HEAT 114, RAPTORS 109

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FINAL SCORE: MIAMI HEAT 114, TORONTO RAPTORS 109

DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Miami11451-28Strus – 23Adebayo/Herro – 9Lowry – 10
Toronto10945-33Siakam/VanVleet – 29Siakam – 8VanVleet – 7
KEY RUN

Tied at 93 with 5:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Heat went on a 14-4 run to push its lead to 107-97 with 2:22 left in the game … Miami led for the rest of the contest.

KEY STAT

Miami shot .474 (18-38) from beyond the arc, including 75 percent (6-8) in the final quarter … The Heat improve to 27-2 when shooting 40 percent from three-point range.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 45-33 this season and 21-17 at home … The Raptors continue a four-game homestand (Apr. 3-8) Tuesday vs. Philadelphia.
  • Fred VanVleet finished with 29 points, a team-high seven assists and three steals in 41 minutes … VanVleet connected on four three-point field goals tonight and has now set a single-season franchise record with 240 three-pointers this year.
  • Pascal Siakam recorded 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 43 minutes … Siakam has now scored 20+ points in 14 of the last 17 games (Mar. 3 – Apr. 3), averaging 26.0 points and shooting .525 (168-320) during this stretch … Siakam has tallied 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a single-season franchise record 25 games this year.
  • Scottie Barnes scored 19 points and added seven rebounds in 35 minutes … Barnes has tallied 15+ points in 39 games this season, ranking second All-time among Raptors rookies behind only Damon Stoudamire (52) during the 1995-96 season.

HEAT NOTES:

  • With the win, Miami improves to 51-28, including 24-16 on the road … The Heat have now won four consecutive games (Mar. 28 – April 3) for the first time since Feb. 17-28, 2021 … Miami will return home to play Charlotte Tuesday night.
  • Max Strus scored a team-high 23 points and went seven-for-nine from three-point range tonight … Strus has scored 20+ points 10 times in his career, including in eight games this season.
  • Victor Oladipo recorded a season-best 21 points, including a career high-tying six three-point field goals … Oladipo has appeared in seven games for Miami this season after undergoing surgery on his right quadriceps tendon in May 2021.
  • Kyle Lowry finished with 16 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in 34 minutes for his 16th double-double of the season … The Heat are 11-5 this season when Lowry records a double-double.
  • Bam Adebayo tallied 16 points and nine rebounds in 36 minutes … Adebayo went 6-for-12 from the field and has now shot 50 percent in a career-best 14 consecutive games (Mar. 7 – Apr. 3).
  • The Heat’s bench outscored Toronto’s 45-to-13 … Miami’s reserves have totaled 3,183 points this year, the third most in franchise history behind just the 2018-19 reserves (3,564) and 2017-18 bench (3,313).

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSHEAT WINS
01/17/2022MiamiL 104-99 Overall:3858
01/29/2022MiamiW 124-120 (3OT) at Toronto:2324
02/01/2022TorontoW 110-106 at Miami:1534
04/03/2022TorontoL 114-109    

RAPTORS 125, TIMBERWOLVES 102

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

TORONTO RAPTORS
POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 125, MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 102

DATE: WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Minnesota10243-34Edwards – 24Towns – 10McLaughlin – 5
Toronto12544-32Trent Jr. – 29Siakam – 10Siakam – 13
KEY RUN

Beginning at the 7:46 mark in the third quarter, the Raptors went on a 23-12 run to close out the frame … Toronto shot 60 percent (15-for-25) from the field during the quarter, and led by double-digits for the rest of the game.

