MAPLE LEAFS 3, RED WINGS 0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (53-21-7 – 113 Points) vs.
DETROIT RED WINGS (31-40-10 – 72 Points)
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
DETROIT 0 0 0 0
TORONTO 0 1 2 3

SCORING NOTES

  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 15:48 of the second period and at 5:49 of the third period on a power play. Matthews has posted 60 goals this season. Matthews added to his career-high season with now 106 points on the year (60G, 46A). Matthews has recorded four points through his last two games (2G, 2A).
  • John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:03 of the third period. Tavares posted his 27th
    goal of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Spezza posted
    his 13th assist of the season. Spezza is currently on a four-game point streak where he has
    recorded four points (2G, 2A).
  • Colin Blackwell posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Blackwell registered his 10th assist of the season.
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ goal and the primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Nylander has registered 46 assists this season.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Lyubushkin posted his 13th assist of the season. Lyubushkin has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Morgan Rielly registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Rielly recorded his 57th assist of the season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 20 of 20 shots in tonight’s win.
  • Campbell posted his fifth shutout of the season and ninth of his NHL career.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With tonight’s win, the Maple Leafs established a new franchise record for most home wins in a
    single-season (30). Toronto is the third team in the league this season to reach the 30-win mark on
    home ice following Florida (34) and Colorado (31).
  • With tonight’s win, per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs clinched the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division
    and will have home ice advantage in the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It marks the
    second time in the NHL’s expansion era that Toronto will host the opening game in a best-of-seven
    first-round series in consecutive years (also 1999 CQF vs. PHI and 2000 CQF vs. OTT).
  • Auston Matthews is the first player to record a 60-goal season since Steven Stamkos in the 2011-12
    campaign. Along with Matthews and Stamkos, the only other active player who has recorded a 60-
    goal season is Alex Ovechkin who posted 65 goals during the 2007-08 season.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews became the ninth different player in the last 30 years to record 60+
    goals and 100+ points in a single season and just the second active – Alex Ovechkin posted 65-47—
    112 in 2007-08.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews became the first U.S.-born player to record 60 goals in a season.
  • With two goals tonight, Auston Matthews posted his 15th multi-goal outing of the season. Per NHL
    Stats, Matthews tied Rick Vaive for most multi-goal games by a Maple Leafs player in a single
    season.
  • With his secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game, Colin Blackwell tied a career-high in
    assists with his 10th of the season.
  • Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attempts-for
    at 5-on-5.
  • John Tavares finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 73.08 percent
    (19 for, 7 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    DETROIT 7 (7) 8 (5) 5 (4) 20 (16)
    TORONTO 14 (12) 10 (8) 12 (9) 36 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    DETROIT 10 (10) 14 (8) 13 (10) 37 (28)
    TORONTO 27 (23) 18 (16) 22 (15) 67 (54)
    ON HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 30-8-2 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 297-281-93-5 in 676 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 177-108-
    47-3 in 335 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 33-12-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 15-8-2 against the Atlantic
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 35-6-3 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 19-8-1 when tied after one period and 29-3-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 33-14-5 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 11-1-2 in Tuesday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 12 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 8 (Kämpf, Tavares)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Spezza – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Tavares)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Giordano)
    Takeaways 3 (Matthews)
    TOI 21:41 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 3:22 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:57 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 27 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 73.08% (Tavares – 19 for, 7 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 29 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:
    “All I can say is that it’s special. It’s unique. It’s rare. I’m just really happy for him. He works extremely
    hard, you know the abilities that he has but he works extremely hard at his game, he works extremely
    hard off the ice and he takes his craft very seriously so to see him at the top of his game and to be
    reaching these milestones, it’s outstanding. So I’m really happy for him. You could tell he was really
    happy and I just loved how our fans took care of him tonight. Our fans were outstanding in recognition of
    his accomplishment.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:

    “Pretty unreal. Obviously, a tremendous amount of love from the fans and a great way to do it. A beautiful
    goal, pretty textbook Auston Matthews snapper. I think we’re extremely proud of him, obviously really
    happy he’s on our side. A tremendous accomplishment. He should be very proud. You just see the
    determination and his drive, not just to score goals, but to lead the way and help us win hockey games. It
    took a while for us to break through but no doubt he just finds a way, finds different ways to score, finds
    different ways to get open so great job, big win and a great way to do it. He’s obviously hit some
    milestones here. It’s really cool for him to do it at home and I think for everyone who can enjoy the
    atmosphere and embrace it, I know it’s really great for our fans.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the moment he scored his 60th goal of the season:

    “It was pretty special honestly. Just the reception from my teammates, the crowd, everything. It was just
    kind of sends chills down your bones, it’s just kind of hard to put into words.”
    On clinching home ice advantage in the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with
    tonight’s win:
    “Yeah, I think it was a really good stepping stone for us tonight to clinch home ice. We’re obviously
    working towards something bigger. Definitely a moment for us to enjoy and be happy about but the job’s
    not done, the work’s not finished.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:

    “There is only a handful of guys who can do it and really get it done. I think last year with the pace he was
    on it could have happened with 82 games as well but obviously with what the game situation was we
    couldn’t get there but it’s a great accomplishment something that our whole team is very proud of, and
    this city is very proud as you could tell by the chants and cheers out there

RAPTORS 110, 76ERS 102

 TORONTO RAPTORS

POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 110, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 102
DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,800 (Sellout)

FINAL SCORE RECORD  HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS   HIGH ASSISTS

Philadelphia 102 3-1 Harden – 22 Harris – 11 Harden – 9
Toronto 110 1-3 Siakam – 34 Barnes – 11 Siakam/Young – 5

KEY RUN
Leading 82-81 at the 10:35 mark in the fourth quarter, the Raptors went on a 19-6 run to extend their lead to its largest of the game (101-87) with 3:28 remaining … Pascal Siakam led the way for Toronto with 15 points in the fourth quarter.

KEY STAT
Toronto forced 16 Philadelphia turnovers leading to a 22-to-3 advantage in points off turnovers … Through four games, the Raptors have scored 70 points off Sixers’ turnovers.

RAPTORS NOTES:
• With the win, Toronto now trails the first round series 3-1 … Game five will be played Monday night in Philadelphia.
• Pascal Siakam finished with a postseason career-high 34 points and added eight rebounds and five assists in 44 minutes … Siakam has scored 30-or-more in the postseason three times in his career and the Raptors are 3-0 in these games … Siakam has recorded 20+ points in three of four games this series (Apr. 16-23), averaging a team-high 22.5 points while shooting .438 (32-73) from the field.
• Gary Trent Jr. recorded a playoff career high-tying 24 points in 39 minutes … Trent Jr. has scored 48 points in the last two games combined after recording just nine through Games 1 & 2.
• The Raptors bench outscored Philadelphia’s reserves 36-27 … Thaddeus Young led the way for Toronto, scoring 13 points, while adding five rebounds and five assists.
• Scottie Barnes collected a team-high 11 rebounds and added six points in 26 minutes off the bench … Barnes returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with a sprained left ankle … Barnes joins Jamario Moon (Apr. 24, 2008) as one of just two rookies in franchise history to collect 10+ rebounds in a playoff game.

76ERS NOTES:
• With the loss, Philadelphia now leads the series 3-1 … Game five will be played Monday night in Philadelphia.
• Tobias Harris finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double (Apr. 18-23) … During this stretch Harris is averaging 15.3 points and 11.0 rebounds, while shooting .563 (18-32) from the field.
• James Harden recorded 22 points, nine assists and five rebounds in 42 minutes … Through four games this series, Harden is averaging a team-high 9.8 assists … He has totaled a league-best 39 assists during the postseason.
• Joel Embiid scored 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes … Embiid has scored 20+ points in three consecutive games, averaging a team-high 28.3 points and shooting .538 (28-52) from the field during this stretch.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES 2021-22 PLAYOFFS
DATE SITE RESULT DATE SITE RESULT
11/10/2021 Philadelphia W 115-109 04/16/2022 Philadelphia L 131-11
12/28/2021 Toronto L 114-109 04/18/2022 Philadelphia L 112-97
03/20/2022 Philadelphia W 93-88 04/20/2022 Toronto L 104-101 (OT)
04/07/2022 Toronto W 119-114 04/23/2022 Toronto W 110-102

ALL-TIME RECORDS
RAPTORS WINS 76ERS WINS
Overall: 61 42
at Toronto: 33 18
at Philadelphia: 28 24

Siakam scores career playoff high 34, Raptors beat 76ers to stay alive in series — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

This was the Raptors’ team — and the style of game — Toronto backers expected to see more of in this series.

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76ERS AT RAPTORS GAME 3

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Scottie Barnes is OUT for tonight’s Game 3.


