THUNDER-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES


• The Toronto Raptors (11-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13)
Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-16) at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won
back-to-back games (Dec. 2-5) for the first time since a five-game winning streak Oct. 27 – Nov. 3. Toronto
is 2-2 on its current homestand. Toronto and Oklahoma City split the season-series in 2020-21 with the
home team winning both meetings. Gary Trent Jr. averaged 31.0 points against the Thunder last season.
• The Raptors held Washington to just 90 points in Sunday’s victory. Toronto has now held its opponent to
fewer than 100 points in three straight games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5) for the first time since a four game streak
Dec. 28, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020. Over the last three games, opponents are averaging 93.7 points and shooting 39 percent (98-251) from the field, including .322 (29-90) from three-point range.
• Scottie Barnes currently leads all rookies in points (15.1) and minutes (35.6), and ranks second in rebounds
(8.0) and field goal percentage (.489). Barnes is shooting .448 (13-29) from three-point range over the last seven
games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 5) after shooting .154 (2-13) from beyond the arc in his first 15 games.
Pascal Siakam scored 24 of his game-high 31 points in the first half Sunday against the Wizards. Siakam
poured in 17 points in the second quarter and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. He has now scored 20+
points in three straight games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5), averaging 23.7 points. Siakam is shooting .483 (28-58)
from the floor and .800 (12-15) at the free throw line over the last three.
• Precious Achiuwa recorded his team-leading fourth double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds, one
shy of his career high, in Sunday’s win vs. Washington. Achiuwa has hauled down 22 rebounds in the last
two games, including nine on the offensive glass. He currently leads all sophomores in rebounding (8.2).
• Dalano Banton led the team in assists for the first time in his career with six in 15 minutes off the bench
Dec. 5 vs. Washington. Banton added five points and had zero turnovers against the Wizards.
Fred VanVleet (83) and Gary Trent Jr. (83) are currently tied for third in the NBA in deflections. VanVleet
has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. is also tied for fourth in
the NBA in steals per game (2.00) and has recorded multiple steals in 13-of-21 games. The Raptors lead
the NBA in deflections per game (19.5) and rank third in steals (9.3).
• 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.
PROBABLE STARTERS

F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.6 REB: 8.0 AST: 3.2 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.1
• Recorded 11 points, six rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes of action Dec. 5 vs. Washington.
• Has scored in double figures in seven straight games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 5), averaging 15.4 points during this stretch.
• Leads all rookies in points (15.1) and minutes (35.6), and ranks second in rebounds (8.0) and FG pct. (.489).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.4 REB: 7.1 AST: 3.7 STL: 0.7 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 19.1
• Scored 24 of his game-high 31 points in the first half Dec. 5 vs. Washington; added six rebounds in 36 minutes.
• Has scored in 20+ points in three consecutive games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5), averaging 23.7 points during this span.
• Needs 13 points to reach 5,000 for his career; will become ninth player in franchise history to reach milestone.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 26.5 REB: 8.2 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.0
• Tallied 10 points and 14 rebounds, one shy of his career high, in 31 minutes Dec. 5 vs. Washington.
• Leads the team with four double-doubles; had three in 61 games as a rookie with Miami last season.
• In 17 starts, averaging 7.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 26.7 minutes.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.2 REB: 3.3 AST: 1.8 STL: 2.0 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 16.4
• Contributed six points, four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes Dec. 5 vs. Washington.
• Tied for fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.00); has recorded multiple steals in 13 games.
• Averaging 18.8 points on the road this season, compared to 13.5 points at home.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 5.0 AST: 6.1 STL: 1.5 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.8
• Finished with 10 points and four assists in 33 minutes Dec. 5 vs. Washington.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.1), has logged 40+ minutes in six games.
• Has scored in double digits in all 23 of his games played this season, including 20+ points 10 times.

INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out

RAPTORS 102, WIZARDS 90

FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 102, WASHINGTON WIZARDS 90

DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Washington9014-10Caldwell-Pope – 26Harrell – 14Beal – 7
Toronto10211-13Siakam – 31Achiuwa – 14Banton – 6
KEY RUN

The Raptors went on a 17-6 run to start the second quarter to extend their lead to 22 points with 7:47 left in the frame … Toronto scored a season-high 40 points in the second quarter, led by Pascal Siakam who had 17 points in the frame … The Raptors led by double-digits for the rest of the game.

KEY STAT

Toronto has held opponents to fewer than 100 points in three consecutive games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5) for the first time since a four-game streak Dec. 28, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 11-13 this season and 4-8 at home … The Raptors lead the season-series 2-1 with Washington … Toronto continues a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with a team-high 31 points (10-21 FG, 1-1 3PT, 10-12 FT) and six rebounds … Siakam has now scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 5), shooting .482 (28-for-58) from the field during this stretch … Tonight marks the second time this season he has scored 30+ points.
  • Precious Achiuwa recorded 10 points and a team-high 14 rebounds in 31 minutes for his team-leading fourth double-double of the season … Achiuwa recorded three double-doubles in 61 games as a rookie with Miami last season … He has led (or tied) the Raptors in rebounding in three of the last four games.
  • Chris Boucher tallied 14 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes … Boucher led the Raptors bench in scoring for the fifth game this year, the first time since Nov. 26 at Indiana.
  • Dalano Banton recorded five points and a career-high six assists in 15 minutes.
  • Toronto outscored Washington 46-34 in the paint in the win … The Wizards entered tonight ranked third in the NBA in points in the paint (50.0 points per game).

WIZARDS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Washington falls to 14-10, including 6-7 on the road … The Wizards will continue their three-game road trip tomorrow night against the Indiana Pacers.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope recorded a season-high 26 points (8-9 FG, 4-4 3PT, 6-6 FT) and added two rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes … Caldwell-Pope has now scored 20+ points three times this season … Tonight’s game marked just the second time he has led the Wizards in scoring.
  • Bradley Beal finished with 14 points and a team-high seven assists … Beal has tallied 7+ assists in four of the last five games, and has led the Wizards in assists in four of the last six games.
  • Montrezl Harrell contributed six points a team-best 14 rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench … Harrell recorded his fifth career games with 14+ rebounds, three of them coming this season (Oct. 30 vs. Boston, Nov. 22 vs. Charlotte, Dec. 5 vs. Toronto).