KEY STAT

Toronto matched a season high with 18 three-point field goals tonight led by Gary Trent Jr. (6-for-8) and OG Anunoby (4-for-4) … The Raptors have made a season-high 18 three-pointers in six games this year and are 4-2 in these contests.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 44-32 this season and 21-16 at home … Toronto will travel to Orlando to play the Magic on Friday.
  • Pascal Siakam recorded 12 points, a career-high 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double … Siakam joins Kyle Lowry (16), Damon Stoudamire (3), Jose Calderon (2), and Marcus Camby (2) as the only players in franchise history to record multiple triple-doubles.
  • Gary Trent Jr. finished with a team-high 29 points (9-13 FG, 6-8 3PT, 5-5 FT) along with two rebounds in 27 minutes … Trent Jr. has scored 20-or-more points in three of his last six games played (Mar. 14-30), averaging 18.0 points during this stretch.
  • OG Anunoby scored 22 points and added five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes … Anunoby has finished with 20+ points in 19-of-46 games played this year, something he did just 13 times in 43 contests last season.
  • The Raptors tallied 32 assists tonight led by a career-high 13 from Siakam … Toronto is a perfect 5-0 this season when dishing out 30+ assists.
  • Fred VanVleet recorded a season high-tying five steals tonight … VanVleet has tallied five steals in six games in his career.

TIMBERWOLVES NOTES:

  • With the loss, Minnesota falls to 43-34 and 18-21 on the road … The Timberwolves will continue their four-game road trip (Mar. 27 – April 3) Friday night in Denver.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes for his team-leading 38th double-double of the season … Towns has recorded 10 double-doubles since the All-star break and the Timberwolves are 7-3 in these games.
  • Anthony Edwards scored 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes … Edwards has scored 20+ in 37-of-66 games this season, something he did 36 times in 72 contests last season as a rookie.
  • The Timberwolves forced 19 Raptors turnovers marking the 73rd consecutive game Minnesota’s opponents have had 10-or-more turnovers … The Timberwolves (73 games) hold the longest active streak in the NBA.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSTIMBERWOLVES WINS
02/16/2022MinnesotaW 103-91 Overall:3616
03/30/2022TorontoW 125-102 at Toronto:234
 at Minnesota:1312
    

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RAPTORS 115, CELTICS 112 (OT)

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

TORONTO RAPTORS
POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 115, BOSTON CELTICS 112 (OT)

DATE: MONDAY MARCH 28, 2022 ATTENDACE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Boston11247-29Smart – 28Theis / Smart – 10White – 8
Toronto11543-32Siakam – 40Siakam – 13Barnes – 4
KEY RUN

Trailing by seven points (101-94) with 4:12 remaining in the fourth quarter, Fred VanVleet made consecutive three-pointers to pull Toronto within one point (101-100) with 3:09 left in the frame … The Raptors went on a 12-5 run to close out regulation before outscoring Boston 9-to-6 in overtime.

KEY STAT

Toronto had just 10 turnovers while forcing 18 from Boston … Through four games this season, the Raptors have forced 76 Celtics turnovers leading to 94 points … Toronto entered tonight ranked third in the NBA in points off turnovers (18.6).

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 43-32 this season and 20-16 at home … The Raptors have now won three consecutive games and will complete their current four-game homestand (Mar. 24-30) Wednesday vs. Minnesota.
  • Pascal Siakam scored a season-high 40 points (17-29 FG, 6-8 FT) and added 13 rebounds in 47 minutes for his team-leading 25th double-double of the season … Siakam has now tallied four 40-point double doubles in his career and ranks second in franchise history behind only Chris Bosh (5) … Siakam has scored 20+ points in five consecutive games (Mar. 20-28) and 13 of the last 14 contests overall, averaging 27.5 points during this stretch.
  • Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 25 first half points … Siakam has scored 25-or-more points in a half 10 times in his career, and the Raptors are 9-1 in these games.
  • Gary Trent Jr. finished with 12 points, three steals and two assists in 37 minutes … Trent Jr. returned to the lineup for the first time since Mar. 20 after missing three games (Mar. 21-26) with a hyperextended left big toe.
  • The Raptors recorded a season-high 10 blocks tonight … Precious Achiuwa led the way with a career-high four blocks, while Thaddeus Young recorded a season high-tying three.

