RAPTORS-CAVALIERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #64 – TORONTO RAPTORS (34-29) at CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (36-27)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE
TV: SPORTSNET / ESPN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

07:30 (ET) TOR@CLE

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeVert, Caris Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Sprain
Nembhard Jr., RJ Available G League – Two-Way
Rondo, Rajon Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Great Toe; Sprain
Sexton, Collin Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Meniscal Tear
Windler, Dylan Out G League – On Assignment

Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring finger fracture
Champagnie, Justin Out G League – Two-Way
Flynn, Malachi Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
VanVleet, Fred Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness
Wilson, D.J. Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Soreness



• The Toronto Raptors (35-28) begin a six-game road trip (March 6-16) Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-27) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Raptors are 2-4 since the All-Star break – Toronto played six games in eight days (Feb. 25 – Mar. 4) for the first time since March 10-17, 2012. Rookie Scottie Barnes is averaging team highs of 18.5 and 8.3 rebounds over the last six games. Sunday marks the third of four meetings between the two teams this season – Cleveland has won the first two games. The Raptors play five in a row against Western Conference opponents starting Tuesday at San Antonio.
Pascal Siakam recorded his team-leading 20th double-double of the season with 34 points, one shy of his season-high, and 14 rebounds Mar. 4 vs. Orlando. Siakam shot 13-for-20 (.650) from the field against the Magic, while the rest of the team combined to shoot .329 (24-for-73). Siakam has now scored 30+ points eight times this season, something he did nine times in 56 games last season.
• All-Star Fred VanVleet has missed four straight games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4) with right knee soreness. The Raptors are 5-6 without VanVleet in the lineup this season. VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 52 games this season, and ranks third in the NBA in three-pointers
made (208) – behind only Stephen Curry (265) and Buddy Hield (211) – despite missing 11 games.
Scottie Barnes has scored 20+ points in three-of-six games since the All-Star break, including a season-high 28 points twice. Barnes has already scored 20-or-more in 13 games this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter scored 20+ in 23 games during the 1998-99 season.
• Malachi Flynn scored a season-high 20 points and tied a season best with eight assists Mar. 4 vs. Orlando. Flynn has started the last four games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 3) in place of Fred VanVleet, and is averaging
16.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 35.6 minutes.
• Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.5 points, and career bests of 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists, in 50 games this season. Siakam is one of just seven players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, and
Dejounte Murray. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
Precious Achiuwa has scored in double figures off the bench in four of the last six games (Feb. 25 – Mar. 3). He is averaging 13.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and is shooting .470 (31-66) from the field, including .444 (8-18) from three-point range, during this stretch. Achiuwa had consecutive 20-point games for the first time in his career with a season-high 21 points Feb. 26 at Atlanta and 20 points Feb. 28 at Brooklyn.
Scottie Barnes was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for February after averaging 15.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 31.8 minutes in 12 games last month. Barnes is the 11th player in franchise history to earn the honour.

F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.3 REB: 7.5 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 14.9
• Finished with 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 38 minutes Mar. 4 vs. Orlando.
• Averaging a team-high 2.6 offensive rebounds; has grabbed 20 offensive boards in the last four games.
• Ranks in the top-five among rookies in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.5 REB: 8.5 AST: 5.0 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.5
• Recorded game highs of 34 points (13-20 FG) and 14 rebounds in 40 minutes Mar. 4 vs. Orlando.
• Leads the Raptors with a single season career-high 20 double-doubles.
• Toronto is now 6-2 this season when Siakam scores 30+ points (Last: 34 points – Mar. 4 vs. Orlando).
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.0 REB: 4.3 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.7 TO: 0.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Contributed one point and three rebounds in nine minutes Mar. 4 vs. Orlando.
• Averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 17.7 minutes in 14 games as a starter.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.6 REB: 2.6 AST: 2.1 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.9
• Tallied four points, two rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes Mar. 4 vs. Orlando.
• Has scored 20+ points in 21-of-54 games this season, something he did 15 times in 58 contests last year.
• Ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (1.85) and total deflections (196).
G – MALACHI FLYNN #22

MIN: 12.0 REB: 1.4 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 0.3 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 4.3
• Scored a season-high 20 points in 39 minutes Mar. 4 vs. Orlando; also tied a season best with eight assists.
• Averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 35.0 minutes in five starts this season.
• Has scored in double figures in four straight games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4), averaging 16.0 points during this stretch.

INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Out
Justin Champagnie (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Malachi Flynn (Left Hamstring; Strain) – Questionable
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Fred VanVleet (Right Knee; Soreness) – Questionable
UPDATED: Mar. 6, 2022

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 34-29 23-18 11-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 17-14 12-9 5-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, March 9
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: AT&T Center
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. SAN ANTONIO
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-0 1-0 0-0
ALL-TIME 16-35 11-15 5-20
STREAKS Won 2 Won 2 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Jan. 4, 2022 (129-104)
LAST ROAD WIN: Jan. 26, 2020 (110-106)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +33 (Feb. 19, 1997)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28 (Jan. 3, 2017)
LAST TIME VS. SAN ANTONIO
GAME 34 – JANUARY 4, 2022
TORONTO 129, SAN ANTONIO 104
TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam had 18
points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors extended their winning streak to
three by beating the Spurs 129-104 … Gary Trent Jr. scored 21 points as
the Raptors evened their record at 17-17, reaching the .500 mark for the
first time since they were 7-7 after a Nov. 13 home loss to Detroit … Toronto has won eight of their past 10 at home … Toronto’s OG Anunoby
scored 14 points and rookie Scottie Barnes had 11 points and a career-best eight assists … Justin Champagnie scored a career-high 14 for the
Raptors, who matched their season-high point total … VanVleet topped
30 points for the third straight game and fourth time in his past five …
VanVleet shot 12 for 23 and matched his season highs with seven made 3
-pointers and 14 attempts from distance … He also had seven assists ….
Toronto set a season high with 30 assists and shot 18 for 44 from outside
the arc, matching its season best for made 3-pointers … Former Raptor
Jakob Poeltl scored 19 points and Devin Vassell and rookie Josh Primo
each had 15 for San Antonio who lost its fourth straight … Joe Wieskamp
scored 13 points and Derrick White had 12 for the Spurs … Toronto led
30-29 after one, and extended its lead with a 14-1 run in the second …
The Raptors shot 7 for 14 from 3-point range in the second quarter and
led 68-53 at halftime … Toronto took a 97-81 lead to the fourth.
1 2 3 4 TOT
SAN ANTONIO 29 24 28 23 104
TORONTO 30 38 29 32 129

SUN., MARCH 6, 2022 ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE – CLEVELAND, OH TV: ESPN/BALLY SPORTS OHIO RADIO: WTAM 1100 AM/POWER 89.1 FM WNZN
2021-22 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS GAME NOTES FOLLOW @CAVSNOTES ON TWITTER OVERALL GAME #64 HOME GAME #31
LAST GAME STARTERS
PLAYER / 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES

4 Evan Mobley F • 7-0 • 215 • USC/USA • Rookie

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
55/55 14.5 8.0 2.5 0.8 1.7 34.0

31 Jarrett Allen C • 6-11 • 248 • Texas/USA • 5th Season

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
55/55 16.3 10.9 1.7 0.8 1.3 32.7

24 Lauri Markkanen F • 7-0 • 238 • Arizona/Finland • 5th Season

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
43/43 13.7 5.3 1.4 0.7 0.5 30.1

35 Isaac Okoro G • 6-6 • 225 • Auburn/USA • 2nd Season

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
48/42 9.0 3.2 1.8 0.8 0.3 29.0

10 Darius Garland G • 6-1 • 186 • Vanderbilt/USA • 3rd Season

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
49/49 20.7 3.3 8.1 1.2 0.1 34.7
CAVS QUICK FACTS

The Cavaliers return home for 1 game, taking on Toronto for the 3rd of 4 meetings this season. Cleveland is 2-0 vs. Toronto (W, 102-101 at TOR
on Nov. 5, W, 144-99 vs. TOR on Dec. 26).
Cleveland, the No. 1 ranked team in opponent points per game (103.3), is 10-6 at home against Toronto since 2013. The Cavs’ 45-point win
over the Raptors on Dec. 26 was the franchise’s largest margin of victory since Dec. 17, 1991 vs. MIA (+68, 148-80).
Milestones: EVAN MOBLEY (91 BLK) needs 9 BLK to record his 100th career block. With 9 3FG, CEDI OSMAN (491 3FG) would become the 9th
player in Cavaliers history to record 500 3FG. Osman finished with 20 PTS, including 7-13 (.538) shooting from the field (3 3FGM) and 1 STL in 32
MIN off the bench on Friday night in Philadelphia.
DARIUS GARLAND is averaging 28.6 PPG, 7.6 APG and 3.6 RPG while shooting 19-37 (.514) from beyond the arc in 35.2 MPG over his
last 5 outings (since Feb. 9). On Friday night in Philadelphia, Garland finished with a team-high 26 PTS, a career-high 19 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK
in 43 MIN. Garland is the 2nd player in Cavs history with 26+ PTS and 19+ AST (Andre Miller, 27 PTS and 19 AST at MIL on Feb. 13, 2002).
Garland has scored 25+ points in 5 straight appearances for the first time in his career and is the 1st Cavs player to accomplish that feat since Collin
Sexton (7 straight 25+ PT games from March 2, 2020 to Dec. 26, 2020).


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