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSWIZARDS WINS
10/20/2021TorontoL 98-83 Overall:5839
11/03/2021WashingtonW 109-100 at Toronto:3516
12/05/2021TorontoW 102-90 at Washington:2323
01/21/2022Washington     

WIZARDS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #24 – TORONTO RAPTORS (10-13) vs. WASHINGTON WIZARDS (14-9)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 – 6 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (10-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Sunday night against the Washington Wizards (14-9) at Scotiabank Arena. Fred VanVleet scored 29 points as he Raptors snapped a five-game home winless streak with a 97-93 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday. Toronto and Washington have split the first two meetings this season with the road team winning both games. The Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 games against the Wizards.
• Giants of Africa, the not-for-profit founded by vice-chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri, hosted a celebratory lunch gala today in honour of Nelson Mandela, on the anniversary of his passing. The event kicked off Giants of Africa’s eighth annual celebration of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s life. Following the gala, festivities will continue at Scotiabank Arena where Mandela will be recognized with ingame presentations and performances as the Raptors take on Washington.
Scottie Barnes has scored in double figures in six straight games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 2). He is averaging 16.2
points and shooting .480 (36-75) from the field during this stretch. Barnes has made 13 threes over the last
six games after making two in his first 15 games of the season. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (15.3), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.6), and ranks second with a .489 (130-266) field goal percentage. Barnes has paced Toronto in scoring and assists five times, and rebounds in seven games.
Fred VanVleet scored 26 of his game-high 29 points in the second half in Thursday’s victory vs. Milwaukee. VanVleet has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 24 – Dec. 2). He is averaging
24.0 points, while shooting .519 (41-81) from the floor and .429 (18-42) from beyond the arc, over the last
five games. VanVleet has scored 20+ points in a team-high 10 games this season.
• Fred VanVleet (81) and Gary Trent Jr. (80) currently rank second and tied for third respectively, in the
NBA in deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
Trent Jr. is also fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in 13-of-21
games. Toronto leads the NBA in deflections per game (19.7) and ranks third in steals (9.5).
Pascal Siakam has scored 20 points in consecutive games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2). He is shooting .486 (18-37)
from the field over the last two games. Siakam missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season
recovering from left shoulder surgery.
Goran Dragic is taking time away from the team for a personal matter. There is no definite timeline, and
updates will be provided as appropriate. Dragic is averaging 8.0 points in five games this season.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.6 REB: 8.1 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.3
• Recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Has made 13 threes in the last six games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 2) after making two in his first 15 games of the season.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.2 REB: 7.2 AST: 3.8 STL: 0.8 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 18.1
• Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Has led (or tied) the team in assists in each of the last four games (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2); totaling 18 assists.
• 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: 26.3 REB: 8.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 7.9
• Tallied six points, eight rebounds (five offensive boards) and two blocks in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Tied with Isaiah Stewart for the lead among sophomores in rebounding (8.0).
• Averaging 7.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 26.4 minutes in 16 games as a starter.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.4 REB: 3.3 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 16.9
• Contributed eight points, a career-high eight rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 13 games.
• Averaged 19.3 points and shot .382 (39-102) from three-point range during 13 games in November.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.3 REB: 5.2 AST: 6.2 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 20.3
• Scored a game-high 29 points Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee; added five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.3), has logged 40+ minutes in six games this season.
• Has scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 24 – Dec. 2), averaging 24.0 points during this span.

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
UPDATED: Dec. 5, 2021

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 10-13 8-8 2-5
HOME 3-8 3-6 0-2
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. OKLAHOMA CITY
OVERALL HOME ROAD

2021-22 1-1 1-0 0-1
ALL-TIME 19-30 10-14 9-16
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Apr. 18, 2021 (112-106)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 18, 2021 (112-106)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +17 (Jan. 23, 2000)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -44 (Jan. 15, 1997)

WIZARDS

QUICK HITS
BRADLEY BEAL

• Beal (1,878) recorded his fifth-straight season with at least 1700 points in
2020-21, the longest streak in team history and second behind Elvin Hayes’
total of six seasons overall. Beal also tallied his third season with at least
1,800 points, tied for the second-most in franchise history.
• Beal (625) needs 19 games played to surpass Greg Ballard (643, 1978-85) for
the third-most games played in Wizards history.
SPENCER DINWIDDIE
• Netted 34 points (13-24 FGs, 6-9 3PT) on 10/22 vs. IND, the most he’s scored
in a single game since MIN on 12/30/19 (36).
• Dinwiddie (987) needs 13 rebounds to register 1,000 total rebounds for his
career.
• Has recorded double figure scoring on 13 occasions, including five 20+ point
outings.
DANIEL GAFFORD
• Gafford is averaging career-bests in points (9.1), rebounds (5.9) and blocks
(2.0) in 21.2 minutes per game through 23 games this season.
• Recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds on 12/1 vs. MIN, tallying double-double
efforts in three-consecutive games for the first time in his career.
• His career-best eight blocks on 11/26 at OKC is the most blocks recorded by
a Wizards player since JaVale McGee on 3/15/11 (12).
KYLE KUZMA
• Kuzma (299) will reach 300 games played in his career if he plays tonight.
• His eight double-doubles through the first 23 games of the season are the most
in his career.
KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE
• Caldwell-Pope (990) needs 10 free throws to reach 1,000 for his career.
• Is shooting the ball at a .377 clip from beyond the arc this season.
AVERAGES VS. TORONTO CAREER SEASON
Beal: 26 g, 23.8 pts, 4.7 reb, 4.9 ast | 2 g, 24.0 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.5 ast
Dinwiddie: 19 g, 12.7 pts., 2.9 reb, 5.1 ast | 2 g, 12.5 pts, 3.0 reb, 4.5 ast
Gafford: 6 g, 5.3 pts, 2.8 reb, 0.3 ast | 2 g, 8.5 pts, 4.5 reb, 0.0 ast
Kuzma: 10 g, 12.9 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.2 ast | 2 g, 6.5 pts, 8.5 reb, 2.0 ast
Caldwell-Pope: 23 g, 9.8 pts, 2.7 reb, 1.9 ast | 2 g, 6.5 pts, 5.5 reb, 0.5 ast


GUARD

3 BRADLEY BEAL

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 207, Exp: 9
Age: 28, From: Florida
22.3 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.9 ast


CENTER

21 DANIEL GAFFORD

Ht: 6-10, Wt: 234, Exp: 2
Age: 23, From: Arkansas
9.1 pts, 5.9 reb, 1.1 ast


FORWARD

1 KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 204, Exp: 8
Age: 28, From: Georgia
10.9 pts, 3.1 reb, 1.6 ast


FORWARD

33 KYLE KUZMA

Ht: 6-10, Wt: 221, Exp: 4
Age: 26, From: Utah
13.0 pts, 8.7 reb, 2.8 ast

GUARD

26 SPENCER DINWIDDIE

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 215, Exp: 7
Age: 28, From: Colorado
13.7 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.4 ast

2021-22 REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
RECORD HOME ROAD OT
OVERALL 14-9 8-3 6-6 2-0
DIVISION 3-4 2-1 1-3 0-0
WEST 5-2 3-0 2-2 0-0
EAST 9-7 5-3 4-4 2-0
STREAK 1 Loss 1 Loss 1 Loss 2 Wins


