NORMAN POWELL EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

POWELL NAMED EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that Norman Powell has been selected as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Powell earns the honour for the first time in his career and becomes the 10th player in franchise history, joining Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Jalen Rose, Mike James, Lou Wiliams, Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard.

Powell helped lead Toronto to a 3-0 record this past week, scoring an Eastern Conference-best 31.3 points. He also posted 2.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting .561 from the field. Powell began the week with 26 points during Toronto’s 123-114 win Mar. 3 at Phoenix. He then scored a career-high 37 points Mar. 5 at Golden State and tied a career-high with six three-pointers Mar. 8 at Sacramento.    

Powell was selected 46th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft and is the second-longest serving player on the team behind only Kyle Lowry. He was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April 2016.

WOZ BLOG: We’re living in an excellent era for the Raptors — Toronto Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — What a fun era this We the North period has been. As I noted on Twitter: Read More

WOZ BLOG: We’re living in an excellent era for the Raptors — Toronto Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — What a fun era this We the North period has been. As I noted on Twitter:

Toronto Raptors past seven seasons: Seven playoff appearances, 1 title, 2 conference finals. Eight series wins.

Toronto Raptors first 18 seasons: Five playoff appearances, one series win (a best-of-five).

It’s amazing, when you think about just how brutal things were for so long, how everything has changed. Now the Raptors are one of the most respected, successful and profit-making franchises in the entire NBA.

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Powell’s career night leads Raptors and spoils Curry’s Warriors return — Toronto Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — There was no championship on the line and the game wasn’t held in Oakland, but there was still some deja vu for the Raptors on Thursday night. Read More

Powell’s career night leads Raptors and spoils Curry’s Warriors return — Toronto Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — There was no championship on the line and the game wasn’t held in Oakland, but there was still some deja vu for the Raptors on Thursday night.

Just like last June, Toronto bested Golden State, spoiling the return of superstar guard Stephen Curry following a 58-game absence.

The Warriors fought hard, but were outlasted by the visitors 121-113.

Toronto clinched its seventh straight playoff appearance after making the post-season only five times in its first 18 seasons.

Norman Powell led the way with a career-high 37 points, Kyle Lowry added 26 and Serge Ibaka returned from a three-game absence and had 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Warriors missed two clutch free throws late and couldn’t connect from three twice after grabbing offensive rebounds, allowing the Raptors to pick up the victory. Curry scored 23 and added seven assists and seven rebounds in an impressive, rust-free performance.

The buzz was back in the Bay — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joked pre-game about how many more media members had suddenly appeared, jumping on the bandwagon now that Curry was healthy. But the team was without Draymond Green and Kevon Looney, robbing the defence of any resistance, especially at the rim, while all-star guard Klay Thompson won’t play this season after tearing his ACL during the NBA Finals against Toronto. The Raptors weren’t whole either, though Ibaka played. Fred VanVleet and Marc Gasol were both not quite ready, but are close.

Curry looked as good as ever. He connected on a four-point play in the third quarter, buried three-pointers from all over the floor and made some clever passes against an opponent he always beats up on. Only Allen Iverson has averaged more points per game against the Raptors. His new sidekick Andrew Wiggins sparkled in the fourth quarter, finishing with 21 points and nine rebounds.

HORNETS 99, RAPTORS 96: Charlotte held Toronto to .347 (33-for-95) shooting from the field, including .269 (14-for-52) in the first half …The Raptors are 5-7 this season when they shoot below 40 per cent from the floor.