• The Toronto Raptors continue their first round playoff series Wednesday night when they host the Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors dropped Game 2, 112-97, on Monday in Philadelphia. OG
Anunoby led Toronto with a postseason career-high 26 points (10-14 FG, 4-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) in 38 minutes after matching his then playoff career best with 20 points in Game 1. Through two games, Anunoby is
averaging a team-high 23.0 points and shooting .655 (19-29) from the field.
Pascal Siakam finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Game 2 at Philadelphia. With his first basket, Siakam (752) moved into third place on the Raptors’ all-time postseason scoring list – behind only Kyle Lowry (1,435) and DeMar DeRozan (1,117). Siakam has now scored 20+ points in six straight
games played (Apr. 3-18), averaging 28.3 points during this stretch.
• This series marks the third time Toronto and Philadelphia have met in the playoffs. The previous two series
both went seven games. The 76ers edged out Toronto in second round in 2001, while the Raptors prevailed in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2019 en route to the franchise’s first NBA title. Four players
remain from Toronto’s 2019 roster – OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet.
Chris Boucher recorded postseason career highs of 17 points and eight rebounds, including six offensive
boards, in 30 minutes off the bench in Game 2. Boucher became just the third Raptors reserve to grab five
or more offensive rebounds in a playoff game, joining Bismack Biyombo (Apr. 29, 2016 at Indiana) and
Jerome Williams (May 9, 2001 at Philadelphia). Boucher topped all reserves in the NBA during the regular
season with 155 offensive rebounds.
• Toronto won three of four regular season games against Philadelphia this season. Pascal Siakam averaged a team-high 30.3 points and shot .507 (35-69) from the field in three games vs. the Sixers this year.
He recorded his third career triple-double Apr. 7 with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. In four regular
season games, Toronto outrebounded Philadelphia 187-158 (+29), including 57-28 on the offensive end
(+29). Reserve Chris Boucher led the attack on the glass averaging 10.5 rebounds.
• Pascal Siakam averaged 22.8 points, and career bests of 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists, in 68 games this
season. Siakam was one of just five players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and
5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Nikola Jokic.
• Toronto ranked second in the NBA in offensive rebounds (13.4) and second chance points (16.5) this season. The Raptors had five different players collected more than 100 offensive rebounds: Scottie Barnes
(195), Chris Boucher (179), Precious Achiuwa (146), Pascal Siakam (128) & Khem Birch (122).
Fred VanVleet earned his first All-Star selection, becoming the first undrafted All-Star since Ben Wallace
in 2006. VanVleet averaged career highs of 20.3 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 65 games. He is
averaging 19.0 points, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals through two games against the Sixers.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – OG ANUNOBY #3

• Averaged a career-high 17.1 points and shot .363 (115-317) from three-point range in 48 games this season.
• Scored 20+ points in 19 games; something he did 13 times in 43 games last season.
• Missed three-of-four meetings against the Sixers this year.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
• Recorded a career-high 30 double-doubles – the most by a Raptor since Chris Bosh (49) in 2009-10.
• Ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring; Toronto was 12-2 when he scored 30+ points.
• Became first player in franchise history to averaged 22+ points, 8+ rebounds and 5+ assists for an entire season.
C – SCOTTIE BARNES #4
• Was the only rookie to rank in the top-five in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes.
• Scored 20+ points in 17 games this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter (23) in 1998-99.
• Led the Raptors with a franchise rookie record 195 offensive rebounds (15th in the NBA).
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33
• Ranked third in the NBA in steals per game, fifth in total deflections (237) and 17th in three-pointers made (209).
• Matched his career high with five steals six times (last: Feb. 28 at Brooklyn).
• Scored 30+ points in five straight games (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1), tying the franchise record set by DeMar DeRozan.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
• Was the first undrafted player to be named an All-Star since Ben Wallace in 2006.
• Ranked sixth in the NBA in steals per game, second in total deflections (254) and third in threes (240).
• Set the single-season franchise record for made three-pointers

RAPTORS AT 76ERS GAME 1


• The Toronto Raptors begin the 2022 NBA Playoffs on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors (48-34) won 14 of their last 18 games (Mar. 9 – Apr. 10) to finish in fifth
place in the East. Toronto has qualified for the postseason the eighth time in the last nine seasons.
• This series marks the third time Toronto and Philadelphia will meet in the playoffs. The previous two series oth went seven games. The 76ers edged out Toronto in second round in 2001, while the Raptors prevailed in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2019 en route to the franchise’s first NBA title. Four players remain from Toronto’s 2019 roster – OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet.
The Sixers have three players left from the 2019 series – Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Furkan Korkmaz.
• Toronto won three of four games against Philadelphia this season. Pascal Siakam averaged a team-high
30.3 points and shot .507 (35-69) from the field in three games vs. the Sixers this year. He recorded his
third career triple-double in the most recent meeting (Apr. 7) with 37 point, 11 rebound and 12 assists. In
four games this year, Toronto has outrebounded Philadelphia 187-158 (+29), including 57-28 on the offensive glass (+29). Reserve Chris Boucher has led the attack on the boards averaging 10.5 rebounds.
• The Raptors ranked first in the NBA in deflections (17.6) and second in steals (9.0) this season. The backcourt duo of Gary Trent Jr. (1.74) and Fred VanVleet (1.71) ranked third and fifth, respectively, in steals.
They both also ranked in the top-five in total deflections.
• Pascal Siakam averaged 22.8 points, and career bests of 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists, in 68 games this
season. Siakam was one of just five players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and
5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Nikola Jokic.
• Pascal Siakam recorded a career-best 30 double-doubles this year. He joined Chris Bosh (five times),
Antonio Davis (twice), Donyell Marshall and Damon Stoudamire (twice) as the only Raptors to have 30 or
more double-doubles in a single season.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes was the only NBA rookie this season – and first in franchise history – to record
1000+ points, 500+ rebounds and 250+ assists. Only three other rookies have totaled 1000/500/250 in last
20 years – Luka Doncic (2018-19), Ben Simmons (2017-18) and Blake Griffin (2010-11).
• Toronto ranked second in the NBA in both offensive rebounds (13.4) and second chance points (16.5) this
season. The Raptors had five different players collected more than 100 offensive rebounds: Scottie
Barnes (195), Chris Boucher (179), Precious Achiuwa (146), Pascal Siakam (128) and Khem Birch
(122). Barnes led all rookie in offensive rebounds, while Boucher topped all reserves in the NBA with 155.
Fred VanVleet earned his first All-Star selection, becoming the first undrafted All-Star since Ben Wallace
in 2006. VanVleet averaged career highs of 20.3 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 65 games. The
Raptors were 7-1 this year when he scored 30 or more points.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – OG ANUNOBY #3
• Averaged a career-high 17.1 points and shot .363 (115-317) from three-point range in 48 games this season.
• Scored 20+ points in 19 games; something he did 13 times in 43 games last season.
• Missed three-of-four meetings against the Sixers this year.
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4
• Was the only rookie to rank in the top-five in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes.
• Scored 20+ points in 17 games this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter (23) in 1998-99.
• Led the Raptors with a franchise rookie record 195 offensive rebounds (15th in the NBA).
C – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
• Recorded a career-high 30 double-doubles – the most by a Raptor since Chris Bosh (49) in 2009-10.
• Ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring; Toronto was 12-2 when he scored 30+ points.
• First player in franchise history to averaged 22+ points, 8+ rebounds and 5+ assists for an entire season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33
• Ranked third in the NBA in steals per game, fifth in total deflections (237) and 17th in three-pointers made (209).
• Matched his career high with five steals six times (last: Feb. 28 at Brooklyn).
• Scored 30+ points in five straight games (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1), tying the franchise record set by DeMar DeRozan.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
• Was the first undrafted player to be named an All-Star since Ben Wallace in 2006.
• Ranked sixth in the NBA in steals per game, second in total deflections (254) and third in threes (240).
• Set the single-season franchise record for made three-pointers.

IES RECAP VS. PHILADELPHIA
OVERALL HOME ROAD

2021-22 3-1 1-1 2-0
ALL-TIME 61-42 33-18 28-24
STREAKS Won 2 Won 1 Won 2
PLAYOFFS 7-7 5-2 2-5
LAST WIN: Apr. 7, 2022 (119-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: Mar. 20, 2022 (93-88)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +36 (May. 7, 2019)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -35 (Jan. 7, 2012)
SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE LOCATION TIME TV / RADIO

  1. Apr. 16 Wells Fargo Center 6 p.m. ESPN, TSN / Sportsnet 590
  2. Apr. 18 Wells Fargo Center 7:30 p.m. TNT, TSN / Sportsnet 590
  3. Apr. 20 Scotiabank Arena 8 p.m. NBA TV, Sportsnet / TSN 1050
  4. Apr. 23 Scotiabank Arena 2 p.m. TNT, Sportsnet / TSN 1050
  5. Apr. 25 Wells Fargo Center TBD Sportsnet / TSN 1050
  6. Apr. 28 Scotiabank Arena TBD TSN / Sportsnet 590
  7. Apr. 30 Wells Fargo Center TBD TNT, Sportsnet / TSN 1050