BUCKS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

MIL@TOR INJURY REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. THURSDAY

Milwaukee Bucks Cousins, DeMarcus Out Return to Competition Reconditioning
DiVincenzo, Donte Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Injury recovery
Hill, George Probable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Hyperextension
Lopez, Brook Out Injury/Illness – Back; Soreness
Ojeleye, Semi Out Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Strain
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors (9-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (14-8) at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto has lost three in a row (Nov. 26-
30) and four of its last five (Nov. 21-30). The Raptors won two-of-three games vs. Milwaukee last season with the road team winning all three meetings. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet averaged 20.3 and 20.0 points, respectively, against the Bucks last year.
• Through 20 games, Scottie Barnes is averaging 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 35.4 minutes. Barnes currently leads all rookies in points, rebounds and minutes per game, and 20-point games (five).
With 19 points Tuesday vs. Memphis, Barnes (308) also became just the third rookie in Raptors franchise history to score 300 points through their first 20 games played, along with Damon Stoudamire (317) and Vince Carter (312).
• The Raptors have lost five consecutive games at Scotiabank Arena (Nov. 5-30) for the first time since dropping five in a row Jan. 12-28, 2011. Toronto has started the season 2-8 at home and will play 10-of-13 games at Scotiabank Arena in December.
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Siakam has now scored 17+ points in six straight games (Nov. 19-30). He is averaging a team-high
20.8 points and shooting .490 (47-96) from the field during this stretch.
Fred VanVleet (80) and Gary Trent Jr. (78) currently rank second and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. is
also fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in 12-of-20 games played this season. Trent Jr. is questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Bucks with a right calf contusion.
Fred VanVleet finished with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 42 minutes Tuesday night against the Grizzlies. VanVleet led the Raptors on the glass for the third time, something he did four times in 52 games last season. In 21 games played this year, VanVleet is averaging a career-high 5.2 rebounds and
has grabbed 5+ boards in 12 appearances.
Yuta Watanabe scored a season-high 11 points in 29 minutes as a reserve Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Watanabe became the seventh different Raptor to lead the bench in scoring this season.
• 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: 35.4 REB: 8.2 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.4
• Recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks in 38 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has made 10 threes in the last five games (Nov. 21-30) after making two in his first 15 games of the season.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.0 REB: 7.1 AST: 3.7 STL: 0.8 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 17.9
• Finished with team highs of 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis; added six rebounds.
• Has led (or tied) the team in assists in each of the last three games (Nov. 26-30); totaling 14 assists.
• 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: 25.9 REB: 7.9 AST: 1.5 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 8.0
• Tallied five points and five rebounds in 29 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Leads all sophomores in rebounding (7.9); has collected 10+ rebounds four times this season.
• Averaging 7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 15 games as a starter.
G – SVI MYKHAILIUK #14

MIN: 18.8 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.0 STL: 0.8 TO: 0.7 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 7.2
• Contributed seven points and one rebound in 18 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 16 points Oct. 30 at Indiana.
• In four starts, averaging 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.2 minutes.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.3 REB: 5.2 AST: 6.3 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.9
• Recorded 15 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 42 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 38.3 minutes during 14 games in November.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.3), has logged 40+ minutes in six 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
UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2021


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Washington Wizards Date: Sunday, December 5
Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. WASHINGTON
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 57-39 34-16 23-23
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 2 Won 5
LAST WIN: Nov. 3, 2021 (109-100)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 5, 2021 (103-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +39 (Jan. 30, 2008)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28 (Jan. 11, 200

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 9-13 7-8 2-5
HOME 2-8 2-6 0-2
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

BUCKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS

22 F – Khris Middleton 6-7 227 Texas A&M/USA 10th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
14 14 17.1 5.2 4.9 30.2 .413 .337 .868
34 F – Giannis Antetokounmpo 6-11 243 Filathlitikos/Greece 9th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
21 21 27.6 11.8 6.0 32.7 .532 .276 .673
9 F – Bobby Portis Jr. 6-10 258 Arkansas/USA 7th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
17 13 15.1 8.3 1.4 27.8 .483 .427 .800
7 G – Grayson Allen 6-3 212 Duke/USA 4th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
22 22 14.0 4.0 1.5 28.8 .458 .429 .879
21 G – Jrue Holiday 6-4 224 UCLA/USA 13th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
16 15 14.6 4.6 5.9 31.0 .432 .321 .680

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
DATE TRANSACTION

Nov. 30 Signed guard Javonte Smart to a Two-Way contract
Nov. 30 Signed center DeMarcus Cousins
Nov. 30 Recalled Georgios Kalaitzakis and Jordan Nwora from the Wisconsin Herd
Nov. 29 Requested waivers on Two-Way guard Justin Robinson

BUCK SHOTS

• Winners of their Past eight games, the Milwaukee Bucks head to Toronto to take on the Raptors Thursday night to complete their back-to-back. The Bucks won their eighth consecutive game, and improved to 14-8 on the season, with a 127-125 win over the Hornets at Fiserv Forum last night.
• The Bucks are playing the Raptors in Toronto for the first time since Feb. 25 of the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee has won its past four regular season games in Toronto dating to the 2017-18 season (Bucks have 5 consecutive road wins over the Raptors including last season’s lone road matchup in Tampa, Fla).
• Milwaukee matched its season high for scoring with 127 points in Tuesday’s win (also had 127 in the season opener vs. BKN) and is now 5-0 this season when it reaches the 120-point mark. Three of the Bucks’ five 120-point games this season have come during their current eight-game winning streak.
• In Wednesday’s win over the Hornets, Giannis Antetokounmpo came one assist shy of a triple-double as he put up 40 points, which included the game-winning layup with 2.0 seconds remaining, 12 rebounds and a season-high-tying nine assists. This was Antetokounmpo’s third 40-point game of the season (2nd-most in NBA) and his second game with 40+ pts, 10+ rebs
and 5+ asts (no other player in the NBA has a 40/10/5 game this season).
Khris Middleton hit the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season as he put up 21 points, making a season-high-tying four 3s, in Tuesday’s win against Charlotte. The Bucks are 4-0 this season when Middleton scores 20+ points

GRIZZLIES 98, RAPTORS 91

TORONTO RAPTORS
POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 98, TORONTO RAPTORS 91

DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Memphis9811-10Jackson Jr. – 25Melton – 10Jones – 6
Toronto919-13Siakam – 20VanVleet- 9Siakam – 5
KEY RUN

The Grizzlies entered the fourth quarter leading by three (70-67), and began the frame on a 14-6 run to extend their lead to 11 points (84-73) with 8:01 remaining.

KEY STAT

Memphis outrebounded Toronto 54-44, including 18-11 on the offensive glass, and held a 26-17 advantage in second chance points.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 9-13 this season and 2-8 at home … The Raptors will continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with team highs of 20 points and five assists, and added six rebounds in 29 minutes… Siakam has now scored 17+ points in six straight games (Nov. 19-30).
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-6 3PT), seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks in 38 minutes … Barnes is now averaging 18.5 points over the last four (Nov. 24-30).
  • Yuta Watanabe finished with a season highs of 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-8 3PT) and six rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench … Watanabe missed the first 18 games of the season with a left calf strain.
  • Toronto tallied a season high-tying nine blocks in the loss.