FINAL SCORE: CHARLOTTE HORNETS 99, TORONTO RAPTORS 96
DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2020 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS

Charlotte 99 21-38 Graham / Rozier – 18 Biyombo – 11 Rozier / Co. Martin – 6
Toronto 96 42-17 Siakam – 24 Three Players – 9 Lowry – 6
KEY RUN
Trailing 95-93 with 1:14 remaining, Charlotte ended the game on a 6-1 run … After the Hornets made three straight free throws, Norman Powell missed a three-pointer as time expired to tie the game.
KEY STAT
Charlotte held Toronto to .347 (33-for-95) shooting from the field, including .269 (14-for-52) in the first half …The Raptors are 5-7 this season when they shoot below 40 per cent from the floor.
RAPTORS NOTES:
• With the loss, Toronto falls to 42-17 this season and 23-9 at home … The Raptors have dropped two in a row (Jan. 25-28) for the first time since Dec. 23-25 … Toronto was 7-3 in the month of February … The Raptors begin a five-game (Mar. 1-9) west coast road trip Sunday at Denver.
• Toronto’s starting lineup combined for 87 points.
• The Raptors have now held their opponent below 100 points a league-high 18 times this season.
• Toronto outscored the Hornets 29-17 on the fast-break … The Raptors have scored more fast-break points than their opponent in each of their last 13 games.
• The Raptors committed a season-low five turnovers, compared to 18 for the Hornets.
• Pascal Siakam recorded 24 points and nine rebounds in 39 minutes … Siakam has scored 20+ points in six of the last seven games (Feb. 8-28), averaging 24.9 points during this span.
• Norman Powell returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous nine games (Feb. 2-25) with a fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand … Powell scored 22 points in 37 minutes of action.
• The Raptors had four players score double figures – Siakam (24), Powell (22), Kyle Lowry (21) and OG Anunoby (16) … Lowry scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.
HORNETS NOTES:

• With the win, Charlotte improves to 21-38 on the season and 11-21 on the road … The Hornets have won two in a row (Feb. 26-28) and five of their last seven (Feb. 10-28) … Charlotte returns home to begin a four-game homestand (Mar. 1-7) Sunday afternoon vs. Milwaukee.
• The Hornets out rebounded Toronto 58-45.
• Tonight marked Charlotte’s second road win of the season vs. a team currently with a winning record.
• Charlotte led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter.
• The Hornets had all five starters score in double digits – Terry Rozier (18), Devonte’ Graham (18), Miles Bridges (17), P.J. Washington Jr. (15) and Bismack Biyombo (13) … Charlotte’s starting lineup combined for 81 points. …Biyombo pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.

Powell set to make another return … Proximity of return and Bryant life celebration kept Powell from going to LA … Gasol improving but not ready yet — Toronto Sun

Don’t look now, but Norm Powell is on his way back one more time. The hard-luck shooting guard is coming off his second injury absence, this one courtesy of a broken bone in his left hand. The first injury was a left shoulder injury. Combined, the two injuries have cost him 17 games of his […]

Powell set to make another return … Proximity of return and Bryant life celebration kept Powell from going to LA … Gasol improving but not ready yet — Toronto Sun

Powell out with fractured fourth metacarpal of left hand

NORMAN POWELL INJURY UPDATE

During the fourth quarter of Toronto’s win at Detroit on Friday, Norman Powell sustained a fracture to the fourth metacarpal of his left hand. He will be listed as out indefinitely, and he will be reassessed as appropriate.

Powell is averaging career highs of 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 28.2 minutes in 38 games (17 starts) this season. He has scored 20 or more points 12 times, including a career-best 33 points Nov. 29 at Orlando, and has led the bench in scoring in 12 games. 

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Gulp! Raptors lose Siakam, Gasol and Powell indefinitely to injuries — Toronto Sun

DETROIT — We can now say for sure that Wednesday’s trip to Detroit was an abject disaster for the Raptors, despite the victory. “It’s too bad. A win with a heavy price, to be honest,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse had said afterward, and now we know just how heavy. The fact that Marc Gasol […]

Gulp! Raptors lose Siakam, Gasol and Powell indefinitely to injuries — Toronto Sun

