes … Green tallied 15+ points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists for just the 13th time in his 13-year career, and the first time this season.
  • Denver shot .464 (39-84) from the field and tallied 110 points in the win … The Nuggets are 22-4, including 12-3 on road when they score 110+ points.


02/12/2022TorontoL 110-109 Overall:2031
03/12/2022Denver at Toronto:1313
 at Denver:718