GRIZZLIES NOTES:

  • With the win Memphis improves to 11-10, including 4-5 on the road … Tonight’s victory also snaps a seven game winless streak in Toronto – the Grizzlies did defeat the Raptors in Tampa last season … Memphis returns home to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
  • The Grizzlies led wire-to-wire – their largest lead of the night was 17 points midway through the second quarter.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 25 points, six rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 34 minutes … Jackson Jr. has now blocked at least one shot in a career-high 17 consecutive games – this marks the longest streak by a Grizzlies player since Marc Gasol recorded 22 straight games with a block during the end of the 2010-11 season and beginning of the 2011-12 campaign.
  • Desmond Bane tallied 23 points (8-16 FG, 5-9 3PT, 2-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 33 minutes … Tonight marked the third time this season Bane tied a career high with five three-pointers … Bane scored 20+ points for the fifth times this season. 
  • Dillon Brooks recorded 17 points, four rebounds and career high-tying four steals in 33 minutes … Brooks has scored in double digits in all eight appearances this season … He missed the first 10 games this season recovering from a fracture to his left hand.

RAPTORS-PACERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #20 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-10) vs. INDIANA PACERS (8-12)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 – 8 P.M. (ET) – GAINBRIDGE FIELDHOUSE
TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (9-10) finish a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Friday night against the Indiana Pacers (8-12) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Raptors are 2-3 on the trip and 7-4 on the road overall. Toronto has won the first two meetings with the Pacers this season. Fred VanVleet is averaging 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds vs. Indiana this year. The Raptors have won six of the last eight meetings with the Pacers.
• Following Friday’s game at Indiana, Toronto begins a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28—Dec. 13) Sunday night vs. Boston. The Raptors end the month of November with two home games and will play 10-of-13 games at Scotiabank Arena in December.
• The Raptors scored a season-high 126 points, made a season-best 47 field goals and shot a season-best .528 (47-89) from the field in Wednesday’s comeback victory at Memphis. The Grizzlies led 71-59 at the half. All five starters scored 17+ points in the win for Toronto. The starting five combined for 100 points and shot .544 (37-68) from the floor.
• The Raptors committed just 10 turnovers in Wednesday’s victory at Memphis. Toronto has now recorded fewer turnovers (or same) than its opponent in 15-of-19 games this season. The Raptors rank fourth in the
league in turnovers (12.9) and tied for second forcing opponents into 16.7 turnovers per game.
• Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter Nov. 24 at Memphis. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in five of the last seven games (Nov. 11-24), averaging 21.7 points. He is shooting .466 (54-116) from the field, .435 (27-62) from beyond the arc and a perfect 17-for-17 at the free
throw line during this stretch. The Raptors are 5-2 this season when Trent Jr. scores at least 20 points.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes recorded 17 points and a team-high nine rebounds Wednesday against the Grizzlies. Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.8), rebounds (8.4) and minutes (35.1), and ranks third with a .486 field goal percentage (105-216). He has led the Raptors in scoring five times, rebounds on seven occasions and scored 20+ points in four games.
Gary Trent Jr. (76) and Fred VanVleet (68) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections.
Trent Jr. also ranks fifth in the NBA in steals (2.05) and has tied his single-game career high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
Toronto currently leads the NBA in steals (9.9) and deflections (20.2) per game.
OG Anunoby missed his fourth straight game (Nov. 18-24) Nov. 24 at Memphis with a left hip pointer. He sustained the injury during practice Nov. 17 in Portland. Anunoby is averaging a team-high 20.1 points and
has scored 20+ points eight times in 15 games played this season.


PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #
4

MIN: 35.1 REB: 8.4 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 14.8
• Recorded 17 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Leads all rookies in scoring (14.8), rebounds (8.4) and minutes (35.1), and ranks third in field goal % (.486).


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43


MIN: 32.2 REB: 6.6 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 17.8

• Tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of action Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Needs five rebounds for 2,000 in his career; will become the 10th player in franchise history to reach milestone.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 24.5 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.3
• Finished with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• Has scored in double figures in consecutive games (Nov. 21-24), averaging 14.5 points.
• Averaging 8.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 12 games as a starter.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.5 REB: 3.2 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.5
• Scored a team-high 26 points Nov. 24 at Memphis; added a season high-tying four assists in 39 minutes.
• Ranks fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 11 games.
• Averaging 19.8 points, and is shooting .392 (38-97) from three-point range, in November (12 games).


G – FRED VANVLEET #23


MIN: 38.0 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.7 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 19.4
• Contributed 23 points, six rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 37 minutes Nov. 24 at Memphis.
• In nine wins this season, averaging 21.1 points and is shooting .441 (30-68) from beyond the arc.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.0), and tied for 12th in both assists (6.8) and steals (1.65) per game.


INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Questionable
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 9-10 7-6 2-4
HOME 2-6 2-5 0-1
AWAY 7-4 5-1 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, November 28
Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto

PACERS PROBABLE STARTERS
PLAYER / 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES NOTES

8 Justin Holiday

SF • 6-6 • 181 • Washington/USA • 9th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/12 10.0 3.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 28.1
Posted his highest scoring total in his three seasons with Indiana
with 27 points as he shot 9-for-11 from the field (6-8 3FG) in the win
over Philadelphia, 11/13…Holiday was the only Pacers player to
appear in every game over the past two seasons…He has played in
246 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the
NBA, including 164 in a Pacers uniform.

11 Domantas Sabonis

PF • 6-11 • 240 • Gonzaga/Lithuania • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/20 17.8 11.2 3.8 1.3 0.4 34.0
Currently tied for second in the NBA this season with 12 doubledoubles…Entered the 2021-22 season as Indiana’s career franchise
leader in field goal percentage (.552), rebounding average (10.2),
and triple-doubles (10)…Recorded six triple-doubles last season –
most in a season in team history.

33 Myles Turner

C • 6-11 • 250 • Texas/USA • 7th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
20/20 12.7 7.5 1.1 0.7 3.0 28.6
Leads the NBA in blocked shots this season with 58 (3.1 per
game)…Set a new career high with 40 points and matched his
previous high with five 3-pointers in the second game of 2021-22, at
Washington, 10/22…Led the NBA in blocks for the second time in his
career with 3.4 per game in 2020-21…Has led the NBA in blocks in
two of the last four seasons, and has ranked in the NBA’s top five in
each of the last five years.

22 Caris LeVert

SG • 6-6 • 205 • Michigan/USA • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
12/12 13.8 2.8 3.0 0.8 0.6 25.3
Made his season debut, earned the start and finished with 15 points
in 16 minutes against the Raptors, 10/30…Set new career highs as
he averaged 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals
over 47 games with the Brooklyn Nets (12) and Indiana Pacers (35).

7 Malcolm Brogdon

PG • 6-5 • 229 • Virginia/USA • 6th Season
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
15/15 21.3 6.1 5.8 0.7 0.7 35.0
Recorded the second triple-double of his NBA career and his first
since his rookie season as he finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds
and 10 assists in the win over Philadelphia, 11/13…Scored 20 or
more points a career-high 34 times in 2020-21 with four games of
30+ points, a feat he had accomplished only three times over his
previous four NBA seasons.