WIZARDS AT RAPTORS NOTES: SIAKAM, GASOL, POWELL OUT INDEFINITELY FOR TORONT0

INJURY REPORTS AT 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY

Toronto Raptors Gasol, Marc Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain Johnson, Stanley Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Stress reaction Ponds, Shamorie Out G League – Two-Way Powell, Norman Out Injury/Illness – Left Shoulder; Subluxation Siakam, Pascal Out Injury/Illness – Groin; Stretch Thomas, Matt Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Middle; fracture – distal phalanx VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Contusion

Washington Wizards Bryant, Thomas Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Right foot stress reaction Hachimura, Rui Out Injury/Illness – Groin; Groin injury McRae, Jordan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ring Finger; Right ring finger surgery Miles, CJ Out Injury/Illness – Left Wrist; Left Wrist Surgery Robinson, Justin Out G League – On Assignment Wagner, Moritz Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprained left ankle Wall, John Out Injury/Illness – Left Achilles; Left Achilles rehab

RAPTORS NOTES

• The Toronto Raptors host the Washington Wizards on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors swept the season-series (4-0) with Washington in 2018-19 for the third time in the last five seasons. Since 2014-15, Toronto is 15-3 vs. the Wizards during the regular-season. The Raptors have won three in a row over Washington at home. Kyle Lowry averaged 17.3 points, 11.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in four games against the Wizards last season.

• The Raptors currently ranks second in the NBA averaging 10.0 steals in December (nine games), behind only Chicago (10.4). Norman Powell leads the team with 17 steals this month. Toronto has now finished with more steals than its opponent in each of the last 10 games (Nov. 29 – Dec. 18). It’s the longest streak in the NBA team this season and is the second-longest such stretch in Raptors history. Toronto had more steals than its opponent in 11 consecutive games in 2007–08.

Kyle Lowry recorded his first triple-double of the season, and 13th in a Raptors uniform, with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes Dec. 18 at Detroit. Lowry’s 13 triple-doubles are now one more than all other Raptors combined. The last player to record a triple-double for Toronto other than Lowry was Jose Calderon on Dec. 16, 2012 vs. Houston. The Raptors have won the last 10 regular-season games in which Lowry has tallied at least 20 points and 10 assists in the same game.

• Toronto outscored Detroit 15-10 on the fast-break Wednesday night and currently sit second in the NBA in fast-break points per game (19.3), trailing only Milwaukee (19.5). Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell are both among the NBA leaders in fast-break points this season. TOP-FIVE: Giannis Antetokounmpo (177), Lebron James (142), Siakam (123), Ben Simmons (107) and Powell (106).

Pascal Siakam recorded a team-high 26 points, five rebounds and tied a career high with four blocks Dec. 18 at Detroit. Siakam has now scored 20+ points in a career-long five straight games (Dec. 9-18). He is averaging 27.0 points, while shooting .500 (17-for-34) from three-point range during this stretch.

Serge Ibaka scored a season-high 25 points and led the Raptors with 13 rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench Wednesday night at Detroit. The last time Ibaka had 25+ points and 13+ rebounds in the same game was Nov. 14, 2013 at Golden State when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Patrick McCaw has played at least 20 minutes in three straight games for the first time since March 2018, when he had a streak of five consecutive games with 20 or more minutes with the Golden State Warriors.

• December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season with 16 games and includes three back-to-back sets. The Raptors’ 11 games at Scotiabank Arena tie the franchise record for most home games in a calendar month . Toronto also played 11 games at home in March 2016. For the first time the Raptors will play at home Christmas Day when they host the Boston Celtics.

Pascal Siakam is one of five players in the NBA averaging 24.0+ points, 8.0+ rebounds and 3.0+ assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic and Karl-Anthony Towns. No Raptor has ever averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists throughout an entire season.

POSSIBLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 29.9 REB: 5.7 AST: 1.7 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 11.3

• Finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Toronto is 13-2 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points (Last: 19 – Dec. 18 at Detroit). • Shooting .619 (13-for-21) from the field over the last two games (Dec. 16-18).