SERIES RECAP VS. PHILADELPHIA
GAME 80 – APRIL 7, 2022
TORONTO 119, PHILADELPHIA 114
TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 37 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his
third career triple-double, Gary Trent Jr. scored 30 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-114 … Siakam shot 14 for 28, going 1 for 7
from 3-point range … He made 8 of 10 free throws … Precious Achiuwa scored
20 points and made a career-high five 3-pointers, and Scottie Barnes had 13
points and 10 rebounds … Joel Embiid had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and
James Harden had 13 points and 15 assists for the 76ers … Tyrese Maxey
scored 22 points, and Danny Green shot 6 for 7 from 3-point range and scored
18 points for Philadelphia … The 76ers trailed 106-102 after Green connected
from 3 with 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Trent scored five points as
Toronto answered with a 9-5 run … A steal by Siakam led to a driving dunk for
Barnes with 1:30 left, putting the Raptors up 115-107 … Philadelphia led 60-56
at the intermission … Siakam scored 15 points in the third and Trent added nine
to give the Raptors an 87-85 lead after three quarters.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 33 27 25 29 114
TORONTO 26 30 31 32 119
GAME 71 – MARCH 20, 2022
TORONTO 93, PHILADELPHIA 88
PHILADELPHIA — Pascal Siakam had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Precious Achiuwa scored 21 points to lead Toronto to a 93-88 win over Philadelphia … Chris Boucher had 12 points and 14 rebounds to help the Raptors extend
their road winning streak to six … James Harden missed two free throws with
the Sixers down 87-86 and missed a driving layup with 59 seconds left and the
Sixers down 89-86 … The Sixers had the ball with 37.3 seconds left and Joel
Embiid lost the ball for a costly turnover … Scottie Barnes missed two free
throws that kept Toronto’s lead at 90-88 with 7.1 seconds left … Harden,
though, missed again when he was whistled for an offensive foul against Boucher on a drive down the lane that crushed the Sixers’ comeback bid … The
Raptors had a whopping 20 offensive rebounds and held an overall 56-40 edge
on the glass … Embiid had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia … He
shot only 6 of 20 overall from the floor and missed all three 3-pointers … Tyrese
Maxey scored 19 points and Harden had 17.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 27 30 12 24 93
PHILADELPHIA 37 17 20 14 88
GAME 31 – DECEMBER 28, 2021
PHILADELPHIA 114, TORONTO 109
TORONTO — Tobias Harris had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists for his
first career triple-double, Joel Embiid finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds,
and the Philadelphia 76ers hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 114-109 …
Chris Boucher scored a season-high 28 points and matched his career high
with 19 rebounds … Siakam scored 28 points while Trent had 19 … After Toronto took a 78-76 lead on Svi Mykhailiuk’s 3-pointer with 2:02 left in the third,
the 76ers responded with a 19-5 run, including a 10-2 spurt to begin the fourth
… The Raptors battled back, and Trent hit a 3-pointer with 1:41 remaining to
put Toronto up 107-106 … But Harris was fouled after grabbing the rebound on
Trent’s miss with 21 seconds left, and made two more from the line to put the
Sixers up 112-109 … Toronto missed a chance to take a tying shot when Trent
turned the ball over with six seconds left.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 27 28 30 29 114
TORONTO 24 24 33 28 109
GAME 13 – NOVEMBER 11, 2021
TORONTO 115, PHILADELPHIA 109
PHILADELPHIA — Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet hit back-to-back 3-
pointers over the final 1:10 to lift the Raptors past the Philadelphia 76ers, 115-
109 … VanVleet hit six 3s and scored 32 points, and Trent added 20 … The
Sixers have lost three straight games … Tyrese Maxey scored 33 points for
Philadelphia … Andre Drummond had put the Sixers ahead 109-107 with 1:44
left and then followed with a blocked shot on the next possession … Trent,
though, hit the 3 with 1:10 left that put the Raptors ahead … The Raptors led
most of the fourth quarter until the Sixers went on a late run … Shake Milton hit
a 3 and his baseline drive cut it to 92-89 before Tobias Harris scored to bring
the Sixers within one … VanVleet and Svi Mykhailiuk, though, each buried 3-
pointers that stretched the lead and OG Anunoby dunked off a turnover …
Anunoby then hit a 3, one of 14 for the Raptors …Anunoby also scored 20
points … Toronto trailed 57-52 at halftime.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 27 25 29 34 115
PHILADELPHIA 30 27 21 31 10

RAPTORS 131, PACERS 91

TORONTO & INDIANA POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 131, INDIANA PACERS 91

DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 26, 2022

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Indiana13125-50Brissett – 21Brissett – 8Haliburton – 12
Toronto9142-32Siakam – 23Boucher – 10Siakam/Barnes – 7
KEY NOTE

Tonight’s game between the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers was suspended at the 4:05 mark in the second quarter. A small electrical fire was detected in an overhead speaker in section 103 at Scotiabank Arena. Fans evacuated the building under instruction from the Toronto Fire Department. After a 56 minute delay, the Toronto Fire Department deemed it was safe to resume play. Players returned to the court and the game continued without fans.

KEY STAT

Toronto shot a season-best .607 (51-84) from the field in tonight’s win … The Raptors had six players score in double-digits and their bench outscored Indiana’s 62-16 … Toronto improves to 15-4 when six-or-more players score 10+ points.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto is now 42-32 this season, including 19-16 at home … The Raptors will continue a four-game homestand (Mar. 24-30) Monday vs. Boston.
  • Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 23 points, and added seven assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes … Siakam has now scored 20+ points in four consecutive games (Mar. 20-26) and 12 of the last 13 contests overall … During this stretch (Mar. 3-26) he is averaging 26.5 points and shooting .538 (128-238) from the field.
  • OG Anunoby finished with 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 28 minutes … Anunoby made three three-pointers tonight, and has now tied Norman Powell (440) for 8th on the Raptors All-Time three pointers list.
  • Precious Achiuwa tallied 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes off the bench … Achiuwa made a career high-tying four three-point field goals tonight … Achiuwa is shooting .361 (44-122) from beyond the arc this season after attempting just one three-pointer in 61 games last season.
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes … Tonight Barnes reached 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds, joining Charlie Villanueva (2005-06 season) as the just the second rookie in franchise history to reach both these milestones.

PACERS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Indiana falls to 25-50 and 9-29 on the road … The Pacers will begin a two-game homestand (Mar. 28-30) Monday against Atlanta.
  • Oshae Brissett recorded team highs of 21 points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes … Brissett has now scored 20+ points six times in his career, including in four games this season.
  • Jalen Smith finished with 15 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes of action … Smith has now scored 15+ points in four straight games played (Mar. 15-26), averaging 16.0 points and shooting .595 (25-42) during this stretch.
  • Tyrese Haliburton dished out a game-high 12 assists tonight and added seven points and five rebounds in 33 minutes … Haliburton has recorded 10+ assists 24 times in 70 games this season, something he did in five-of-58 contests last year.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSPACERS WINS
10/27/2021TorontoW 118-100 Overall:4752
10/30/2021IndianaW 97-94 at Toronto:3119
11/26/2021IndianaL 114-97 at Indiana:1633
03/26/2022TorontoW 131-91    

RAPTORS-BULLS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #72 – TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31) at CHICAGO BULLS (41-29)
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 – 8 P.M. (ET) – UNITED CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

GARY TRENT OUT FOR TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M. EDT

OR@CHI

Chicago Bulls

Ball, Lonzo Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Meniscus Tear
Cook, Tyler Out G League – Two-Way
Hill, Malcolm Out G League – Two-Way
Simonovic, Marko Out G League – On Assignment
Williams, Patrick Available –

Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Champagnie, Justin Out G League – Two-Way
Flynn, Malachi Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Big Toe – Hyperextended

• The Toronto Raptors (40-31) play the second game of a back-to-back set Monday night against the Chicago Bulls (41-29) at the United Center. The Raptors defeated Philadelphia 93-88 on Sunday night, overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit by holding the 76ers to an opponent season-low 34 second half points. Toronto sits 1.0 game behind Cleveland for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is 10-5 on the second night of a back-to-back set this season, after going just 3-13 last year.
• Toronto has won six consecutive road games (Mar. 9-20) for the first time since winning eight straight Mar. 3 – Aug. 12, 2020. During this stretch, the Raptors are averaging 112.2 points while holding opponents to
103.7 points. Pascal Siakam is averaging a team-high 27.0 points over the last six road games.
• Precious Achiuwa recorded a season high-tying 21 points and nine rebounds Mar. 20 at Philadelphia. Achiuwa has now scored in double figures in a career-high seven straight games (Mar. 9-20), averaging 14.1 points. He is shooting .506 (39-77) from the field and .452 (14-31) from beyond the arc during this
stretch. Achiuwa is shooting .367 (40-109) from three-point range this season after attempting just one three-pointer last season with Miami.
• Toronto outrebounded Philadelphia 56-to-40, including 20-5 on the offensive end, Sunday night. The Raptors (13.5) currently rank second in the NBA in offensive boards and have a +69 (172-103) advantage on
the offensive glass through 11 games in March. The Raptors are 4-1 this season when the team collects 0-or-more offensive rebounds in a game.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.0 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 58 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, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray
and Julius Randle. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
Chris Boucher had 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in 39 minutes off the bench Sunday night in Philadelphia. This marks Boucher’s seventh double-double of the season. He has led the bench in scoring a team-best 26 times this year and holds the franchise record for double-doubles as a reserve with 21.
Pascal Siakam finished with his team-leading 24th double-double of the season with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists Mar. 20 in Philadelphia. Siakam reached 6,000 career points against the Sixers, becoming just the seventh Raptor to reach the milestone. Sunday also marked his 12th game this season with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists – a single-season franchise record.
Scottie Barnes has scored 20+ points 17 times this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter did it 23 times during the 1998-99 season.