2021-22 REGULAR SEASON PACERS RECORDS
RECORD HOME ROAD OT
OVERALL 8-12 5-3 3-9 1-2
WESTERN 4-3 2-1 2-2 0-1
EASTERN 4-9 3-2 1-7 1-1
CENTRAL 1-2 0-1 1-1 —


RAPTORS-GRIZZLIES pregame notes

Photo: Daily Memphian]


• The Toronto Raptors (8-10) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies (9-8) at FedExForum. The Raptors have dropped four of their last five (Nov. 13-21). Toronto
and Memphis split the season-series in 2020-21 with each team winning on the road. Pascal Siakam averaged 25.0 points and 5.0 assists in two games vs. the Grizzlies last season. The Raptors have won 12 of
the last 15 meetings with Memphis dating back to the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 21 points Sunday against the Warriors. Siakam has scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 13-21), averaging 20.4 points. He is shooting 50 percent (36-72) from
the field, including .455 (10-22) from three-point range, during this stretch.
• The Raptors outrebounded Golden State 18-8 on the offensive glass Sunday. Toronto has now outrebounded its opponent on the offensive end in 14-of-18 games this season. The Raptors are tied with Minnesota for the NBA lead in offensive rebounds per game (13.6), and rank third in second chance points per
game (15.8) – behind Minnesota (16.3) and Memphis (15.9).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and a season hightying 13 rebounds in 28 minutes Nov. 21 at Golden State. Barnes is tied with Evan Mobley for the lead
among rookies in scoring (14.6 ppg), and ranks first in rebounds (8.3) and minutes (34.9). He has led the
Raptors in scoring five times, rebounds on six occasions and scored 20+ points in four games.
Gary Trent Jr. (76) and Fred VanVleet (63) rank first and tied for fourth respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals (2.11) and has tied his single-game career high with
five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently leads the NBA in steals per game (10.0).
OG Anunoby missed his third straight game (Nov. 18-21) Sunday at Golden State with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury during practice Wednesday in Portland. He is averaging a team-high 20.1
points in 15 games this season.
Chris Boucher has scored 10 points off the bench in consecutive games (Nov. 19-21) for the first time this season. Boucher averaged 13.2 points in 46 games as a reserve last season – scoring in double figures 28
times, including 20+ points in 10 games.
• The Raptors recalled Isaac Bonga from Raptors 905 on Tuesday. Bonga has helped the 905 to a 3-1 start, averaging 22.8 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting 55 percent (33-60) from the floor in four games. Two-way player David Johnson is averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists. .


PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 34.9 REB: 8.4 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 14.6
• Recorded 10 points, a season high-tying 13 rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes Nov. 21 at Golden State.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Tied with Evan Mobley for the lead among rookies in scoring (14.6); ranks first in rebounds (8.3) & minutes (34.9).


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 32.1 REB: 6.6 AST: 3.6 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 17.9
• Scored a team-high 21 points Nov. 21 at Golden State; added six rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes.
• Needs 12 rebounds for 2,000 in his career; will become the 10th player in franchise history to reach milestone.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 23.0 REB: 5.7 AST: 1.3 STL: 1.0 TO: 0.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 6.9
• Finished with seven points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 22 minutes Nov. 21 at Golden State.
• Leads the team with 48 offensive rebounds (12th in the NBA), one more than Scottie Barnes (47).
• Averaging 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 23.0 minutes in three games as a starter.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.3 REB: 3.3 AST: 1.6 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.1


• Tallied 11 points and two rebounds in 29 minutes of action Nov. 21 at Golden State.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.11); has recorded multiple steals in 11 games.
• Averaging 19.3 points and is shooting .378 (34-90) from three-point range in November (11 games).


G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.7 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.2

• Contributed 17 points, four rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 39 minutes Nov. 21 at Golden State.
• Passed Morris Peterson (598) for third on the Raptors’ all-time three-point field goals list Nov. 19 at Sacramento.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.1), tied for 12th in assists (6.8) and 13th steals (1.65) per game.

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – TBD
Yuta Watanabe (Left Calf; Strain) – TBD

NEXT GAME
Opponent: Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, November 26

BEAR NECESSITIES
Jaren Jackson Jr. won a jump ball against Rudy Gobert and then won the game with a 3-pointer over Gobert with 5.7 seconds remaining in the Grizzlies’ 119-118 victory over the Utah Jazz Monday at Vivint Arena… It marked just the second time in franchise history that a player hit the go-ahead, game-winning 3-pointer in the final 10 seconds of the fourth
quarter or overtime on the road… The other instance was when Matt Barnes made a running 3-pointer (from half court)
to give Memphis a 93-92 road win over the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 9, 2015.
Ja Morant totaled 32 points and seven assists (including the final dime to Jackson Jr.), while Desmond Bane scored a career-high 28 points in Monday’s win over Utah… Jackson Jr. finished with 26 points… This marked the first time the Grizzlies had at least three players register 25+ points in a victory since Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay did so
on Feb. 27, 2010 at New York.
 The Grizzlies host the Toronto Raptors Wednesday… The two teams will start and close their two-game season series within one week… Memphis travels to Toronto for the second game on Nov. 30.

RAPTORS-WARRIORS pregame notes


• The Toronto Raptors (8-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors (14-2) at Chase Center. The Raptors snapped a three-game winless streak (Nov. 13-18) with a 108-89 victory over Sacramento on Friday. Toronto has won four of its last five games vs. Golden State and split the season-series (1-1) with the Warriors last year. The Raptors defeated Golden State 130-77 in Tampa last season – the largest margin of victory in franchise history (+53).
Pascal Siakam led all scorers with a season-high 32 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3PT, 9-10 FT), including 13 in a decisive third quarter, in Friday’s victory over the Kings. Siakam became just the fourth player in franchise history to scored 30+ points on 12 or fewer field goal attempts, along with DeMar DeRozan (twice),
Jerryd Bayless and Chris Bosh.
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 23 points and four rebounds in 36 minutes Friday at Sacramento. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 11-19), averaging a team-high 23.0 points. He is
shooting .518 (43-83) from the field and .426 (20-47) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
• The Raptors allowed just 89 points in Friday’s win at Sacramento. The Kings recorded an opponent season-low 15 assists and tied an opponent season low with 32 made field goals.
Chris Boucher posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench during Friday’s win against the Kings. Boucher recorded 12 double-doubles last season. His eight double-doubles as a reserve last year were tied with Miles Bridges for third most in the NBA – behind only Dwight Howard (11) and Enes Kanter (11).
Gary Trent Jr. (75) and Fred VanVleet (62) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals (2.24) and has already tied his career high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto
(10.2) and Golden State (10.1) currently rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in steals.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.3). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two
double-doubles. He sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
OG Anunoby missed his second straight game Friday at Sacramento with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points this season.

WARRIORS

NOTES TO KNOW: The Warriors possess the best record in the NBA at 14-2. Golden State remains the only team this season to score at least 100 points in every game.

Golden State leads the NBA in scoring (113.9 ppg), assists (29.2 apg), fast-break points (17.2), and opponent field goal percentage (.422).

The Warriors rank second in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), third in steals (10.13 spg), third in field goal percentage (.474), and third in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316).
Among the league leaders, Stephen Curry leads the NBA in 3-pointers (85) and scoring (29.5 ppg) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.958); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists (7.6 apg); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.941). Stephen Curry was named Western Conference
Player of the Week for Week 4, his second weekly award this season and the 18th of his career.

