1:31 AM ET Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was ejected late during Monday’s 101-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors, and he didn’t mince words at his displeasure over getting tossed. “I don’t think it makes sense to me. But next time I’ll do justice myself so the official can eject me for a reason,” Gobert […]Jazz’s Gobert vows ‘justice’ before next ejection — VOICE OF THE HWY
FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 137, MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 126 DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2020 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS Minnesota 126 16-36 Towns – 23 Towns – 10 Towns – 7
Toronto 137 40-14 Siakam – 34 Anunoby – 12 Lowry – 11
KEY RUN Leading 112-108 with 6:42 remaining in the fourth, Toronto went on a 20-5 run to push the lead to 19 with 3:07 left … The Raptors led by double digits the rest of the way.
KEY STAT Toronto shot .573 (51-for-89) from the field, including .643 (27-for-42) in the first half … The Raptors improved to a perfect 15-0 this season when they shoot +.500 from the floor.
RAPTORS NOTES: • With the win, Toronto improves to 40-14 this season and 21-7 at home … The Raptors have won five straight games vs. Minnesota and swept the season-series for the second straight year … Toronto’s last game before the All-Star break is Wednesday night at Brooklyn. • The Raptors won their franchise record 15th straight game (Jan. 15 – Feb. 10) – the second longest win streak in the NBA this season … Toronto has won six in a row at home during this stretch. • The Raptors have now won 16 consecutive games at home vs. Minnesota … The Timberwolves’ last victory at Toronto was Jan. 21, 2004. • Toronto’s 40-14 record after 54 games is the best in franchise history … The Raptors have reached 40 wins prior to the All-Star break for the third straight year. • The Raptors outscored Minnesota 60-38 in the paint and 35-10 on the fast-break. • Kyle Lowry recorded his 10th double-double of the season, finishing with 27 points and 11 assists in 40 minutes … Lowry has a double-double in each of his last three games played (Feb. 5-10). • OG Anunoby posted his fifth double-double of the season with a career-high 25 points and a career high-tying 12 rebounds in 36 minutes … Toronto is 4-0 this year when Anunoby scores 20 or more. • In his third start of the year, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a season-high 21 points in 34 minutes. • All five Toronto starters scored in double digits, combing for a franchise record 123 points. • The Raptors had five players score double figures – Pascal Siakam (34), Lowry (27), Anunoby (25), Hollis-Jefferson (21) and Fred VanVleet (16) … Toronto had four players score 20 or more points in the same game for just the ninth time in team history.
TIMBERWOLVES NOTES: • With the loss, Minnesota falls to 16-36 on the season and 9-17 on the road … The Timberwolves have dropped seven straight games on the road (Jan. 7 – Feb. 10) … Minnesota’s final game before the All-Star break is Wednesday night when they host Charlotte. • D’Angelo Russell finished with 22 points in 32 minutes in his debut with Minnesota. • The Timberwolves had five players score in double digits – Karl Anthony-Towns (23), Russell (22), Juancho Hernangomez (15), Malik Beasley (15) and Jarrett Culver (15) … Anthony-Towns pulled down 10 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double and 24th of the season.
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).
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).
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 –
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 –
GAME #15 – TORONTO RAPTORS (10-4) vs. ATLANTA HAWKS (4-11) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – STATE FARM ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
• The Toronto Raptors travel to Atlanta on Saturday to face the Hawks at State Farm Arena. Toronto has won seven in a row against the Hawks, including the past four meetings in Atlanta. The Raptors swept the season-series last year (3-0) for the second straight season and third time in franchise history. Pascal Siakam averaged 22.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in three games vs. Atlanta in 2018-19.
• The Raptors held Orlando to .385 (35-for-91) shooting from the field, including .281 (9-for-32) from 3-point range, on Wednesday night. It was the sixth time this season Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor; something they did just five times during the regular season last year. The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.406), seventh in opponent 3-point percentage (.330) and eighth in points allowed (105.4).
• Terence Davis II led the reserves in scoring for the second straight game with a career-high 19 points (710 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) Nov. 20 vs. Orlando. Davis added a career-best eight rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes against the Magic. Over the past six games (Nov. 10-20), Davis is averaging 11.7 points off the bench, and has scored in double figures four times. He currently ranks second among rookies in both 3 -point field goal percentage (.485) – behind only Matt Thomas (.565) – and +/- rating (+65).
• Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes Wednesday night against the Magic. VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last 10 games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 20). During this span, he’s totaled 81 assists compared to just 22 turnovers.
• The Raptors currently lead the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.401) and rank fifth in total 3-pointers made (201) – behind Houston (233), New Orleans (225), Milwaukee (212) and Portland (202). Toronto made a season-high 20 3-point field goals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte – it marked just the fourth time in franchise history the Raptors made 20 or more threes in a single game.
• Pascal Siakam has scored 30+ points in five of the first 14 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of his first two NBA seasons. Siakam recorded his sixth double-double on the year with 18 points, a team high-tying 11 rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Chris Boucher posted his second consecutive double-double, and third of his career, with 14 points and a season high-tying 11 rebounds Nov. 20 vs. Orlando. Boucher leads the Raptors with 26 offensive rebounds this season, including 13 offensive boards in the past two games.
• 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.
• The Raptors have opened the season with six straight victories at home – one win shy of the franchise record to start a year. Toronto 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 (5-0), Miami (6-0) and Philadelphia (5-0).
F – OG ANUNOBY #3
MIN: 29.4 REB: 5.4 AST: 1.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.1 PTS: 12.2
• Totaled nine points, four rebounds and one block in 23 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has scored 10 or more points seven times, including two 20-point performances.
• Ranks second in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.520); has made multiple 3s in seven games.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 36.7 REB: 8.8 AST: 4.1 STL: 0.8 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 25.1
• Finished with 18 points, a team high-tying 11 rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.
• Ranks 12th in the NBA in scoring (25.1) and fourth in minutes per game (36.7).
C – MARC GASOL #33
MIN: 28.2 REB: 6.9 AST: 3.1 STL: 0.4 TO: 1.6 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.4
• Contributed five points, six rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• 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: 27.1 REB: 4.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.4 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 11.4
• Recorded 15 points, one rebound and two assists in 38 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 30.9 minutes in six games as a starter.
• Has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games (Nov. 8-20); averaging 15.3 points during this stretch.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 37.6 REB: 4.0 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.9 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 17.6
• Finished with team highs of 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando.
• Has recorded at least five assists in all 14 games this season — the longest streak of his career.
• Tied for sixth in the NBA in assists (7.6) and ranks second in minutes per game (37.6).
Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – TBD
Stanley Johnson (Left groin stress reaction) – Out
Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out
Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) – Out
TONIGHT’S GAME DETAILS Opponent: Atlanta Hawks Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: State Farm Arena Television: TSN Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2018-19 3-0 1-0 2-0
ALL-TIME 44-45 23-21 21-24
STREAKS Won 7 Won 3 Won 4
LAST WIN: Feb. 7, 2019 (119-101)
LAST ROAD WIN: Feb. 7, 2019 (119-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +44, Dec. 3, 2016
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31, Dec. 2, 2009
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 56 – FEB. 7, 2019 TORONTO 119, ATLANTA 101
ATLANTA — Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points, Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 and the Raptors rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-101 … The Raptors were short-handed after trading four players in two deals … Toronto used only nine players and relied heavily on Siakam, who also had 13 rebounds, and VanVleet with All-Star Kawhi Leonard out due to a sore left knee … Trae Young and Taurean Price each had 19 points for the Hawks … Atlanta led 66-49 in the second quarter … After their big deficit, the Raptors used an 11-0 run to launch their comeback … Danny Green, who had 12 points, sank three free throws to cap the run … Toronto kept the momentum in the third quarter and led 88-85 entering the final period … The Raptors opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run to extend the lead in their third straight win … The Hawks scored 68 points in the first half and only 33 after halftime … Kyle Lowry had 13 points while making only 3 of 13 shots from the field … He had 13 assists …. Siakam scored 17 points in the second quarter.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 22 38 28 31 119
ATLANTA 33 35 17 16 101
NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: Sportsnet Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
2019-20 TORONTO RAPTORS ROSTER
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP.