F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.8 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.5

• Finished with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.8), ranks third in scoring (15.5) and rebounds (7.7), and fourth in assists (3.4).
• Averaging 19.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and has scored 20+ points in eight-of-14 games since the All-star break.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.7 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 22.0
• Finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 24 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 25.7 points and shooting .505 (105-208) from the field through 11 games in March.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.4 REB: 4.5 AST: 1.0 STL: 0.6 TO: 0.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Contributed four points and six rebounds in 22 minutes Sunday in Philadelphia.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 20 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.1 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.
• Tallied nine points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals (1.79) and total deflections (221).
• Averaging 20.1 points and shooting .394 (108-274) from beyond the arc in 33 road games this season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.2 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.1
• Inactive Mar. 20 at Philadelphia for right knee injury management.
• Leads the NBA in minutes (38.2), ranks second in deflections (222) and third in three-pointers (220).
• Needs 18 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).
TS: 18.

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 40-31 24-19 16-12
HOME 17-16 11-9 6-7
AWAY 23-15 13-10 10-5
OVERTIME 2-2 2-1 0-1

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, March 21
Tip-Off: 8 p.m. (ET)
Venue: United Center
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. CHICAGO
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-2 1-1 0-1
ALL-TIME 45-53 24-25 21-28
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 3
LAST WIN: Feb. 3, 2022 (127-100 OT)
LAST ROAD WIN: Dec. 9, 2019 (93-92)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +39 (Nov. 17, 2018)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -37 (Feb. 19, 1998)
LAST TIME VS. CHICAGO
GAME 50 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022
TORONTO 127, CHICAGO 120 (OT)

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Boucher added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the
Chicago Bulls 127-120 in overtime … Scottie Barnes scored 21 points,
including the go-ahead basket with 1:44 left in OT, and Gary Trent Jr.
added a decisive 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining … Trent scored 16
points, ending his career-best streak of 30-point games at five … Fred
VanVleet and OG Anunoby each scored 21 as Toronto won its fourth
straight overall … Toronto finished with 113 field goal attempts, while the
Bulls had 90 … The Raptors also had 22 offensive rebounds, compared to
10 for Chicago … Chicago committed 17 turnovers, leading to 22 points
for the Raptors … Vucevic matched his season high with 30 points and
had 18 rebounds, his ninth double-double in 10 games … DeMar
DeRozan scored 28 points against his former team … Coby White had 16
points, LaVine had 15, Javonte Green 13 and Ayo Dosunmu 11 for the
Bulls, who came in as the Eastern Conference leaders … The Raptors led
103-93 after VanVleet’s 3 with 5:50 to go in regulation, but DeRozan tied it
at 112 on a jump shot with 47 seconds left, capping a personal six-point
run … VanVleet came up empty on a driving shot attempt at the other end,
but Barnes tipped in the missed shot to tie it with 0.7 seconds left …
Vucevic got a final shot off, but didn’t come close.
1 2 3 4 OT TOT
CHICAGO 24 26 31 33 6 120
TORONTO 26 28 33 27 13 127

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, March 24
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. CLEVELAND
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-3 0-1 0-2
ALL-TIME 46-53 26-23 20-30
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Apr. 26, 2021 (112-96)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 26, 2021 (112-96)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +34 (Jan. 11, 2018)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -45 (Dec. 26, 2021)
LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND
GAME 64 – MARCH 6, 2022
CLEVELAND 104, TORONTO 96

CLEVELAND — Evan Mobley had 20 points and 17 rebounds, Lauri
Markkanen scored 22, and the Cavaliers beat the Raptors 104-96 … All-Star center Jarrett Allen reportedly suffered a fractured finger during the
first quarter … Allen had six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes …
Darius Garland had 17 points and 10 assists, Cedi Osman added 17
points and Kevin Love 15 as Cleveland improved to 3-0 against Toronto
… Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Chris Boucher 21 for the Raptors,
who opened a six-game road trip without All-Star guard Fred VanVleet
(knee soreness) or forward OG Anunoby (fractured finger) … Down 18 in
the fourth, the Raptors closed within 100-95, but Garland made two free
throws and Osman’s steal with 56 seconds left helped seal it for the Cavs
… Injuries to VanVleet and backup Malachi Flynn led to Toronto coach
Nick Nurse starting rookie Scottie Barnes at point guard … He finished
with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes … Cleveland led
by 13 at halftime and then overcame a brutal third quarter — 16 points, 1
of 10 on 3-pointers — by opening an 82-64 lead early in the fourth …
Love then hit a 3-pointer and reserve Dean Wade delivered a thunderous
dunk over Toronto’s Khem Birch … The Raptors finished 6 of 24 on 3-
pointers. … VanVleet has missed the past five games.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 29 17 16 34 96
CLEVELAND 30 29 14 31 104

BACK-TO-BACKS (17)
FIRST GAME SECOND GAME
DATE OPP RESULT DATE OPP RESULT
Oct. 22 @BOS W 115-83 Oct. 23 DAL L 103-95
Oct. 29 ORL W 110-109 Oct. 30 @IND W 97-94
Nov. 10 @BOS L 104-88 Nov. 11 @PHI W 115-109
Nov. 18 @UTA L 119-103 Nov. 19 @SAC W 108-89
Dec. 13 SAC W 124-101 Dec. 14 @BKN L 131-129 (OT)
Jan. 4 SAS W 129-104 Jan. 5 @MIL W 117-111
Jan. 14 @DET L 103-87 Jan. 15 @MIL W 103-96
Jan. 25 CHA W 125-113 Jan. 26 @CHI L 111-105
Jan. 31 @ATL W 106-100 Feb. 1 MIA W 110-106
Feb. 3 CHI W 127-120 (OT) Feb. 4 ATL W 125-114
Feb. 9 @OKC W 117-98 Feb. 10 @HOU W 139-120
Feb. 25 @CHA L 125-93 Feb. 26 @ATL L
127-100
Feb. 28 @BKN W 133-97 Mar. 1 BKN W 109-108
Mar. 3 DET L 108-106 Mar. 4 ORL L 103-97
Mar. 11 @PHX W 117-112 Mar. 12 @DEN W 127-115
Mar. 20 @PHI W 93-88 Mar. 21 @CHI
Apr. 7 PHI Apr. 8 HOU
RECORD: 11-5 (.688) RECORD: 10-5 (.667)
2020-21 RECORD: 7-9 (.438) 2020-21 RECORD: 3-13 (.188)
SEASON SERIES

Atlanta Hawks 2-1 Miami Heat 2-1
Boston Celtics 1-2 Milwaukee Bucks 3-0
Brooklyn Nets 2-2 Minnesota Timberwolves 1-0
Charlotte Hornets 2-1 New Orleans Pelicans 1-1
Chicago Bulls 1-2 New York Knicks 3-0
Cleveland Cavaliers 0-3 Oklahoma City 1-1
Dallas Mavericks 0-2 Orlando Magic 1-1
Denver Nuggets 1-1 Philadelphia 76ers 2-1
Detroit Pistons 0-3 Phoenix Suns 1-1
Golden State Warriors 1-1 Portland Trail Blazers 0-2
Houston Rockets 1-0 Sacramento Kings 2-0
Indiana Pacers 2-1 San Antonio Spurs 2-0
Los Angeles Clippers 2-0 Utah Jazz 1-1
Los Angeles Lakers 1-1 Washington Wizards 3-1
Memphis Grizzlies 1-1


Largest comeback by Toronto: 17 – Jan. 7 vs. Utah
Largest fourth quarter comeback by Toronto: 8 (2X last: Mar. 12 at Denver)
Largest comeback by opponent: 15 – Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland
Largest fourth quarter comeback by opponent: 9 – De
c. 14 at Brooklyn (OT)

TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31) @ CHICAGO BULLS (41-29)
Game 71, Home Game 36
Monday, March 21, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT
United Center
NBC SPORTS CHICAGO / WSCR-AM 670 / WRTO 1200, TUDN
PROB-A-BULL STARTERS
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Player Updates
F 24 JAVONTE GREEN 6-5 205