UPCOMING/CONTINUING MILESTONES
• Stephen Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 140 consecutive games, the league’s longest active
streak and now the second-longest streak in NBA history after having passed Kyle Korver (127).
Curry, who holds the all-time NBA record of 157 games, is the only player with two 100-plus streaks.
• With 2,917 career 3-pointers made, Curry ranks second on the NBA’s all-time career 3-pointers made
list, trailing Ray Allen (2,973) by 56.
• Andre Iguodala is seven field goals away from 5,000 career.
AS OF LATE… (CURRENT TEAM/PLAYER STREAKS)
• Golden State is the only team in the NBA to score at least 100 points in every game this season. Their streak of 16 consecutive 100-point games to start the season is the longest streak for the Warriors
since they began the 2015-16 season with 24-straight 100-point games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Warriors franchise record for the most consecutive 100-point games to begin a season is
61, set by the 1960-61 team.
Stephen Curry has made nine 3-pointers in each of the last two games he has played in (18-30 3P, .600 3P%). In NBA history there have been seven instances of players making at least nine 3-pointers in two straight games; Curry has done so five times (James Harden has the other two). No player
in NBA history has had three-consecutive games with at least nine 3-pointers. Only three times in NBA history has a player made eight-or-more 3-pointers in three-straight games: Curry, twice; Damian Lillard, once.
Draymond Green is shooting .727 (16-22 FG) from the field in the last four games he has played in, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
• Gary Payton II, second on the team in steals (22), has recorded a steal in each of the last 11 games, a career-best streak.
TONIGHT’S NOTES
• Tonight’s game vs. Toronto is the first of three-straight home games. The Raptors have won four of the last five meetings against the Warriors. Golden
State has won 14 of the last 16 meetings against the Raptors in the Bay Area.
• The Warriors completed a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record. Stephen Curry averaged a team-high 33.7 points (.500 FG%, .488 3P%, 12-12 FT),
5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.33 steals in 33.3 minutes per game in three contests. Curry made 21 3-pointers in three games (he missed the last game
in Detroit due to a left hip contusion. Andrew Wiggins averaged 21.5 points per game and Jordan Poole had a 17.5 scoring average. Draymond
Green played in three games and averaged 9.3 assists a game during the road trip. Golden State outscored (107.0 to 99.0 ppg), outrebounded (46.0
to 38.5 rpg) and outshot opponents from the field (.476 to .423 FG%) during the four-game road trip.
• The Warriors have started the 2021-22 season winning 14 of their first 16 games. It’s the best start after 16 games since the team opened the 2016-17
season with a 16-2 record. Including last season, the Warriors have won 29 of their last 36 regular season games.
• In the third quarter this season, the Warriors are outscoring opponents (29.8 to 21.9 ppg), outrebounding opponents (13.3 to 9.3 rpg), outshooting
opponents from the field (.488 to .380) and from 3-point range (.373 to .300). The Warriors have outscored opponents, 476-351, a difference of 125
points (7.8 ppg) in the third quarter this season.
• On Monday, Stephen Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 after leading the Warriors to a 3-1 record while averaging
an NBA-high 34.8 points, to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.25 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. It was Curry’s second weekly honor of
the season (Week 1) and the 18th of his career.
• Including games played on November 20, the Warriors are ranked first in scoring (113.95 ppg), first in assists (29.7 apg), first in field goal percentage
(.474 FG%), first in fastbreak points per game (17.2) . Defensively, Golden State is ranked first in opponent field goal percentage (.422 FG%), second
in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), second in steals (10.13), and fifth in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316
3P%). According to NBA.com, the Warriors are ranked first in defensive rating (99.4) and third in offensive rating (112.3), trailing only Utah (114.3) and
Philadelphia (112.4).
• Including games played on November 20, several Warriors rank among the Top 10 in statistical categories: Stephen Curry is ranked first in scoring
(29.5 ppg) and first in 3-pointers made (85), and second in free throw percentage (.958 FT%); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage
(.941 FT%); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists per game (7.6 apg).
• Stephen Curry’s +205 plus-minus leads the NBA (+13.7 per game). On pace to be the best by any player since 1996-97 (ESPN SportsCenter).
• On Wednesday at Brooklyn, Curry’s nine 3-pointers were the most by a Nets opposing player in team history (previous eight, nine times) (ESPN
SportsCenter).
• The 50-point performance by Stephen Curry on November 8 vs. Atlanta was the most points scored by an individual player this season, surpassing
the 46 points scored by the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on October 20 at New York in a double overtime game. Prior to Curry scoring 50 points, the most
points scored in a non-overtime game was set by Curry when he scored 45 points on October 21, 2021 vs. the Clippers.
• The Warriors went 7-1 on their eight-game homestand (October 28-November 12), tied for the longest in franchise history (they went 4-4 on their
previous eight-game homestand, January 24-February 9, 2011


RAPTORS-KINGS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #17 – TORONTO RAPTORS (7-9) vs. SACRAMENTO KINGS (6-9)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – 10 P.M. (ET) – GOLDEN 1 CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

23 FRED VANVLEET

Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
College: Wichita State Birthday: 2/25/1994 NBA EXP: 5

2021-22 SEASON:
• Sat out Nov. 13 vs. Detroit with left groin soreness.
• Has scored 15+ points in 12 straight games (Oct. 23 – Nov. 15), averaging 20.8 points.
• Tallied 32 points, six rebounds and seven assists Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.
• Scored a season-best 33 points Nov. 3 at Washington.
• Recorded 15 points and a career-high 17 assists Oct. 25 vs. Chicago.
• Made third consecutive opening night start for the Raptors Oct. 20 vs. Washington;
finished with 12 points, three rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes.
• Inactive once.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 35:32 5-14 4-9 2-2 3 6 3 1 16
Nov. 11 @PHI 40:09 11-22 6-11 4-4 6 7 1 0 32
Nov. 13 DET INACTIVE – Left Groin; Soreness
Nov. 15 @POR 40:05 6-13 4-8 0-0 6 7 2 1 16
Nov. 18 @UTA 34:27 7-17 3-8 7-8 4 4 3 2 24

• The Toronto Raptors (7-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Friday night against the Sacramento Kings (6-9) at Golden 1 Center. The Raptors have dropped six of their last seven (Nov. 5-18), but are 5-3 on the road this season. Despite scoring 37 points off 24 Jazz turnovers, Toronto fell 119-103 in Utah last night. The Raptors are 2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season. Toronto has won seven of its last eight games vs. Sacramento and split the season-series (1-1) with the Kings in 2020-21.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 31 points (12-18 FG, 5-11 3PT, 2-2 FT) Nov. 19 at Utah – the fourth 30-point game of his career and third since joining the Raptors at the trade deadline last season. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in three of the last four games (Nov. 11-18), averaging 23.0 points. He is shooting .530 (35-66) from the field and .417 (15-36) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
OG Anunoby missed his first game of the season yesterday at Utah with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points in 15 games this season. The Raptors have not used the same starting lineup in consecutive games since Nov. 7-11.
Khem Birch scored a season-high 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 FT) in his first start of the year last night against the Jazz. Birch scored all 14 of his points in the first half. In 17 starts with the Raptors last season, Birch averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 31.5 minutes.
Fred VanVleet (598) is tied with Terrence Ross (598) for third on the Raptors’ all-time three-point field goals list. Kyle Lowry holds the franchise record with 1,518 threes, followed by Morris Peterson (801). VanVleet has made at least three three-pointers in eight straight games played (Nov. 1-18), shooting .455 (30-66) from three-point distance during this span.
Gary Trent Jr. (70) and Fred VanVleet (59) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. is also fourth in the NBA in steals (2.38) and has already matched his career high with five steals
three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently leads the NBA in deflections (20.9) and ranks second in steals (10.3).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (15.9 ppg) and rebounds (8.1), and is tied with Dalano Banton for second with a .508 field goal percentage – behind only Herbert Jones (.514). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times in his first 13 games played, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two double-doubles. Barnes sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.