F – CHRIS BOUCHER #25

MIN: 11.4 REB: 3.9 AST: 0.5 STL: 0.3 TO: 0.3 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 5.1

• Tallied two points and one rebound in six minutes Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Has scored in double figures off the bench six times this season and posted three double-doubles. • Named NBA G League Most Valuable Player and NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year in 2018-19.

C – SERGE IBAKA #9

MIN: 22.4 REB: 7.4 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 13.1

• Contributed a season-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Has led the reserves in scoring a team-high 13 times, including each of the last three games (Dec. 14-18). • Averaged 16.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 29.5 minutes in 51 starts last season for Toronto.

G – PATRICK McCAW #22

MIN: 21.2 REB: 2.0 AST: 1.7 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.0 PTS: 3.0

• Totaled two points, three rebounds, and two assists in 27 minutes as a reserve Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Missed 17 games (Nov. 6 – Dec. 9) earlier this year following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. • Averaging 6.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 24.8 minutes in 31 career games as a starter.

G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 37.4 REB: 5.0 AST: 7.3 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.9 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.1

• Recorded a triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes Dec. 18 at Detroit. • Passed Antonio Davis (110) for third on the Raptors’ all-time double-doubles list against the Pistons. • Averaging 16.4 points and 8.0 assists in eight games (Dec. 3-18) since returning from a left thumb injury.

INJURY REPORT Marc Gasol (Left hamstring; strain) – Out Stanley Johnson (Left groin; stress reaction) – Out Norman Powell (Left shoulder; subluxation ) – Out Pascal Siakam (Groin; stretch) – Out Matt Thomas (Left middle finger; distal phalanx fracture) – Out Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) – Que

RAPTORS INJURY UPDATES

The Raptors provided the following injury updates on Thursday:

  • Marc Gasol sustained a strained left hamstring in the first quarter of play Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Detroit. He was reevaluated on Thursday and it was determined he will be out indefinitely.
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  • With 6:47 to play in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam sustained a stretched groin after an awkward landing. He was evaluated Thursday and will be listed as out indefinitely.
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  • Norman Powell left the same game with 3:17 to play in the fourth quarter after a collision with another player. After testing in Toronto on Thursday, it was determined he had sustained a subluxation of the left shoulder. He will also be out indefinitely.

All three players will be reevaluated over the coming weeks and their conditions updated as necessary.

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS

WIZARDS NOTES

ISAAC BONGA

• Tied a career high with six rebounds on 12/18 vs. CHI • Tied career highs in points, rebounds and steals on 12/16 at DET

• Has improved in every statistical category this season over his rookie campaign.

DAVIS BERTANS

• Became the fifth-fastest player in NBA history to 100 3-pointers (26 games) • Is the fastest Wizard to 100 3-pointers, breaking Gilbert Arenas’ previous record of 31 games

• Ranks second in the NBA with three games of seven or more makes from behind the arc.

IAN MAHINMI

• Has multiple blocked shots in three of his last five games • On 12/14 at MEM, made his first start since 10/30/18

BRADLEY BEAL • On 12/18 vs. CHI, recorded his 50th game of 20/5/5 in the last three seasons • Has 16 games with 20+ points and five-plus assists, the second-highest total in the Eastern Conference • One of four players this season with multiple 35-point, 10-assist games • No. 5 in the NBA with 27.6 ppg .

ISAIAH THOMAS

• Returned to the starting lineup on 12/16 at DET after missing four games with a calf injury; put up 23 points and knocked down five shots from deep • Hit the 3,000th field goal of his career on 12/16 at DET.