2021-22 Season: 7.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 24.1 mpg, .542 FG%, .381 3FG%, .831 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 9 games, 5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, 11.7 mpg, .548 FG%, .375 3FG%, .769 FT%
Note: Has started a career-best 41 times after making a combined total of four over two previous seasons.
F 11 DeMAR DeROZAN 6-6 220
2021-22 Season: 27.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 36.0 mpg, .503 FG%, .353 3FG%, .871 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 9 games, 23.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.7 apg, 36.5 mpg, .504 FG%, .429 3FG%, .914 FT%
Note: Averaging career-highs in scoring (27.8), FG% (.503) and 3FG% (.353).
C 9 NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ 6-11 260
2021-22 Season: 17.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 bpg, 33.5 mpg, .474 FG%, .302 3FG%, .752 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 36 games, 15.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 29.8 mpg, .481 FG%, .386 3FG%, .700 FT%
Note: Ranks 5th in the NBA with 40 double-doubles; has posted 15 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
G 8 ZACH LaVINE 6-5 202
2021-22 Season: 24.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 34.7 mpg, .480 FG%, .395 3FG%, .860 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 16 games, 16.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 34.0 mpg, .433 FG%, .295 3FG%, .779 FT%
Note: Has scored in double-figures in 159 of of his last 160 games.
G 12 AYO DOSUNMU 6-5 200
2021-22 Season: 8.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 27.0 mpg, .521 FG%, .390 3FG%, .672 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 2 games, 9.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.0 apg, 40.2 mpg, .364 FG%, .111 3FG%, .500 FT%
Note: Has shot .500+ FG% and .400+ 3FG% in the same game 23 times, 2nd most by a rookie this season.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31)
SERIES SUMMARY

The third matchup between Toronto and Chicago came down to the wire, as the Raptors emerged with a 127-120 victory in a game that saw the Bulls go into overtime for the first time in 2021/22 … They were led by Nikola Vučević, who scored a game-high 30 points, shooting 13-21 from the floor and 4-6 from three … Behind Vučević was DeMar DeRozan, who had 28 points,
seven rebounds and a pair of steals … He also shot 7-17 from the floor and a perfect 14-14 from the stripe … All five Bulls’ starters finished in double-figures, as Javonte Green scored 13, Zach LaVine had 15 while Ayo Dosunmu finished with 11 points … Coby White added 16 points off the bench … Toronto had four of five starters finish with 20+ points, led by Pascal Siakam, who finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds … Rookie Scottie Barnes had 21 points, including a go-ahead bucket with under two minutes left in the game, and Gary Trent Jr. scored 16 points including a three to finish the game off … in the
second meeting, the Bulls came away with a 111-105 victory at the United Center giving Chicago five straight wins over the Raptors …DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 29 points while Zach LaVine added 23 on 9-of-16 shooting while gathering eight rebounds and dishing eight assists … Nikola Vučević also enjoyed his most efficient outing of the season, hitting 8-of-11 (.727)
from the floor, finishing with 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds … Chicago ended up with a season-best 68 points in the paint … Gary Trent Jr. led the charge for the Raptors, matching a season-high with 32 points, fueled by going 6-of-10 from three and 4-of 5 from the line … this contest was the
first of two make-up games between the Bulls and the Raptors, as two previously scheduled games had to be rescheduled after a number of players on both teams were sidelined due to NBA health and safety protocols … in the series opener, Chicago pulled away late in the fourth quarter to post a 111-108 victory … DeMar DeRozan notched team-best 26 points for the Bulls, including scoring 11 in the final stanza, while Zach LaVine added 22 points … Toronto’s Fred VanVleet scored 15 points and set a career high with 17 assists … Precious Achiuwa also had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, while rookie Scottie Barnes scored 13 points.
Breakdown Overall Home Road Neutral
All-Time Record 53-45 (.541) 28-21 (.571) 25-24 (.510) 0-0 (.000)
2021-22 SERIES (2-1)

CHI STAT TOR
112.0 PPG 108.8
111.2 OPP PPG 107.3
.481 FG% .443
.469 OPP FG% .462
.372 3FG% .351
.365 OPP 3FG% .352
.816 FT% .752
42.8 RPG 45.4
43.2 OPP RPG 44.2
24.1 APG 21.8
7.2 SPG 8.9
12.9 TO 12.6
13.2 OPP TO 15.9
4.3 BLK 4.6
BULLS/RAPTORS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 1 Loss
HOME STREAK – 3 Wins
ROAD STREAK – 1 Loss
BULLS VS. RAPTORS THIS SEASON
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI
BULLS NEXT OPPONENT – MILWAUKEE BUCKS (44-27)
BULLS/BUCKS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 2 Losses
HOME STREAK – 1 Loss
ROAD STREAK – 6 Losses
SERIES SUMMARY

The Bulls fell to the Bucks 112-118 at the United Center in the second of four games between the two teams to give Milwaukee
their third straight win … Zach LaVine led the team in scoring for the 22nd time this season with a team-high 30 points on 13-
26 from the floor … LaVine also recorded eight rebounds and six assists … DeMar DeRozan finished right behind him with 29
points… Nikola Vučević had 19 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Javonte Green had nine points off the bench …
The Bucks were agin led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had a game-high 34 points, going 12-22 from the floor and 10-19
from the free-throw line … Milwaukee shot 33 free-throws, going 22-33 (.667) from the stripe, which is the most by a Bulls
opponent this season. The first matchup of the four-game season-series between Chicago and Milwaukee saw the Bucks
come away with a 94-90 victory at the Fiserv Forum … it was Chicago’s sixth straight loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee … the
Bucks were led by NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored a team-high 30 points while also recording 12
rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks … Antetokounmpo was one of three Milwaukee starters with double-digit
rebounding figures …Khris Middleton had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards, while Bobby Portis had 12 points
and a team-best 13 rebounds … Jrue Holiday came off the bench and had 13 points and four rebounds over 27 minutes… DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 35 points for
the Bulls … Nikola Vučević was the second-highest scorer for Chicago, finishing with 19 points while also pulling down a team-best 11 boards … Matt Thomas came off the
bench and matched a season-high with a trio of three-pointers, going 3-5 from deep and finishing with 11 points in 19 minutes played … The Bulls, however, struggled on the
offensive end overall, finishing the game at a 31-85 (.365) clip and 7-38 (.184) from three, both of which are season-lows.


CHI STAT TOR
112.0 PPG 108.8
111.2 OPP PPG 107.3
.481 FG% .443
.469 OPP FG% .462
.372 3FG% .351
.365 OPP 3FG% .352
.816 FT% .752
42.8 RPG 45.4
43.2 OPP RPG 44.2
24.1 APG 21.8
7.2 SPG 8.9
12.9 TO 12.6
13.2 OPP TO 15.9
4.3 BLK 4.6
BULLS/RAPTORS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 1 Loss
HOME STREAK – 3 Wins
ROAD STREAK – 1 Loss
BULLS VS. RAPTORS THIS SEASON
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI —

TEAM NOTE-A-BULLS
At 41-29 (.586), Chicago sits 5th in the East, 2.0 games behind Boston (44-28 .611) for 4th, and Philadelphia (43-27 .614) for 3rd in the conference.
The Bulls and Brooklyn have both shot .900+ from the free-throw line 14 times, ranking 2nd behind Phoenix with 16.
The Bulls have hit 20+ free-throws while shooting .850+ from the stripe 13 times, ranking 3rd behind Philadelphia (15) and Atlanta (14).
The Bulls, Brooklyn and Denver are the only teams to shoot .600+ from the floor twice this season. Five others have done it once.
The Bulls have also shot .500+ from the field 26 times, ranking 3rd behind Phoenix (32) and Denver (28). The Bulls are 22-4 (.846) in those contests.
The Bulls have also shot .500+ from the field and .450+ from the 3-point arc 14 times, as well as .400+ from deep 20 times. Both rank No. 1 in the NBA.
The Bulls are 32-8 (.800) when outshooting an opponent; 22-5 (.815) when they hit more 3s; 18-5 (.783) when they hand out more assists; and 40-18 (.690)
when two or more players score 20+ points.
The Bulls have dished 30+ assists 17 times, ranking 6th in the league.
The Bulls have scored 130+ points 8 times this season, the 3rd-most in franchise history. The 1969-70 team had 11 games while the inaugural squad from
1966-67 recorded 10 games of 130+ points.
The Bulls have posted 70+ points by halftime four times, and in the second half three times this season. Last year, they were able to accomplish this just
twice in the opening half and once in the second over a total of 72 games played.
PLAYER NOTE-A-BULLS
ZACH LaVINE hit his 1,000th career (and 700th as a Bull) 3-pointer at Sacramento (3/14). He currently ranks 3rd in franchise history with 706.
DeMAR DeROZAN knocked down his 7,000th career shot vs. Cleveland (3/12).
NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ notched his 40th double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Utah (3/16). He currently ranks 5th in the league.
With his fifth (and final) assist at Atlanta (3/3), VUČEVIĆ recorded the 2,000th helper of his career. He currently has dished a total of 2,008, ranking 16th all-time and 1st among active NBA pivotmen.
LaVINE (1,114) passed DAVE CORZINE (1,112) for 20th on the Bulls All-Time assists list with four helpers at Miami (2/28).
DeROZAN recorded a 10th straight 30+ point game with 31 vs. Memphis (2/26), establishing a new personal best and tying franchise icon MICHAEL
JORDAN for the second-longest mark in Bulls’ history. Jordan also holds the team record with 11 straight 30+ point games set during the 1986-87 season.
DeROZAN has attempted double-digit free throws 20 times, and connected in double-digits 14 times, placing him 5th and 4th in the league, respectively.
DeROZAN is the only Bulls player to score 40+ points in a game, something he’s done three times this season. In total, a player has scored 40+ 93 times
this year, but only four games have happened without the player making a 3-point shot – three by DeRozan: 40 points vs. San Antonio (2/14), 45 points vs.
Philadelphia (2/6) and 41 points at Orlando (1/23).
LaVINE (6,218) moved in front of JIMMY BUTLER (6,208) for 14th on the Bulls’ All-Time scoring list after posting 28 points vs. Memphis (2/26).
LaVINE also surpassed 9,000 career points after notching 20 vs. Atlanta (2/24).
WHITE knocked down his 400th career trey in his 178th game vs. Milwaukee (3/4), and later tied ANDRÉS NOCIONI’s tally of 403 at Philadelphia (3/7)
after connecting three more times from deep. He’s currently 9th on the Bulls’ all-time 3-point list with a total of 413.
AYO DOSUNMU has shot .500+ from the floor and .400+ from deep in the same game 23 times, ranking 2nd among all rookies behind Orlando’s FRANZ
WAGNER’s 24.
DeROZAN ranks 2nd behind Denver’s NIKOLA JOKIĆ (57) in 20+-point games this season with 56, while LaVINE is tied for 8th along with LA’s LeBRON
JAMES and Philadelphia’s JOEL EMBIID with 48. The Chicago duo are also two of only 10 players in the league (and the only teammates) to score 20+-
points at least 48 times this season, and in the same game an NBA-best 37 times. They have also scored at least 25 points apiece in the same game an
NBA-best 22 times, which is also the most in Bulls’ history. Lastly, DeROZAN (24x) and LaVINE (15x) are also the only teammates to score 30+-points at
least a 15 times this season.
When it comes to scoring down the stretch, Chicago’s 1-2 punch are two of the best in the business. DeROZAN ranks 1st in 4th-quarter scoring with 535
points while LaVINE is 13th with 316 points.
REMAINING 2021-22 NBA KEY DATES
Mar. 1 Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
Apr. 12-15 NBA Play-In Tournament
Apr. 11 Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2022 (3 p.m. ET)
Apr. 16 NBA Playoffs 2022 begin
May 2-3 Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to
April 30 / May 1)
May 17 NBA Draft Lottery 2022 presented by State Farm
May 17-18 Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May
15-16)
June 2 NBA Finals 2022 begin
DEEBO & FLIGHT 8 = ALL-NBA: The pairing of DeMAR DeROZAN and ZACH LaVINE has seamlessly formed into one of the most dynamic offensive duos in the
league, with each making strong cases for All-NBA recognition. DeRozan, who was named a starter for the third time for the NBA All-Star Game in February (his 5th
ASG overall), was a 2018 All-NBA Second Team player and a 2017 All-NBA Third Team member. LaVine, who was named to his second consecutive All-Star team
this season, has continued to develop his overall game, proving night in and night out to be one of the league’s most efficient and versatile scorers, as well as a pretty
formidable defender. Below are some of the hightlights each player has delivered in bringing the Chicago Bulls back to prominence this season.
DeRozan
LaVine
WHAT ROOKIE WALL? One of the other keys to success for the Bulls in 2021-22 has been the development of rookie guard AYO DOSUNMU, whose recent play
has put him in contention for the NBA All-Rookie Team. In 31 games as a starter, Dosunmu has averaged 36.1 mpg, 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists with only
1.9 turnovers while shooting .530 from the field, .375 from three and .788 from the free throw line.
o Has shot .500 or better from the field and .400 or better from deep in the same game an 23 times, 2nd best among all rookies.
o Ranks 2nd among all rookies with seven 40+ minute games.
o Currently has .590 effective field goal percentage (eFG%), which is the highest in the league among all rookies (min: 50 games).
o As his role expanded, his performance on the court improved, too. Dosunmu’s minutes, points, and assists per game have all increased throughout every
month of the season:
Month GS MPG PPG APG
October/November 0 15.7 5.8 0.8
December 2 25.6 7.5 2.1
January 9 32.2 10.0 4.1
February 12 36.6 10.8 6.5
March 8 33.2 10.6 4.3
DIALING LONG DISTANCE: Both ZACH LaVINE and COBY WHITE are quickly rising to the top of the Bulls’ All-Time 3-point list. In the fourth game of the season
(and his 209th as a Bull), LaVine knocked down three treys at Toronto (10/25/21) to pass franchise icon MICHAEL JORDAN (555) for the No. 4 spot in franchise
history. He later moved ahead of another Bulls’ Hall of Famer, SCOTTIE PIPPEN (664), for No. 3 after hitting three more long shots vs. Portland (1/30/22).
As for White, he jumped ahead of LUOL DENG for 10th after going 6-for-11 from downtown vs. Sacramento (2/16). The third-year guard, who missed the first 14
games of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, started the year with 296 3-balls, good for 18th on the all-time list.
HOT SAUCIN’: Although the Bulls haven’t taken a lot of 3s this season, when they do their aim has been true, as they’ve consistently ranked near
the top of the NBA in three-point shooting
percentage. The table on the right lists the Bulls’
leading long-distance shooters this season. It
shows the number of games each has played, the
number of 3s they’ve made and the number of
games in which they’ve hit multiple 3s.
o Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February, and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times this season.
o Has scored in double figures in every appearance (66) and ranks 2nd in the NBA with 56 20+ point games this season.
o One of only seven in the league to average 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game.
o He’s the only player to average over 25.0 ppg while making less than 1.0 3-pointer per game.
o His 535 4th quarter points leads the NBA, while his 129 clutch points ranks 2nd. He’s also shooting .514 from the field, .667 from 3 and .879 from the free
throw line in the clutch … his two made 3-pointers in clutch time were buzzer-beaters to win games on consecutive days (12/31 at IND and 1/1 at WAS).
o DeRozan is converting an NBA-best 4.7 shots from mid-range on 9.7 attempts per game, both of which are the highest averages in the NBA. No other player in
the league is currently averaging more than 4.0 made field goals or more than 7.2 attempts from that area.
o DeRozan’s rankings: Per StatHead
o PPG: 27.8, 6th overall
o FGM/game: 10.1, 4th overall
o FTM/game: 6.9, 4th overall
o Has posted 48 20+ point games, tying him for 8th in the NBA. He’s also recorded 15 30+ point games.
o Has 8 games with 10+ field goals and 5+ treys while also shooting at least .500 from the floor, tying him for 5th in the NBA.
o His 89 clutch points ranks 10th in the league.
o Scored in double figures in 140 consecutive games prior to exiting early with a knee injury (1/22). That was also the second-longest streak in the league over
that stretch. In 19 appearances upon returning to the floor, he’s continued to post double-figure scoring nights, running his personal streak to 159 out of his last
160 games.
o Holds the highest field goal percentage in the league in catch-and-shoot situations at .473 (min: 50 GP, 30 MIN/G).
o LaVine’s rankings: Per StatHead
o PPG: 24.5, 14th overall
o FGM/game: 8.6, 13th overall
o FTM/game: 4.5, T-13th overall
o 3PM/game: 2.8, T-11th overa

RAPTORS-SUNS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #66 – TORONTO RAPTORS (35-30) at PHOENIX SUNS (53-13)
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022 – 9 P.M. (ET) – FOOTPRINT CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN


• The Toronto Raptors (35-30) continue a six-game road trip (March 6-16) Friday night against the Phoenix Suns (53-13) at Footprint Center. The Raptors are 3-5 since the All-Star break. Toronto will play six straight games (Mar. 9-18) versus Western Conference opponents. The Raptors are 12-11 against the West this year, after going 10-20 last season.
• The Raptors snapped a three-game winless streak (Mar. 3-6) Wednesday night with a 119-104 victory in San Antonio. Toronto shot .482 (41-85) from the field and .929 (26-28) from the free-throw line, after going .407 (110-270) from the field and .684 (54-79) from the free-throw line in its previous three games. The Raptors are a perfect 6-0 this season when they shoot 90 percent or better from the foul-line.
• All-Star Fred VanVleet returned to the lineup Wednesday night in San Antonio after missing five straight games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 6) with right knee soreness. VanVleet finished with a team-high 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes. He has now recorded 20+ points a career-best 30 times in 53 games played this season, something he did in 27-of-52 contests last year. VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists this season.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.5 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists, in 52 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, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray and Julius Randle. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
Scottie Barnes scored 20 points and added eight rebounds in 34 minutes Mar. 9 at San Antonio. Barnes is now tied for second with Vince Carter (1998-99) and Marcus Camby (1996-97) having tallied 20+ points and 5+ rebounds in 14 games as a rookie this season. Damon Stoudamire (16) holds the franchise record.
• Toronto outrebounded the Spurs 47-36, including 13-7 on the offensive glass, Wednesday night. The Raptors (13.2) currently rank second in the NBA in offensive rebounds. Toronto is +17 (69-52) on the offensive glass through five games in March and has collected a league-best 69 offensive boards this month.
Pascal Siakam tallied 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes Mar. 9 at San Antonio. Siakam has scored 20+ points in four consecutive games (Mar. 3-9), averaging 26.5 points and shooting .528 (38-72) from the field during this stretch. Siakam has recorded 20+ points in 33-of-52 games played this season, something he did 33 times in 56 contests last year.
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.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.4 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.0
• Recorded 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes Mar. 9 at San Antonio.
• Ranks among the top-five rookies in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes.
• Has scored 20+ points 14 times – most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter (23) during the 1998-99 season.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.0 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.5
• Finished with 20 points in 37 minutes Wednesday in San Antonio; added eight rebounds and three assists.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 20 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 24.8 points and shooting .495 (45-91) from the field through five games in March.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.2 REB: 4.4 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.7 TO: 0.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Contributed four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes Mar. 9 at San Antonio.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 18.2 minutes in 16 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.6 AST: 2.1 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.9
• Tallied 17 points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 35 minutes Wednesday night in San Antonio.
• Ranks second in the NBA in deflections (204) and tied for second (1.86) in steals.
• Has recorded a team-best 104 steals this year after collecting 105 steals in his first three seasons combined.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.5 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.5
• Scored a team-high 26 points in 34 minutes Mar. 9 at San Antonio; added six rebounds, two assists & two steals.
• Ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goals (211) and deflections (203), despite missing 12 games.
• The Raptors are 12-4 this season when VanVleet scores 25+ points.

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
Justin Champagnie (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Malachi Flynn (Left Hamstring; Strain) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
UPDATED: Mar. 11, 2022
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Denver Nuggets
Date: Saturday, March 12
Tip-Off: 9 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Ball Arena
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. DENVER
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-1 0-1 0-0
ALL-TIME 20-31 13-13 7-18
STREAKS Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 4
LAST WIN: Mar. 24, 2021 (135-111)
LAST ROAD WIN: Nov. 18, 2016 (113-111 OT)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +27 (Mar. 23, 2007)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -39 (Dec. 2, 2008)
LAST TIME VS. DENVER
GAME 55 – FEBRUARY 12, 2022
DENVER 110, TORONTO 109

TORONTO — Rookie guard Bones Hyland made a tiebreaking 3-pointer
with 2:16 to play, Nikola Jokic added a pivotal late block, and the Denver
Nuggets beat Toronto 110-109, ending the Raptors’ winning streak at
eight … Jokic had 28 points and 15 rebounds, Jeff Green scored 19 points
and Aaron Gordon had 13 as the Nuggets won for the third time in four
games … Hyland scored 11 points and Will Barton had 10 … Pascal
Siakam scored a season-high 35 points and had 10 rebounds, but the
Raptors lost for the first time since Jan. 26 at Chicago … Fred VanVleet
scored 25 points, Scottie Barnes had 17 and Gary Trent Jr. 11 … Barnes
scored to knot it at 103-all with 2:33 left, but the Nuggets scored seven of
the next 10 points, leading 110-106 after Barton’s basket with 28 seconds
left … VanVleet cut it to 110-109 with a 3 with 22 seconds remaining …
After a Denver timeout, Jokic was fouled but missed both free throws,
giving Toronto possession with 12.2 seconds to play … VanVleet missed a
3, and Jokic preserved the win with a huge block on OG Anunoby’s followup shot attempt … Jokic scored 18 points in the first quarter as Denver led
31-25 … Siakam replied with 13 in the second and the Raptors led 57-56
at halftime … Toronto took an 86-83 lead to the fourth … Denver outrebounded Toronto 50-35 as the Nuggets improved to 21-8 when they have
more rebounds than their opponent.
1 2 3 4 TOT
DENVER 31 25 27 27 110
TORONTO 25 32 29 23 109

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 35-30 23-19 12-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 18-15 12-10 6-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0

RAPTORS-SPURS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #65 – TORONTO RAPTORS (34-30) at SAN ANTONIO SPURS (25-40)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022 – 8:30 P.M. (ET) – AT&T CENTER
TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

TOR@SAS

San Antonio Spurs

Bates-Diop, Keita Out Injury/Illness – Low Back; Soreness
Cacok, Devontae Out Injury/Illness – Left Heel; Contusion
Langford, Romeo Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; Strain
Stewart, DJ Out G League – Two-Way
Vassell, Devin Available Injury/Illness – ” “; Pharyngitis
Walker IV, Lonnie Available Injury/Illness – Stomach; Illness
Wieskamp, Joe Available G League – On Assignment
Woodard II, Robert Out G League – Two-Way


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 Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness.

The Toronto Raptors (34-30) continue a six-game road trip (March 6-16) Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs (25-40) at AT&T Center. The Raptors are 2-5 since the All-Star break. Rookie Scottie Barnes is averaging 18.6 and a team-high 8.9 rebounds over the last seven games. The Raptors have
won two in a row vs. San Antonio – Toronto has never won three straight against the Spurs. Fred VanVleet scored 33 points in the Raptors’ 129-104 victory over the Spurs in early January.
• All-Star Fred VanVleet has missed five straight games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 6) with right knee soreness. The Raptors are 5-7 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 3-pointers made (208) – behind only Stephen Curry (270) and Buddy Hield (217) – despite missing 12 games.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.5 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists, in 51 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, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray and Julius Randle. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
• The Raptors have lost a season high-tying three straight games (Mar. 3-6). Toronto is averaging 99.7 points and shooting .407 (110-270) from the field, including .287 (25-87) from beyond the arc, over the past three. Opponents are averaging 105.0 points, shooting .428 (113-264) from the floor and 30 percent (33-110) from three-point distance, during this stretch.
• Scottie Barnes posted his fourth double-double in the last five games (Feb. 28 – Mar. 6) with 19 points and 12 rebounds Sunday at Cleveland. Barnes is averaging 19.2 points and 10.6 rebounds during this span. Barnes now has nine double-doubles this season – fifth most by a Raptors rookie behind Damon
Stoudamire (37), Chris Bosh (13), Ed Davis (13) and Charlie Villanueva (12).
• Toronto tied a season-low with just seven turnovers Sunday against the Cavaliers. The Raptors had committed double-digit turnovers in their previous seven games (Feb. 16 – Mar. 4). Toronto (12.7) and San Antonio (12.7) are currently tied for fourth in the NBA in turnovers per game.
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.
• The Raptors acquired Thaddeus Young, along with Drew Eubanks and a 2022 second round draft pick, from San Antonio at the NBA trade deadline in exchange for Goran Dragic and a protected 2022 first round draft pick. Young appeared in 26 games with the Spurs this season. Since joining Toronto, he has scored in double figures in four-of-eight games off the bench, averaging 6.6 points and 18.0 minutes.

F – CHRIS BOUCHER #25

MIN: 20.5 REB: 5.9 AST: 0.3 STL: 0.6 TO: 0.6 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 9.0
• Contributed 21 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes Mar. 6 at Cleveland – first start since Jan. 25 at CHA.
• Averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 28.8 minutes in nine starts this season.
• Leads the Raptors with 60 blocks and ranks second in offensive rebounds (128) – behind Scottie Barnes (146).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.0 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.5
• Scored a game-high 24 points Mar. 6 at Cleveland; added four rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes.
• Leads the Raptors with a single season career-high 20 double-doubles.
• Has scored 24+ points in three straight games (Mar. 3-6), averaging 28.7 points during this stretch.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.2 REB: 4.4 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.7 TO: 0.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Tallied five points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes Mar. 6 at Cleveland.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 18.2 minutes in 15 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.6 AST: 2.1 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.9
• Finished with 19 points, three rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of action Mar. 6 at Cleveland.
• Tied for second in the NBA in total deflections (200) and ranks third in steals per game (1.85).
• Has scored 20+ points in 21-of-55 games this season, something he did 15 times in 58 contests last year.
G – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.4 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 14.9
• Recorded his ninth double-double with 19 points, 12 assists and six assists in 42 minutes Mar. 6 at Cleveland.
• Ranks among the top-five rookies in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes.
• Has scored 20+ points 13 times – most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter (23) during the 1998-99 season.