4 SCOTTIE BARNES

Position: Guard-Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 225
College: Florida State Birthday: 8/1/2001 NBA EXP: R


• Logged a career-high 40 minutes Nov. 15 at Portland.
• Tied the Raptors rookie record for steals in a game with five Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn.
• Missed two games (Nov. 1-3) due to a sprained right thumb; sustained the injury late in the fourth quarter Oct. 30 at Indiana.
• Scored 21 points in back-to-back games (Oct. 29-30).
• Tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and a season-high seven assists Oct. 27 vs. Indiana.
• Recorded first career double-double with season highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds in a victory Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Started in his NBA debut opening night vs. Washington (Oct. 20); tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in 33 minutes – became just the seventh rookie in franchise history to
start opening night and first since Pascal Siakam in 2016.
• Inactive twice.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 31:54 7-11 0-0 7-8 7 4 0 0 21
Nov. 11 @PHI 39:01 6-13 0-0 1-1 9 4 1 2 13
Nov. 13 DET 38:07 4-10 0-0 3-4 6 4 1 0 11
Nov. 15 @POR 39:30 6-14 0-1 6-6 8 2 0 0 18
Nov. 18 @UTA 35:08 5-11 0-2 0-0 6 6 1 0 10

33 GARY TRENT JR.

Position: Guard Height: 6-5 Weight: 205
College: Duke Birthday: 1/18/1999 NBA EXP: 3

2021-22 SEASON:
• Scored a season-high 31 points Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Finished with 18 points and a season-best six rebounds Nov. 15 at Portland.
• Tied a career high with five steals Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland.
• Matched a career best with five steals Oct. 27 vs. Indiana.
• Scored 20 points and tied a career high with five steals Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Contributed six points and two rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench in the season opener Oct. 20 vs. Washington.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 34:56 6-12 2-7 0-0 4 0 0 1 14
Nov. 11 @PHI 36:06 7-16 4-9 2-2 5 4 2 0 20
Nov. 13 DET 38:16 8-16 4-10 3-3 2 3 3 0 23
Nov. 15 @POR 39:34 8-16 2-6 0-0 6 1 2 0 18
Nov. 18 @UTA 33:01 12-18 5-11 2-2 2 3 1 0 31

43 PASCAL SIAKAM

Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 240
College: New Mexico St. Birthday: 4/2/1994 NBA EXP: 5

2021-22 SEASON:
• Led the team with season highs of 25 points, 12 rebounds, including a career-best
seven offensive boards, and seven assists Nov. 13 vs. Detroit.
• Sat out Nov. 11 at Philadelphia for left shoulder injury management.
• Returned to the starting lineup Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn; contributed 15 points in 25 minutes.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery; underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
• Inactive for 11 games.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 29:53 3-7 0-1 2-2 7 3 2 0 8
Nov. 11 @PHI INACTIVE – Left Shoulder; Injury Management
Nov. 13 DET 34:38 9-14 2-3 5-9 12 7 1 0 25
Nov. 15 @POR 39:24 7-15 2-6 4-4 6 6 0 1 20
Nov. 18 @UTA 30:55 2-14 0-4 0-0 3 5 2 0 4

24 KHEM BIRCH

Position: Centre Height: 6-8 Weight: 226
College: UNLV Birthday: 9/29/1992 NBA EXP: 4

2021-22 SEASON:
• Scored a season-high 14 points in first start of the season Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Missed three games (Nov. 7-11) with right knee swelling.
• Scored 11 points Oct. 25 vs. Chicago.
• Recorded nine points and a season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench in the season opener Oct. 20 vs. Washington.
• Inactive three times.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS INACTIVE – Right Knee; Swelling
Nov. 11 @PHI INACTIVE – Right Knee; Swelling
Nov. 13 DET 16:19 1-3 0-0 2-4 5 1 0 0 4
Nov. 15 @POR 21:16 3-6 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 0 6
Nov. 18 @UTA 24:25 6-8 0-0 2-3 3 1 2 0 14

25 CHRIS BOUCHER

Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 198
College: Oregon Birthday: 1/11/1993 NBA EXP: 4

2021-22 SEASON:
• Matched a season high with eight rebounds Nov. 18 at Utah.
• Sat out Nov. 15 at Portland with lower back soreness.
• Scored a season-high 17 points in 24 minutes Nov 11 at Philadelphia.
• Recorded 11 points and a season-best eight rebounds Oct. 22 at Boston.
• Missed all five preseason games following surgery on a dislocated left middle finger;
sustained the injury in a practice collision with teammate Precious Achiuwa.
• Inactive once.
LAST FIVE GAMES

Date Opp. MIN FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB AST ST BS PTS
Nov. 10 @BOS 6:49 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 0
Nov. 11 @PHI 24:04 7-12 1-3 2-2 6 0 1 2 17
Nov. 13 DET 11:37 1-3 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 0 2
Nov. 15 @POR INACTIVE – Lower Back; Soreness
Nov. 18 @UTA 17:29 1-6 0-2 0-0 8 2 0 1 2