3 OG Anunoby F 6-8 232 7/17/1997 Indiana / England 2
25 Chris Boucher F 6-10 200 1/11/1993 Oregon / Canada 2
12 Oshae Brissett* F 6-8 210 6/20/1998 Syracuse / Canada R
0 Terence Davis ll G 6-4 205 5/16/1997 Mississippi / USA R
33 Marc Gasol C 7-1 255 1/29/1985 Akasvayu Girona / Spain 11
20 Dewan Hernandez C 6-11 235 12/9/1996 Miami / USA R
4 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F 6-7 217 1/3/1995 Arizona / USA 4
9 Serge Ibaka F-C 6-10 235 9/18/1989 Ricoh Manresa (Spain) / Republic of Congo 10
5 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 245 5/29/1996 Arizona / USA 4
7 Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 3/25/1986 Villanova / USA 13
22 Patrick McCaw G 6-7 185 10/25/1995 UNLV / USA 3
13 Malcolm Miller G-F 6-7 210 3/6/1993 Holy Cross / USA 2
11 Shamorie Ponds* G 6-1 180 6/29/1998 St. John’s / USA R
24 Norman Powell G 6-4 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA 4
43 Pascal Siakam F 6-9 230 4/2/1994 New Mexico State / Cameroon 3
21 Matt Thomas G 6-4 190 8/4/1994 Iowa State / USA R
23 Fred VanVleet G 6-0 195 2/25/1994 Wichita State / USA 3
* Two-way player
HEAD COACH: Nick Nurse (Northern Iowa)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Adrian Griffin (Seton Hall), Sergio Scariolo (Italy), Nate Bjorkgren (Buena Vista), Patrick Mutombo (Metro State), Jim Sann (Colorado), Jon Goodwillie (Brock), Brittni Donaldson (Northern Iowa) ASSISTANT COACH/DIRECTOR OF SPORTS SCIENCE: Alex McKechnie (Leeds School of Physiotherapy) ATHLETIC TRAINER: Scott McCullough (Toronto)
NUMERICAL ROSTER: 0 Terence Davis ll 9 Serge Ibaka 20 Dewan Hernandez 24 Norman Powell 3 OG Anunoby 11 Shamorie Ponds 21 Matt Thomas 25 Chris Boucher 4 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 12 Oshae Brissett 22 Patrick McCaw 33 Marc Gaso 5 Stanley Johnson 13 Malcolm Miller 23 Fred VanVleet 43 Pascal Siakam 7 Kyle Lowry .
HAWKS POSSIBLE STARTERS (STATS NOT INCLUDING FRIDAY AT DETROIT.)
POS NO. PLAYER HT. WT. G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
F 12 DE’ANDRE HUNTER 6-7 225 14 14 11.1 4.5 1.5 0.8 0.2 30.0 .399 .364 .722
F 5 JABARI PARKER 6-8 245 14 9 17.0 6.1 1.6 1.4 0.6 27.7 .521 .291 .703
C 30 DAMIAN JONES 6-11 245 13 5 6.2 3.6 0.8 0.6 0.9 16.9 .660 .500 .643
G 22 CAM REDDISH 6-8 218 14 12 7.6 3.8 1.7 1.1 0.4 24.5 .298 .235 .786
G 11 TRAE YOUNG 6-1 180 13 13 26.8 3.8 8.6 1.7 0.1 33.7 .440 .361 .816
• Atlanta ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game and has swiped at least 10 steals in six games this season, tied for the second-most in the league.
• Trae Young is the only NBA player to rank in the Top five in apg (3rd), Top 10 in ppg (7th) and Top 10 in spg (t7th) … Young leads the Eastern Conference in assists per game (8.6) and also has seven games with at least two steals and six games totaling 30+ points or more … He has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games, the second-longest streak of his career (eight games from (3/13/19-3/29/19)
• Jabari Parker has recorded at least two steals in four consecutive games, the longest streak of his career … Parker has recorded seven total games with multiple thefts this season and is averaging 18.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.89 steals on .511 FG% in nine starting assignments … He ranks t24th in the NBA in FG% (.521) and t30th in steals per game (1.36) … The first-year Hawk is 4th in the NBA in slam dunks, throwing down 39 jams through 14 games.
• On 11/20 vs. Milwaukee, Vince Carter led all Hawks reserves with 13 points … He tied a season-high with three 3FGM, adding two assists and one rebound.
• Allen Crabbe has scored in double-figures in back-to-back games, posting 11 points on 11/17 at LAL and scoring 10 points on 11/20 vs. Milwaukee … Crabbe is shooting .462 FG% (6-13), .500 3FG% (4-8) and .833 FT% (5-6) over the last two games.