CELTICS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Boston falls to 47-29 and 21-17 on the road … The Celtics are now 8-6 on the second half of a back-to-back set … Boston will begin a three-game homestand (Mar. 30 – April 3) Wednesday against Miami.
  • Marcus Smart finished with season highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds, and added four assists in 40 minutes … Smart has recorded 20-or-more points in a career-best 10 games this season … The Celtics are 8-2 this year when Smart scores 20+ points.
  • Payton Pritchard tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes off the bench … Pritchard has now scored in double figures in seven consecutive games (Mar. 16-28), averaging 13.0 points and shooting .552 (32-58) from the field during this stretch.
  • Grant Williams scored 17 points and added seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 39 minutes … Williams has recorded 15+ points 11 times this season, something he did just three times in his first two seasons combined (2019-2021).

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSCELTICS WINS
10/22/2021BostonW 115-83 Overall:4262
11/10/2021BostonL 104-88 at Toronto:2814
11/28/2021IndianaL 109-97 at Boston:1438
03/28/2022TorontoW 115-112 (OT)    

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-76ERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #71 – TORONTO RAPTORS (39-31) at PHILADELPHIA 76ers (43-26)
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – WELLS FARGO CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

TOR@PHI

Philadelphia 76ers

Bassey, Charles Out G League – On Assignment
Brown Jr., Charlie Out G League – Two-Way
Embiid, Joel Questionable Injury/Illness – Back; Soreness
Powell, Myles Out G League – Two-Way
Springer, Jaden Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness / G League Assignment

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
VanVleet, Fred Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury Management

• The Toronto Raptors (39-31) play the first game of a back-to-back set Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers (43-26) at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors visit Chicago on Monday. Toronto’s win streak ended
at five on Friday after losing 128-123 in overtime to the LA Lakers. Scottie Barnes set career-highs with
31 points and 17 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 23 points and Fred VanVleet had 20. The Raptors are
now 1.0 game behind Cleveland for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto and Philadelphia have
split the first two meetings this season, with the road team winning both contests.
• Scottie Barnes earned his 11th double-double of the season with career highs of 31 points and 17 rebounds Friday against the Lakers. He added six assists in 42 minutes. Barnes became the first rookie
since Blake Griffin (March 23, 2011) to record 30+ points, 15+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a game. His 31
points also tied Vince Carter’s Raptors rookie record for the most scored in a double-double. Carter had
31 points and 11 rebounds as a rookie Apr. 1, 1999 vs. Indiana.
• Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.9 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 57 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.
• Precious Achiuwa had 18 points and five rebounds off the bench Friday against the Lakers. Achiuwa has
now scored in double figures in a career-high six straight games (Mar. 9-18). He is averaging 13.0 points
and shooting .484 (30-62) from the field, including .444 (12-27) from three, during this stretch. Achiuwa is
shooting .362 (38-105) from beyond the arc this season after attempting just one three-pointer as a rookie.
• The Raptors outrebounded the Lakers 46-43 on Friday night, including 16-13 on the offensive glass. Toronto (13.4) currently ranks second in the NBA in offensive boards and has +54 (152-98) advantage on the
offensive glass through 10 games in March.
• 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. Barnes leads all rookies this year having tallied 20+
points and 5+ rebounds in 17 games. Since the All-Star break, Barnes is averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and has scored 20-or-more eight times in 13 contests.
• Toronto scored 27 fast break points Friday night, while holding the Lakers to just 11. The Raptors (15.6)
currently rank third in the league in fast break points.
• Gary Trent Jr. finished with 23 points in 41 minutes Friday against the Lakers. Trent Jr. has now scored
20+ points 24 times this season, something he did 23 times in his first three years (2018-21) combined.

F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4
• Recorded career highs of 31 points and 17 rebounds Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers; added six assists in 42 minutes.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.7), ranks third in scoring (15.5) and rebounds (7.6), and fourth in assists (3.4).
• Has scored 20+ points in three of the last four games (Mar. 12-18), averaging 23.0 points during this span.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
• Finished with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 23 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 25.7 points and shooting .505 (95-188) from the field through 10 games in March.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24
• Contributed two points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 19 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33
• Scored 23 points Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers; added three rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals (1.80) and total deflections (218).
• Averaging 20.8 points and shooting .400 (108-270) from beyond the arc in 32 road games this season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
• Finished with 20 points, three rebounds and seven assists in 47 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• 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).

