• The Toronto Raptors (31-24) continue a stretch of five straight games against Western Conference opponents (Feb. 9-16) Monday night when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (22-34). The Raptors’ season-high eight-game winning streak came to an end Saturday with a 110-109 loss to Denver. Toronto is 10-10
vs. the West this season, after going 10-20 against the Western Conference in 2020-21.
• Pascal Siakam recorded a season-high 35 points (16-22 FG, 3-7 3PT), 10 rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes for his team-leading 18th double-double Feb. 12 vs. Denver. Saturday marked Siakam’s sixth
career game with 30+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists – tied with Chris Bosh for second most in franchise history behind only Vince Carter (10). Siakam also became just the second Raptor, along with Donyell Marshall – March 13, 2005 vs. Philadelphia, to score 35+ points without attempting a free throw.
• Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 22.1 points, and career highs of 8.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists, in 42 games this season. He is one of just six players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, Nikola Jokic & Dejounte Murray.
• Pascal Siakam (Feb. 3-12) and Fred VanVleet (Feb. 1-12) have both scored 20+ points in a career-high six straight games played. VanVleet sat out Feb. 10 at Houston with left groin soreness. Siakam is averaging 29.0 points and is shooting .643 (72-112) from the field over the last six games, while VanVleet is averaging 22.3 points and shooting .459 (28-61) from three-point range over his last six games played.
• Toronto tied a season low with seven turnovers Saturday vs. Denver, while forcing the Nuggets into 18 turnovers which led to 22 points. The Raptors currently lead the NBA in deflections (18.1), rank second in steals (9.3) and are tied for third in points off turnovers (18.9).
• Gary Trent Jr. has at least one steal in a career-high 13 straight games (Jan. 21 – Feb. 12). Trent Jr. has 26 steals in the last 13 games and ranks currently second in the NBA in steals per game (1.93).
• Toronto has shot better than 45 percent from the field in a season-high five straight games (Feb. 4-12), shooting .521 (228-438) from the floor. Pascal Siakam is shooting 70 percent (63-90) over the last five.
• Fred VanVleet has been named a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on SunDay, Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. VanVleet becomes just the eighth player in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection. He is the first undrafted player in the NBA to be named an
All-Star since Ben Wallace in 2006. VanVleet will also compete in the MTN Dew 3-Point Contest.
• Sophomore Precious Achiuwa and rookie Scottie Barnes have been selected to participate in the 2022 Rising Stars, which will be played on Friday, Feb. 18 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland as part of NBA All-Star 2022. Toronto will have two players in the showcase event for the first time since Andrea
Bargnani and Jamario Moon in 2008. Barnes will also participate in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

MIN: 35.8 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 14.7
• Tallied 17 points, five rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes of action Feb 12 vs. Denver.
• Ranks first among rookies in minutes (35.8), third in rebounds (7.6), and is tied for third in points (14.7).
• Has scored 15+ points in five of the last six games (Feb. 3-12), averaging 15.8 points during this stretch.

MIN: 37.1 REB: 5.7 AST: 2.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 1.8 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 18.0
• Contributed nine points, five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes Feb 12 vs. Denver.
• Has scored 20+ points in a single-season career-high 18 games; something he did 13 times last season.
• Averaging 19.1 points and 6.2 rebounds on the road, compared to 17.1 points and 5.2 rebounds at home.

MIN: 37.9 REB: 8.7 AST: 5.2 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 22.1
• Recorded a season-high 35 points Feb. 12 vs. Denver; added 10 rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes.
• Toronto is now 30-6 all-time, including 6-1 this season, when Siakam scores 30 or more points.
• Leads the Raptors with 18 double-doubles, matching his single-season career-high set in 2018-19.

MIN: 34.9 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.0 STL: 2.0 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.6
• Finished 11 points, three rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes Feb. 12 vs. Denver.
• Ranks second in the NBA in steals per game (1.93) and fifth in total deflections (161).
• Averaging 23.0 points and shooting .455 (25-55) from beyond the arc through seven games in February.

MIN: 38.6 REB: 4.6 AST: 7.1 STL: 1.7 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.6
• Contributed 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes Feb. 12 vs. Denver.
• Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (193) and three-pointers (197), and seventh in steals (81).
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.6) – has logged 40+ minutes in 15 games this season.

Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out

Opponent: Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, February 16
Tip-Off: 8 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Target Center
Television: TSN
Radio: Sportsnet 590 the FAN
2020-21 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 34-16 22-4 12-12
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 1 Won 3
LAST WIN: Feb. 19, 2021 (86-81)
LAST ROAD WIN: Feb. 19, 2021 (86-81)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +23 (Feb. 10, 2008)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32 (Mar. 19, 2002)
GAME 30 – FEBRUARY 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — Norman Powell scored a season-high 31 points and
the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 86-81, closing the
game with an 11-0 run … Toronto earned its third straight win … Fred
VanVleet had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Pascal Siakam added
10 points and nine boards … Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 19
points and 13 rebounds … Malik Beasley scored 13 and Jordan McLaughlin had 11 … After trailing by as many as 19, the Wolves clawed their way
back into the game with a 16-0 run midway through the third quarter …
Jake Layman had a dunk and a 3-pointer during the stretch, which tied the
game at 57 … Rookie Anthony Edwards added a long jumper and a vicious dunk as part of a three-point play, helping Minnesota to a 64-58 lead
heading into the fourth … Minnesota led 81-75 with 3:30 to play when
Toronto took over … VanVleet hit a pair of free throws, Powell scored on
a transition layup, and Siakam threw down a tying dunk … On Minnesota’s next possession, Towns was called for a moving screen, and on the
other end, Terence Davis hit his third 3-pointer of the quarter to make it 84
-81 with 30 seconds to play … The Wolves had a chance to tie it, but
Beasley’s 3-pointer was short, and Davis hit two free throws for Toronto …
Playing a second straight game without point guard Kyle Lowry (sprained
thumb), the Raptors dominated the first half, thanks in part to Minnesota’s
cold shooting … At one point the Wolves missed 18 straight 3-pointers.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 28 17 13 28 86
MINNESOTA 15 20 29 17 81

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