• De’Andre Hunter recorded the first double-double of his career and posted career-highs in both points (27) and rebounds (11) on 11/20 vs. Mil … Hunter has scored in double figures in six straight games, averaging 15.0 points and knocking down at least one 3-pointer in each contest … Hunter is shooting .483 (14-29) from long distance during the stretch.
• Cam Reddish scored a career-high 17 points on 11/20 vs. Mil, giving him three consecutive contests with at least 10 points for the first time in his career … The rookie from Duke added three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes of play … Reddish is tied for fifth in steals per game among qualifying first-year players.
INJURY REPORT Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) is questionable John Collins (league suspension) is out Kevin Huerter (left rotator cuff strain) is out Brandon Goodwin
CAM AND TRAE’S MCDOUBLE: Trae Young and Cam Reddish shot their way to the top of the field in the McDonald’s All-American Three-Point Shootout in consecutive years (2017-18). Young took home the 2017 title in Chicago with a score of 19 and Reddish was named the 2018 co-champion in Atlanta, along with Immanuel Quickley, with a score of 17.
HAWKS NAB THREE DRAFTEES: For the second consecutive year, Atlanta entered the season with three rookies selected within the first 34 picks of the NBA Draft. The Hawks chose Cam Reddish from Duke University with the 10th overall pick on June 20; On July 7, Atlanta acquired the draft rights to the University of Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, the fourth overall pick, and the draft rights to Bruno Fernando, selected 34th overall out of the University of Maryland. Hunter was originally selected by the Los Angeles Lakers, then traded to New Orleans on July 6. A day later, Atlanta acquired Hunter, along with Solomon Hill, a conditional 2023 second-round pick and the draft rights to Jordan Bone, from the Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Marcos Louzada Silva and a conditional 2020 first-round pick. The Hawks acquired Fernando’s rights from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Bone and two second-round draft picks.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA: During the offseason, Atlanta acquired two-time NBA Champion Damian Jones, two former No. 2 overall draft picks (2014’s Jabari Parker and 2010’s Evan Turner), six-year veteran Allen Crabbe and eight-year veteran Chandler Parsons. In 2018-19, Jones posted career-high averages in points (5.4), boards (3.1), assists (1.2), blocks (1.0) and minutes (17.1), earning 22 starting assignments in 24 appearances. Parker saw action in 64 games (17 starts) with Chicago and Washington last season, averaging 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 26.9 minutes (.493 FG%, .313 3FG%, .712 FT%). Parsons has played in 435 career regular season games (369 starts) in eight seasons with Houston, Dallas and Memphis, averaging 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.3 minutes. Last season with the Nets, Crabbe averaged 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.3 minutes over 43 games (20 starts). In nine seasons with Philadelphia, Indiana, Boston and Portland, Turner has averaged 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27.2 minutes (.435 FG%, .781 FT%).
TERRAPIN TIMES THREE: Bruno Fernando, Kevin Huerter and Alex Len all played collegiately at The University of Maryland. Fernando spent two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19) at Maryland, earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors following his first season and being named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team and First Team All-Big Ten after his sophomore campaign. Huerter started all 33 games as a freshman in College Park in 2016-17 and increased his scoring output to 14.8 points during an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention performance in his sophomore year. Len also spent two years (2011-12 and 2012-13) as a Terp, averaging 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in his sophomore season before becoming the No. 5 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
HIGH-SCORING ST. JOE’S BROS: DeAndre’ Bembry and Charlie Brown Jr. are no strangers to putting up big numbers in a Hawks uniform, having both played at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. The two swingmen are the only players in SJU history to lead the A-10 in scoring; Bembry posted 17.7 ppg in 2014-15 while Brown scored a conference-best 19.0 ppg in 2018-19. Bembry enjoyed a prolific career on Hawk Hill from 2013-16, winning A-10 Co-Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, being named to the A-10 AllConference First Team twice (2015 and 2016) and being named the A-10 Player of the Year in 2016. Brown started 30 of 31 games for the Hawks as a freshman and won the A-10 scoring as a redshirt sophomore last season.