STARTERS AVERAGES VS. TORONTO RAPTORS

Bonga: N/A career / N/A (18-19)

Bertans: 8.4 pts, 2.2 reb, 1.0 ast (career) / 10.5 pts, 3.5 reb, 0.5 ast (18-19) Mahinmi: 4.7 pts, 4.0 reb, 0.6 ast (career) / 3.0 pts, 3.5 reb, 1.0 ast (18-19)

Beal: 23.4 pts, 4.7 reb, 4.9 ast (career) / 30.8 pts, 5.0 reb, 9.5 ast (18-19) Thomas: 20.1 pts, 2.3 reb, 5.3 ast (career) / N/A (18-19)

Siakam, Powell, Gasol out indefinitely

RAPTORS INJURY UPDATES

The Raptors provided the following injury updates on Thursday:

  • Marc Gasol sustained a strained left hamstring in the first quarter of play Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Detroit. He was reevaluated on Thursday and it was determined he will be out indefinitely.
  • With 6:47 to play in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam sustained a stretched groin after an awkward landing. He was evaluated Thursday and will be listed as out indefinitely.
  • Norman Powell left the same game with 3:17 to play in the fourth quarter after a collision with another player. After testing in Toronto on Thursday, it was determined he had sustained a subluxation of the left shoulder. He will also be out indefinitely.

All three players will be reevaluated over the coming weeks and their conditions updated as necessary.

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KNICKS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: “The Raptors have matched a franchise record with seven straight victories at home to open the season. Toronto also began the 2018-19 campaign with seven consecutive wins at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of just four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season, joining Boston (6-0), Miami (7 -0) and Philadelphia (7-0).”

GAME #17 – TORONTO RAPTORS (12-4) vs. NEW YORK KNICKS (4-13) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

RAPTORS NOTES • The Toronto Raptors complete their two-game homestand (Nov. 25-27) Wednesday night when they host the New York Knicks at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won 14 of their past 15 games against New York, including the past six meetings. Toronto has won seven in a row vs. the Knicks at home. In four games against the Knicks last season, Pascal Siakam averaged 20.8 points, while Fred VanVleet led the Raptors averaging 7.5 assists.

• The Raptors have matched a franchise record with seven straight victories at home to open the season. Toronto also began the 2018-19 campaign with seven consecutive wins at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of just four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season, joining Boston (6-0), Miami (7 -0) and Philadelphia (7-0).

• With Monday’s victory over Philadelphia, Toronto tied an NBA record with its 32nd consecutive victory at home vs. the Atlantic Division. The Raptors’ last loss at Scotiabank Arena against an Atlantic Division foe was Nov. 10, 2015 vs. New York. Since 1970-71 (the division format era), Golden State (Oct. 30, 2013 – Apr. 12, 2017) and Utah (Nov. 15, 1996 – Apr. 12, 1999) are the only other teams to win 32 straight games at home vs. divisional opponents.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson matched his season-high with 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to earn his second double-double of the season Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. Over his past eight games, Hollis-Jefferson has scored in double digits four times (Nov. 10-25), averaging 10.9 points during this stretch.

• Toronto will play 11 of 16 games at home in the month of December after playing eight of 13 on the road in November. December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season and includes three back-to-back sets. Ten of Toronto’s 16 games in December are against teams currently with a +.500. The Raptors are 2-4 this season vs. teams that have a winning record.

• Toronto held Philadelphia to .409 (36-for-88) shooting from the field on Monday night. It marked the seventh time this season the Raptors have held their opposition to a shooting percentage under 41 per cent from the floor. The Raptors currently lead the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.413) and rank seventh in opponent three-point field goal percentage (.337).

Fred VanVleet recorded 24 points and eight assists in 38 minutes of play Monday night against Philadelphia. VanVleet has now scored 20 or more points in five of the last six games, averaging 23.0 points during this stretch. He has also had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last 12 games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 25). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 98 assists compared to 30 turnovers.

Terence Davis ll has scored in double digits in three of the past four games (Nov. 18-25), averaging 13.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists during this stretch. Davis ranks sixth among rookies in field goal percentage (.493) and fourth in three-point field goal shooting percentage (.450).

• Toronto ranks first in the NBA with a .393 three-point shooting percentage and fourth in three-pointers made per game (14.1) – behind only Houston (15.2), New Orleans (15.0) and Dallas (14.5).

PROBABLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 29.5 REB: 5.1 AST: 1.5 STL: 0.9 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 11.8

• Totaled 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 35 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has scored 10 or more points eight times, including two 20-point performances. • Ranks fourth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.491); has made multiple threes in eight games.

F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.1 REB: 8.4 AST: 4.0 STL: 0.8 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 25.7

Finished with a team-high 25 points and seven rebounds in 40 minutes of play Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has recorded six games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season. • Tied for ninth in the NBA in scoring (25.7) and ranks sixth in minutes per game (37.1).

C – MARC GASOL #33

MIN: 28.8 REB: 6.8 AST: 3.5 STL: 0.44 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.0

• Matched his season-high with nine assists in 35 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia; added six rebounds. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.

G – NORMAN POWELL #24

MIN: 27.6 REB: 4.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 11.8

• Recorded 10 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Averaging 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 31.0 minutes in eight games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in five straight games (Nov. 16-25); averaging 17.6 points during this stretch.

G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.0 REB: 3.9 AST: 7.7 STL: 1.8 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 18.5

• Finished with 24 points, eight assists and two steals in 38 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has recorded at least five assists in 16 games this season (Oct. 22-Nov. 25) – the longest streak of his career. • Ranks eighth in the NBA in assists (7.7) and first in minutes per game (38.0).

INJURY REPORT

Dewan Hernandez (Right thumb; sprain) – Out

Serge Ibaka (Right ankle; sprain) – Doubtful

Stanley Johnson (Left groin; stress reaction) – Out

Kyle Lowry (Left thumb; distal phalanx fracture) – Out

Patrick McCaw (Left knee; surgery) – Out

Matt Thomas (Left middle finger; distal phalanx fracture) – Out

RECAP VS. NEW YORK OVERALL HOME ROAD

2018-19 4-0 2-0 2-0

ALL-TIME 52-41 30-16 22-25

STREAKS Won 6 Won 7 Won 3

LAST WIN: March 28, 2019 (117-92)

LAST HOME WIN: March 18, 2018 (128-92)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +36, March 18, 2019

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -46, April 15, 1996

LAST TIME VS. NEW YORK GAME 76 – MARCH 28, 2019 TORONTO 117, NEW YORK 92

NEW YORK – Pascal Siakam scored 31 points and the Toronto Raptors routed the New York Knicks for the second time in 11 nights, winning 117- 92 to sweep the season series … Toronto rested Kawhi Leonard, just as it did in its 128-92 victory at home on March 18 … The Raptors led by as many as 31 points, never trailed and were up by at least 15 for the entire second half … Danny Green added 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Raptors, who also were without OG Anunoby because of lingering concussion-like symptoms after he took a hit to the head in their victory over Chicago … Rookie Mitchell Robinson had season highs of 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their fifth straight and fell to 1-13 over the last month … The Knicks started 4 for 17 and fell behind 22-10, and the game never really got much closer … It was 30-18 after one, grew to 55-33 when Siakam made a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left in the half, and Toronto led 55-36 at the break after making 12 3-pointers while the Knicks went 1 for 13.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 30 25 32 30 117

NEW YORK 18 18 28 28 92

INJURY REPORTS AS OF 1:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY

New York Knicks:

Allen, Kadeem Out G League – Two-Way

Barrett, RJ Probable Injury/Illness – Illness.

Brazdeikis, Ignas Out G League – On Assignment

Bullock, Reggie Out Injury/Illness – Neck; cervical disc herniation

Knox II, Kevin Probable Injury/Illness – Left Quadricep; contused

Ntilikina, Frank Probable Injury/Illness – Left Quadricep; contused; sore groin

Payton, Elfrid Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; strained

Rabb, Ivan Out G League – Two-Way –

Toronto Raptors

Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Thumb; Sprain

Ibaka, Serge Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain –

Johnson, Stanley Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Stress reaction –

Lowry, Kyle Out Injury/Illness – Left Thumb; Fracture; distal phalanx –

McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery –

Thomas , Matt Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Middle; distal phalanx fracture –