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 34-30 23-19 11-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 17-15 12-10 5-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0



INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Out
Justin Champagnie (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Malachi Flynn (Left Hamstring; Strain) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Fred VanVleet (Right Knee; Soreness) – Questionable
UPDATED: Mar. 9, 2022
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, March 11
Tip-Off: 9 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Footprint Center
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. PHOENIX
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-1 0-1 0-0
ALL-TIME 18-32 9-16 9-16
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 2 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Mar. 3, 2020 (123-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: Mar. 3, 2020 (123-114)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +27 (Mar. 6, 2013)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -20 (Feb. 27, 2009)
LAST TIME VS. PHOENIX
GAME 38 – JANUARY 11, 2022
PHOENIX 99, TORONTO 95
TORONTO — Devin Booker scored 16 points, including the go-ahead
basket with 1:02 remaining, and Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists
as the Phoenix Suns beat Toronto 99-95 to snap the Raptors’ longest
winning streak of the season at six games … Jae Crowder matched his
season high with 19 points, Deandre Ayton had 16 as the Suns improved
to 31-9, matching the franchise’s best record through 40 games … Phoenix won despite allowing Toronto 15 more field goal attempts, and letting
the Raptors grab a season-high 22 offensive rebounds … OG Anunoby
scored 25 points, Pascal Siakam had 22 and Fred VanVleet added 21 for
the Raptors, who lost for the first time since Dec. 28 against Philadelphia … Chris Boucher had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Raptors, who
played without injured starters Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr … Crowder and Bridges each hit a 3-pointer before Ayton capped an 8-0 spurt as

Phoenix opened an 89-83 lead with 4:13 to go, its biggest of the game …
Siakam stopped the run with a basket and Anunoby added a 3 to make it
89-88 with 2:36 to play … Booker fouled Anunoby as they scrambled after
a loose ball with 1:41 left, and the Toronto forward made both to put the
Raptors up 90-89 … After three missed 3-pointers by the Suns, Booker hit
a go-ahead jumper with 62 seconds left and, after Siakam missed, Paul’s
pull-up jumper made it 93-90 with 32 seconds remaining.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHOENIX 23 23 23 30 99
TORONTO 31 17 23 24 95
GAME 64 – MARCH 6, 2022
CLEVELAND 104, TORONTO 96
CLEVELAND — Evan Mobley had 20 points and 17 rebounds, Lauri
Markkanen scored 22, and the Cavaliers beat the Raptors 104-96 … AllStar center Jarrett Allen reportedly suffered a fractured finger during the
first quarter … Allen had six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes …
Darius Garland had 17 points and 10 assists, Cedi Osman added 17
points and Kevin Love 15 as Cleveland improved to 3-0 against Toronto
… Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Chris Boucher 21 for the Raptors,
who opened a six-game road trip without All-Star guard Fred VanVleet
(knee soreness) or forward OG Anunoby (fractured finger) … Down 18 in
the fourth, the Raptors closed within 100-95, but Garland made two free
throws and Osman’s steal with 56 seconds left helped seal it for the Cavs
… Injuries to VanVleet and backup Malachi Flynn led to Toronto coach
Nick Nurse starting rookie Scottie Barnes at point guard … He finished
with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes … Cleveland led
by 13 at halftime and then overcame a brutal third quarter — 16 points, 1
of 10 on 3-pointers — by opening an 82-64 lead early in the fourth … Love
then hit a 3-pointer and reserve Dean Wade delivered a thunderous dunk
over Toronto’s Khem Birch … The Raptors finished 6 of 24 on 3-pointers.
… VanVleet has missed the past five games.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 29 17 16 34 96
CLEVELAND 30 29 14 31 104


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).


MAGIC 103, RAPTORS 97

TORONTO & ORLANDO POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0

TORONTO RAPTORS
POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: ORLANDO MAGIC 103, TORONTO RAPTORS 97

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,081

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Orlando10316-48Anthony/Suggs – 15Anthony – 12Suggs – 7
Toronto9734-29Siakam – 34Siakam – 14Flynn – 8
KEY RUN

After the Raptors cut a 14-point deficit down to seven points (95-88) with 2:47 left in the fourth quarter, the Magic went on an 8-2 run to build their lead back to 13 points (103-90) with just 1:21 remaining in the game, preserving the win.

KEY STAT

Orlando had seven players score in double-digits tonight, led by Cole Anthony (15) and Jalen Suggs (15) … The Magic have had six-or-more players score 10+ points in each of the last four games (Feb. 25 – Mar. 4) … Eleven of Orlando’s 16 wins have come when six or more players score in double figures.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 34-29 this season and 17-15 at home … Toronto will begin a six-game road trip (Mar. 6-16), Sunday in Cleveland.
  • Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 34 points and added 14 rebounds in 40 minutes … Siakam leads the Raptors with a career-best 20 double-doubles this year and tonight marks the second time this season where he has recorded 30+ points and 10+ rebounds … Siakam (14) ranks third in franchise history in 30-point double-doubles, behind only Chris Bosh (40) and Vince Carter (17).
  • Malachi Flynn recorded a season-high 20 points and matched a season best with eight assists in 39 minutes … Four of Flynn’s five starts this season have come after the All-star break and he is averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 assists over this stretch (Feb. 25 – Mar. 4).
  • Precious Achiuwa tallied 11 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench … Achiuwa has scored in double-digits in four of the last five games (Feb. 26 – Mar. 4), averaging 14.8 points and shooting .483 (28-58) during this stretch … Achiuwa has led the bench in scoring 13 times this season, including in six of the last seven games (Feb. 16 – Mar. 4).

MAGIC NOTES:

  • With the win, Orlando is now 16-48 this season, including 9-26 on the road … The Magic snap a nine-game winless streak against Toronto and are now 3-1 since the All-star break …  Orlando will play the second half of a back-to-back set tomorrow night in Memphis.
  • Franz Wagner finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes … Wagner reached 1,000 career points tonight, becoming the fifth rookie in franchise history – and first since Victor Oladipo (2013-2014) to reach the milestone … Wagner (64 games) is the second fastest rookie to reach the 1,000-point mark, behind only Shaquille O’Neal (43 games).
  • Cole Anthony tallied 15 points, a team-high 12 rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes … Anthony has recorded eight double-doubles in his career (all this season) … In four games since the All-star break, Anthony is averaging 12.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
  • Chuma Okeke recorded 10 points and a career high 11 rebounds in 30 minutes … Okeke has now tallied three career double-doubles (all this season).

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSMAGIC WINS
10/29/2021TorontoW 110-109 Overall:5440
03/04/2022TorontoL 103-97 at Toronto:3019
04/01/2022Orlando at Orlando:2421
    

PISTONS 108, RAPTORS 106

TORONTO & DETROIT POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0

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FINAL SCORE: DETROIT PISTONS 108, TORONTO RAPTORS 106

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,548

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Detroit10816-47Grant – 26Cunningham – 12Joseph – 6
Toronto10634-28Siakam – 28Boucher/Barnes – 10Trent Jr. – 4
KEY RUN

The Pistons began the third quarter on a 26-11 run to open an 18-point lead (86-68), their largest lead of the game, at the 4:09 mark … Detroit led for the entire second half … The Raptors cut the deficit to just one with 37 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but Detroit held Toronto scoreless over the final two possessions to preserve the win … The Pistons improve to a perfect 5-0 when the game is decided by two points or less.

KEY STAT

Detroit recorded 25 assists compared to just 12 for Toronto … The Pistons improve to 13-3 when dishing out more assists than their opponents.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 34-28 this season and 17-14 at home … Toronto will complete a three-game homestand (Mar. 1-4) Friday night against Orlando.
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 21 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3PT, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes … Barnes has now recorded three consecutive double-doubles (Feb. 28 – Mar. 3), marking the first time a Raptors rookie has done so since Charlie Villanueva (Feb. 27 – Mar. 4, 2006) … Barnes has totaled eight double-doubles this season, including five double-doubles where he has scored 20+ points, the most among rookies this year … In five games since the All-star break, Barnes is averaging 20.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and shooting .683 (43-63) from the field.
  • Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 28 points, and added five rebounds in 43 minutes … Siakam leads the Raptors having scored 25+ points 17 times this year, and Toronto is 11-6 in these games.
  • Precious Achiuwa tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench … Achiuwa has now tallied 15-or-more points in six times this season, something he did just twice in 61 games last year … Achiuwa has led the bench in scoring 12 times this season, including in five of the last six games (Feb. 16 – Mar. 3).

PISTONS NOTES:

  • With the win, Detroit is now 16-47, including 7-26 on the road … The Pistons have now won six consecutive games against the Raptors, including three straight on the road … Detroit finishes its three-game road trip (Feb. 27 – Mar. 3) at 2-1andwill return home to play Indiana tomorrow night.
  • Jerami Grant scored a team-high 26 points and added four assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes … Grant has now scored 20+ points in three consecutive games (Feb. 27 – Mar. 3), averaging 26.0 points and shooting .560 (28-50) from the field, including .450 (9-20) from beyond the arc, during this stretch.
  • Cade Cunningham finished with 22 points, a season high-tying 12 rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes … Cunningham has now totaled two games of 20/10/5 this year, becoming the first Pistons rookie since Grant Hill in 1994-95 to recorded that stat line in multiple games in the same season … Cunningham dished out his 250th career assist tonight, becoming the seventh rookie in franchise history to reach the milestone … Cunningham (49 games) is the second fastest Pistons rookie to reach 250 assists, trailing only Isiah Thomas (32 games).
  • Saddiq Bey recorded 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes … Bey has now scored 20+ points 27 times this season, something he did 12 times in 70 games last year.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSPISTONS WINS
11/13/2021TorontoL 127-121 Overall:3860
01/14/2022DetroitL 103-87 at Toronto:1928
03/03/2022TorontoL 108-106 at Detroit:1932