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 39-31 23-19 16-12
HOME 17-16 11-9 6-7
AWAY 22-15 12-10 10-5
OVERTIME 2-2 2-1 0-1

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, March 20
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. PHILADELPHIA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 59-42 32-18 27-24
STREAKS Lost 1 Lost 2 Won 1
LAST WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LAST ROAD WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +34 (Oct. 21, 2017)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -35 (Jan. 7, 2012)
LAST TIME VS. PHILADELPHIA
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, but the depleted Raptors lost
their second straight … Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn
returned for Toronto after being among the 10 players to miss Sunday’s
144-99 loss at Cleveland because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols … Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Isaac Bonga, and
Justin Champagnie remain in the protocols … 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 that was fueled by eight straight
points from Georges Niang … 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 … … Philadelphia led 55-48 at halftime.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 27 28 30 29 114
TORONTO 24 24 33 28 109

LAKERS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #70 – TORONTO RAPTORS (39-30) vs. LOS ANGELES LAKERS (29-40)
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 39-30 23-19 16-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 22-15 12-10 10-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0


• The Toronto Raptors (39-30) return home from a six-game road trip (Mar. 6-16) Friday night when they host the Los Angeles Lakers (29-40) at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won five in a row and went 5-1 on their recent road trip. Pascal Siakam scored 31 points as Toronto held off the LA Clippers to cap its trip with a 103-100 victory on Wednesday. The Raptors are now tied with Cleveland for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto will play nine of its final 13 games at home.
• The Raptors have won five consecutive games (Mar. 9-14) for the first time since a season-long eight-game winning streak (Jan. 29 – Feb. 10). Over the last five games, Toronto is averaging 116.0 points and shooting .452 (208-460) from the field, while holding opponents to 106.8 points. Pascal Siakam and Gary
Trent Jr. are averaging 27.2 and 20.4 points, respectively, during the win streak. The Raptors have led after the first quarter in each of the last five games.
Pascal Siakam recorded his team-leading 23rd double-double of the season with 31 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over the Clippers. Siakam has now scored 20+ points in a career-best eight straight games (Mar. 3-16), averaging 27.8 points and shooting .522 (82-157) from the field and .483 (14-
29) from three-point range during this stretch. Siakam is the first Raptor since Kawhi Leonard to score 20-or-more in eight straight games. Leonard scored 20+ points in 12 straight games Feb. 11 – Mar. 24, 2019.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.0 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 56 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.
Precious Achiuwa recorded 11 points and six rebounds off the bench Wednesday against the Clippers. Achiuwa has now scored in double figures in a career-high five straight games (Mar. 9-16). He is averaging
12.0 points and shooting .469 (23-49) from the field, including .474 (9-19) from three, during this span.
Achiuwa is shooting .361 (35-97) from beyond the arc after attempting just one three-pointer as a rookie.
• The Raptors outrebounded the Clippers 43-41 on Wednesday night, including 13-10 on the offensive glass. Toronto (13.4) currently ranks second in the NBA in offensive boards and has +51 (135-85) advantage on the offensive boards through nine games in March. The Raptors grabbed a season-best 64
rebounds in Monday’s 114-103 win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.
• Scottie Barnes has scored 20+ points 16 times this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter did it 23 times during the 1998-99 season. Barnes leads all rookies this year having tallied 20+
points and 5+ rebounds in 16 games. He scored 15 of his 21 points in the first quarter Monday vs. the Lakers. Since the All-Star break, Barnes is averaging 18.8 points and 8.1 rebounds in 12 contests.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.6 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.3
• Finished with 15 points and four rebounds in 40 minutes of action Mar. 16 against the LA Clippers.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.6), ranks third in rebounds (7.6) and fourth in both points (15.3) and assists (3.3).
• Averaging 18.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 36.5 minutes in 12 games since the All-Star break.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43


MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 22.0
• Recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes Mar. 16 against the LA Clippers.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 23 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 26.7 points and shooting .506 (89-176) from the field through nine 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: 4.7
• Contributed nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes Mar. 16 against the LA Clippers.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 18 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.1
• Tallied seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes Mar. 16 against the LA Clippers.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals per game (1.82) and total deflections (211).
• Averaging 20.84points and shooting .400 (108-270) from beyond the arc in 32 road games this season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.1
• Scored 21 points Mar. 16 against the LA Clippers; added two rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.
• Leads the league in minutes (38.1), ranks second in deflections (216) and third in three-pointers (218).
• Needs 20 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).
INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Doubtful
Malachi Flynn (Left Hamstring; Strain) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
UPDATED: Mar. 18, 2022
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, March 20
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. PHILADELPHIA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 59-42 32-18 27-24
STREAKS Lost 1 Lost 2 Won 1
LAST WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LAST ROAD WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +34 (Oct. 21, 2017)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -35 (Jan. 7, 2012)
LAST TIME VS. PHILADELPHIA
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, but the depleted Raptors lost
their second straight … Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn
returned for Toronto after being among the 10 players to miss Sunday’s
144-99 loss at Cleveland because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols … Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Isaac Bonga, and
Justin Champagnie remain in the protocols … 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 that was fueled by eight straight
points from Georges Niang … 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 tie 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 … … Philadelphia led 55-48 at halftime.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 27 28 30 29 114
TORONTO 24 24 33 28 109

2021-22 SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result

Wed. Oct. 20 Washington L 98-83
Fri. Oct. 22 at Boston W 115-83
Sat. Oct. 23 Dallas L 103-95
Mon. Oct. 25 Chicago L 111-108
Wed. Oct. 27 Indiana W 118-100
Fri. Oct. 29 Orlando W 110-109
Sat. Oct. 30 at Indiana W 97-94
Mon. Nov. 1 at New York W 113-104
Wed. Nov. 3 at Washington W 109-100
Fri. Nov. 5 Cleveland L 102-101
Sun. Nov. 7 Brooklyn L 116-103
Wed. Nov. 10 at Boston L 104-88
Thu. Nov. 11 at Philadelphia W 115-109
Sat. Nov. 13 Detroit L 127-121
Mon. Nov. 15 at Portland L 118-113
Thu. Nov. 18 at Utah L 119-103
Fri. Nov. 19 at Sacramento W 108-89
Sun. Nov. 21 at Golden State L 119-104
Wed. Nov. 24 at Memphis W 126-113
Fri. Nov. 26 at Indiana L 114-97
Sun. Nov. 28 Boston L 109-97
Tue. Nov. 30 Memphis L 98-91
Thu. Dec. 2 Milwaukee W 97-93
Sun. Dec. 5 Washington W 102-90
Wed. Dec. 8 Oklahoma City L 110-109
Fri. Dec. 10 New York W 90-87
Mon. Dec. 13 Sacramento W 124-101
Tue. Dec. 14 at Brooklyn L 131-129 (OT)
Thu. Dec. 16 Chicago POSTPONED
Sat. Dec. 18 Golden State W 119-100
Mon. Dec. 20 Orlando POSTPONED
Wed. Dec. 22 at Chicago POSTPONED
Sun. Dec. 26 at Cleveland L 144-99
Tue. Dec. 28 Philadelphia L 114-109
Fri. Dec. 31 LA Clippers W 116-108
Sun. Jan. 2 New York W 120-105
Tue. Jan. 4 San Antonio W 129-104
Wed. Jan. 5 at Milwaukee W 117-111
Fri. Jan. 7 Utah W 122-108
Sun. Jan. 9 New Orleans W 105-101
Tue. Jan. 11 Phoenix L 99-95
Fri. Jan. 14 at Detroit L 103-87
Sat. Jan. 15 at Milwaukee W 103-96
Mon. Jan. 17 at Miami L 104-99
Wed. Jan. 19 at Dallas L 102-98
Fri. Jan. 21 at Washington W 109-105
Sun. Jan. 23 Portland L 114-105
Tue. Jan. 25 Charlotte W 125-113
Wed. Jan. 26 at Chicago L 111-105
Sat. Jan. 29 at Miami W 124-120 (3OT)
Mon. Jan. 31 at Atlanta W 106-100
Tue. Feb. 1 Miami W 110-106
Thu. Feb. 3 Chicago W 127-120 (OT)
Fri. Feb. 4 Atlanta W 125-114
Mon. Feb. 7 at Charlotte W 116-101
Wed. Feb. 9 at Oklahoma City W 117-98
Thu. Feb. 10 at Houston W 139-120
Sat. Feb. 12 Denver L 110-109
Mon. Feb. 14 at New Orleans L 120-90
Wed. Feb. 16 at Minnesota W 103-91
Fri. Feb. 25 at Charlotte L 125-93
Sat. Feb. 26 at Atlanta L 127-100
Mon. Feb. 28 at Brooklyn W 133-97
Tue. Mar. 1 Brooklyn W 109-108
Thu. Mar. 3 Detroit L 108-106
Fri Mar. 4 Orlando L 103-97
Sun. Mar. 6 at Cleveland L 104-96
Wed. Mar. 9 at San Antonio W 119-104
Fri. Mar. 11 at Phoenix W 117-112
Sat. Mar. 12 at Denver W 127-115
Mon. Mar. 14 at LA Lakers W 114-103
Wed. Mar. 16 at LA Clippers W 103-100
Fri. Mar. 18 LA Lakers 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 20 at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 21 at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 24 Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 26 Indiana 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 28 Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 30 Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 1 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 3 Miami 7:00 p.m.#
Tue. Apr. 5 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 7 Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 8 Houston 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 10 at New York TBD
KEY: * ESPN # NBATV ^ TNT
NBA All-Star Weekend, February 18-20, 2022
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse – Cleveland, Ohio