THE CITY OF SOUTHERNLY LOVE Atlanta enters the 2019-20 season with multiple ties to the Philadelphia area: Head Coach Lloyd Pierce was a member of the Sixers’ coaching staff for five seasons prior to arriving in Atlanta; First-year Hawks guard/forward Evan Turner was selected No. 2 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by Philadelphia; Hawks guards DeAndre’ Bembry and Charlie Brown Jr. played their college ball at St. Joseph’s University; Rookie forward De’Andre Hunter is a Philly native; and first-year swingman Cam Reddish is a product of nearby Norristown, PA.
(2-6) SACRAMENTO KINGS, 120 VS. (5-2) TORONTO RAPTORS, 124
SCOTIABANK ARENA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
TORONTO RAPTORS QUOTES
NICK NURSE (HEAD COACH)
On the 28 assists this game … Yeah, I thought the offence was great … They kept taking what was there, and you’re right (team assists were) 28. I think it was real high early, so that’s a good sign. That was one of our better offensive nights. There was no real lulls, and the ball (was) sticking very much tonight.
On tonight’s game … They were hard to get rid of. I can’t count how many times we got up eight, nine, and then they hit a three … They hit 20 threes. That’s a lot. …. Little bit imbalanced last game and not getting the gaps closed down. Tonight we got the gaps closed down a little better and didn’t spring back out to the shooters, so the defence is a work in progress. We have to combine those two things a little better in a game.
What area of OG Anunoby’s game have you seen the most growth in? I just think he’s looking like more of a complete player now. There’s some shooting there that looks not hesitant at all, and it’s almost like when he’s open, you’re expecting him to make them, like all of them now, which is great. There’s good cutting, there’s a little bit of driving, there’s usually one a game where he gets in the lane and steals it, and he’s off the other way. He’s grown and doing a lot of things. He’s blocking shots here and there, getting his hand in off the drive here and there, so he’s had some good ones this year.
How would you access Pascal Siakam on fouls? He was good. He seemed a little bit not aggressive, kind of, in general, I thought, both offensively and defensively. Maybe it was a little bit of a foul situation on his mind maybe too much, but he did a good job tonight. He committed one foul. That’s going to get his average down.
PASCAL SIAKAM (23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists)
On having only one personal foul tonight … I mean, I have to be more ready. It’s something that I have to work on and I’ll eventually get better. I’m learning every single day, so it’s a good experience for me.
How important was the bench play tonight? We need that, we need everyone and just bringing the energy up a little bit. We didn’t win like we wanted to today, but we got the win and that’s all that matters.
On team’s defensive play tonight … I don’t know how many threes they had, like twenty something, that’s too much and we are definitely not happy about that. We can definitely do a better job on defence and just run them off the three-point line, especially the guys we know are shooting. So it’s part of it, learning, and obviously it’s better learning with a win, so we’ll go back and look at that and make sure we get better next game.
On your third quarter scoring … I try to be aggressive, just seeing what the defence is giving me. I always want to be in attack mode regardless, but I think just coming out of timeouts and making sure that the first five minutes we put some pressure on the other team and play fast, transition, try to do whatever we can just to make sure we come out with some energy.
FRED VANVLEET (12 points, five assists, two rebounds)
On tonight’s game … It’s good for us, it’s good practice. It’s a tough team and they are playing well and they gave us their all. We knew that we were going to have our hands full. Obviously we probably could have given ourselves more space and comfort in terms of scoring, but they made plays and we had to keep fighting and close them out.
On the amount of threes made by Sacramento tonight … I don’t know how many of those were contested, but not enough for us, so a lot of breakdowns, falling asleep and they did a good job of finding guys. They’ve got explosive guys, so you can’t give them too many looks, but we weathered it and we were able to come out with a win. We will take it.
KYLE LOWRY (24 points, six assists, two rebounds)
When a team hits that many threes, how much is it them getting hot or defensive miscues? Miscues, a lot of miscues, but they made shots. You give them credit – they made the shots when they had the opportunity. A lot of misreads and a lot of miscommunication, but we have to continue to get better and grow as a team. We take the win, and figure it out and get better.
On the play of OG Anunoby … I think he’s just getting repetitions. I think just getting repetitions again on the floor and I think he’s just going to continue to grow. I think right now he’s playing his role and doing what we are asking him to do, and he’s doing it at a high level right now.