KINGS POSSIBLE STARTERS

KINGS NOTES

FRANCHISE RECORDS: On Friday, November 5, 2021 vs. Charlotte, Sacramento shot 22 of 44 from three. The 22 made three’s are a new franchise
record with the previous being 21 made threes on three different occasions. Most recently, vs. Lakers on August 13, 2020 in the NBA Bubble.
WE JUST TRYING TO PARTY HOLMES:
Richaun Holmes earned his first career 20-point/20-rebound game as he scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and
a career-high 20 rebounds vs. Charlotte on 11/5/21. According to @StatMuse, Holmes is the first Kings player to have a 20/20 game on at least .750 percent
shooting since 1994.
THE BLACK FALCON: Harrison Barnes erupted in the first game of the season on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Portland with a career-high 36 points
on 10-of-19 shooting from the field and 8-of-11 from the three-point line, which is also a new career-high. According to @StatsbySTATS, Barnes is the
first NBA player to score 35+ points with no turnovers and no personal fouls in a season opener since turnovers were first tracked beginning in 1977-78.
ALL TIME KINGS SHOOTE
R: Buddy Hield became the Kings franchise three-point leader as he connected from beyond the arc six times vs. Utah Friday
night. Hield passes Peja Stojakovic for most threes made all-time in Franchise history, who previously held the mark of 1,070 in a Kings jersey.
On Nov. 12, 2021 at Oklahoma City, Hield played in his 400th career game. He has the most three-pointers made of any player in NBA History in their first
400 games with 1,209.
GAME WINNERS: Harrison Barnes hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-107. The Kings have the most game-winning buzzer
beaters in the NBA since 2018-19 season with six:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (12/27/18) vs. LAL
Buddy Hield (1/19/19) at DET
Nemanja Bjelica (12/9/19) at HOU
Buddy Hield (12/23/20) at DEN
Harrison Barnes (3/27/21) vs. CLE
Harrison Barnes (10/27/21) at PHX
NO FOX GIVEN
MOVING UP THE LIST: De’Aaron Fox passed Vlade Divac on Sunday night, Oct. 24, 2021 to become the 6th all time leading assists man in a Kings jersey.
ASSISTS

  1. Mike Bibby 2,580
  2. Mitch Richmond 2,128
  3. Spud Webb 2,024
  4. Reggie Theus 1,943
  5. Chris Webber 1,791
  6. De’Aaron Fox 1,768
  7. Vlade Divac 1,693
  8. Brad Miller 1,542
  9. Doug Christie 1,505
  10. Lionel Simmons 1,498
    SEASON LEADERS
    BUDDY HIELD: Buddy Hield currently ranks second in the NBA in 3-pt field goals made with 65. He is also first in the league among reserves.
    RICHAUN HOLMES: Richaun Holmes ranks fourth in the NBA in field goal percentage with .682.

RAPTORS-TRAIL BLAZERS pregame notes

10:00 (ET) TOR@POR

Portland Trail Blazers

Brown III, Greg Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprain
Lillard, Damian Questionable Injury/Illness – Abdomen; Tendinopathy


Toronto Raptors

Achiuwa, Precious Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Shoulder; Tendinitis
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Boucher, Chris Doubtful Injury/Illness – Back; Lower – soreness
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness
Watanabe, Yuta Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain

• The Toronto Raptors (7-7) begin a six-game road trip Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers (6-8) at Moda Center. Toronto is 5-1 on the road this season. The Raptors have dropped three in a row vs. Portland. Pascal Siakam recorded his first career triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists Jan. 11, 2021 at Portland. Toronto’s next home game is Sunday, Nov. 28 vs. Boston.
• Rookie Dalano Banton recorded a season-high 12 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 3-4 FT) Saturday against the Pistons, scoring in double figures for the fourth time. Banton currently leads all rookies with a .545 (30-55)
field goal percentage this season.
• Toronto had all five starters score in double figures Saturday vs. Detroit. The starting lineup combined for 92 points and shot .576 (38-66) from the field. Goran Dragic made his first start since the season opener,
finishing with 16 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. Dragic was a DNP-CD the previous nine games.
Fred VanVleet missed his first game of the season due to left groin soreness Saturday against the Pistons. VanVleet led the Raptors with 32 points and seven assists in their win Nov. 11 at Philadelphia. He scored 30+ points for the second time this season and 12th time in his career. With the victory, Toronto
improved to 10-2 all-time when VanVleet reaches the 30-point mark. The Raptors were 5-15 (.250) without
VanVleet in the lineup last season. He is questionable for Monday at Portland.
Gary Trent Jr. scored 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter Saturday vs. Detroit. Trent Jr. scored 20+ points for the second straight game (Nov. 11-13) and fourth time this year. He is averaging 21.5 points and
shooting .421 (8-19) from beyond the arc over the last two games. Trent Jr. was acquired from Portland along with Rodney Hood in exchange for Norman Powell at the trade deadline last season. Powell averaged 9.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 20.2 minutes in 349 games during six seasons (2015-21) in Toronto, and helped the Raptors capture their first NBA championship in 2019.
• Gary Trent Jr. (62) and Fred VanVleet
(52) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.50) and has already matched his career high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently ranks second in the NBA in steals per game (10.5).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (16.2 ppg) and rebounds (8.3), and ranks third in field goal percentage (.519). Barnes has led the team in scoring in five of his first 12 games played, scored 20+ points four times and earned two double-doubles.

Pistons 127, Raptors 121 postgame notes

FINAL SCORE: DETROIT PISTONS 127, TORONTO RAPTORS 121

DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Detroit1273-9Grant – 24Bey – 8Hayes – 10
Toronto1217-7Siakam – 25Siakam – 12Siakam – 7
KEY RUN

Detroit entered the fourth quarter down two points (95-93) but started the quarter on a 21-8 run and took its largest lead of the game (114-103) at the 6:03 mark … The Pistons shot 11-for-19 (.579) in the final frame and outscored the Raptors 34-26 … Jerami Grant scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter.

KEY STAT

The Pistons recorded season highs of 127 points and 34 assists in the win … Detroit’s bench, led by Josh Jackson (15) and Frank Jackson (14), outscored Toronto’s bench 44-29 … The Pistons entered tonight ranked fourth in the NBA in bench scoring (40.4 ppg).

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 7-7 this season and 2-6 at home … The Raptors will begin a season long-tying six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers … Toronto is 5-1 away from home and started the season 4-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history.
  • Pascal Siakam recorded season highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the year … Siakam sat out Toronto’s game Nov. 11 in Philadelphia for left shoulder injury management and missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) recovering from shoulder surgery he had in June.
  • Gary Trent Jr. tallied 23 points in the loss … Trent Jr. tied a season high with four three-pointers and shot 8-for-16 from the field … He has recorded 20+ points four times this year.
  • Dalano Banton scored a career-high 12 points in 19 minutes off the bench … Banton shot 4-for-6 from the field and led the Raptors bench in scoring for the fourth time this season … He entered tonight ranked first in field goal percentage among rookies (.531).

PISTONS NOTES:

  • With the win Detroit improves to 3-9, including 2-5 on the road … Tonight’s victory marked the Pistons’ fourth-straight win over the Raptors … Detroit will return home to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
  • Isaiah Stewart tied a career high with 20 points and added two blocks in the win … Stewart shot 9-for-11 from the field and recorded multiple blocks for the fifth time this season.
  • Jerami Grant scored 24 points on 8-for-16 shooting and grabbed five rebounds tonight … This is the sixth time Grant has scored 20+ points this year.
  • Killian Hayes recorded 13 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds for his first career double-double … Hayes’ fell just one assist shy of matching his career high of 11 that he recorded Apr. 29, 2021 vs. Dallas.

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Rob Williams leads Celtics over Toronto, 104-88 — Boston Herald

Executing offense against Toronto can be like stumbling through a hall of mirrors. “They’re a unique team defensively — lot of randomness,” said Ime Udoka. “It doesn’t always look like a lot of rhyme or reason to what they’re doing, but they’re very aggressive going after the ball and forcing turnovers. 632 more words

Rob Williams leads Celtics over Toronto, 104-88 — Boston Herald