LAKERS

LAST TIME OUT:
• LeBron James had 19 points, fi ve rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes. The performace was his fi rst game since 12/17 without 20+ points, ending his streak at 32 games, the third longest streak of his career.
• Wenyen Gabriel scored a season-high 10 points with two rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes off the bench.
PLENTY OF TWENTY: LeBron James is approaching yet another milestone in his 19th season
as he looks to become the NBA’s all-time leader in games with 20+ points. James is just
nine games away from passing Karl Malone for the most such games in NBA history. He has
climbed the charts thanks to a streak of 32 consecutive 20-point games that started on 12/19
and ended on 3/16. He passed Abdul-Jabbar with a 23-point outing on 3/9 at Houston.
TRIPLE-QUINTUPLE: LeBron James became the only player in NBA history to tally 10,000+points, 10,000+ rebounds and 10,000+ assists as he recorded his 10,000th career assist against the Suns. James finished the night with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one
block in 30 minutes. The performance marked his 28th game of the season with 30+ points.
DOUBLE 50 BURGER: LeBron James fi nished with 50 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one block in 36 minutes. The performance marked his second
50-point game of the season and the 14th such game of his career, tying Rick Barry for sixth most in NBA history. In his last two home games, James has
scored 106 points, the fi rst Lakers player to score 100+ across two consecutive home games in a single season since Kobe Bryant did so in April of 2007.
James is the sixth player in NBA history to score 50+ points in consecutive home games and the only player to do so after turning 30.
ULTIMATE WARRIOR: LeBron James fi nished with a season-high 56 points (19-31 FG, 6-11 3FG, 12-13 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and one
block in 38 minutes on 3/5 vs. Golden State, good for the sixth 50-point double-double of his career. James became the fi rst Lakers player to tally 55+ points
and 10+ rebounds since Shaquille O’Neal on March 6, 2000. He is just the fourth player in NBA history to record a 50-point game at age 37 or older, joining
Jamal Crawford, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. James scored 30 points in the second half, his highest scoring half since scoring 35 points in the second
half on April 6, 2018 at Philadelphia. He has now scored at least 30 points in 19 diff erent halves throughout his career
TWENTY FIVE A NIGHT: LeBron James put together a scoring streak unlike anything he has
done since the 2007-08 season. James scored at least 25 points in 23 consecutive games,
good for the longest streak of his career. The last time he had such a streak was from
1/25/08-3/8/08 when he scored 25+ points in 21 consecutive games. His streak is tied for
the longest such streak in the NBA this season
HALF A NIGHT, RUSS: Russell Westbrook had one of his strongest nights since joining the
Lakers as he finished with 35 points (12-23 FG), four rebounds and fi ve assists on 1/28
against the Hornets. Westbrook scored 30 of his points in the second half, becoming the fi rst
Lakers player to have a 30-point half since Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in the fi nal half of
his career on 4/13/16 vs. Utah. The performance marked the seventh time that Westbrook
had scored 30+ in a single half and the fi rst time since scoring 30 points in the second half on 3/7/17 vs. Portland. Westbrook is just the seventh player this
season to tally a 30-point half.
I’M THE CAPTAIN AGAIN: For the sixth consecutive season and ninth time overall, LeBron James led all players in All-Star
voting as he was named an All-Star for the 18th time in his career. James has been named a captain in every year since
the NBA switched to the current format and improved to 5-0 as the team captain of the annual event. His 18th straight
selection ties him with Kobe Bryant for most all-time and his 18th overall selection ties him with Bryant for second-most
selections in NBA history. A three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP and the contest’s all-time leading scorer (413 points),
James made his NBA-record 18th All-Star start on February 20, 2022, fi nishing with 24 points, six rebounds, eight assists,
three steals and one block in 36 minutes.
10 ACROSS THE BOARDS: Dwight Howard added to his Hall of Fame resume as he passed Nate Thurmond for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounds list
on 1/21 against the Orlando Magic. With his fi rst rebound of the night, Howard broke a tie with Thurmond to take sole possession of 10th place, recording
his 14, 465th career rebound.
PASSING THE ALL-TIME PASSERS: LeBron James continued his climb up the NBA’s all-time lists as he moved passed Oscar Robertson on the all-time
assists list on 1/9 vs. Memphis. With his seventh assist of the night, James passed Robertson for seventh all-time, passing out his 9,888th career assist.
James will now look to become just one of seven players all-time to tally 10,000 career assists.
DOUBLE-TRIPLE-DOUBLE: In the Lakers’ 132-123 win over the Houston Rockets, both LeBron James and Russell Westbrook recorded triple-doubles and
James added to his list of career milestones.
• LeBron James became the third player in NBA history to score 36,000 points as he fi nished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two
blocks in 39 minutes. James became the fi rst Lakers player since Kobe Bryant in 2013 to score 30+ points in fi ve consecutive games.
• Russell Westbrook tallied his seventh triple-double of the season with 24 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. James and Westbrook became just the third pair of Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game, and the fi rst since James and Lonzo Ball on 12/15/18.
CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER: LeBron James appeared in his 16th career Christmas Day game, tying Kobe Bryant for most such games all-time, and put on
a show in front of the Crypto.com Arena crown. James fi nished the night with 39 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 40
minutes. With his third free throw of the night, James surpassed Bryant to become the all-time leading scorer on Christmas Day, totaling 422 career points
on the holiday. With his second fi eld goal of the night, James passed Bryant for most career fi eld goals on Christmas Day, now totaling 150 fi eld goals on
December 25th.
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RAPTORS-CLIPPERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #69 – TORONTO RAPTORS (38-30) at LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (36-35)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022 – 10:30 P.M. (ET) – CRYPTO.COM ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

2021-22 SCHEDULE

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

10:30 (ET) TOR@LAC

LA Clippers

George, Paul Out Injury/Illness – Right Elbow; Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear
Leonard, Kawhi Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; ACL – Injury Recovery
Powell, Norman Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Fractured Medial Sesamoid Bone
Preston, Jason Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Injury Recovery
Scrubb, Jay Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Injury Recovery


Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring finger
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 Questionable Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID illness
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness


• The Toronto Raptors (38-30) complete a six-game road trip (March 6-16) Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers (36-35) at Crypto.com Arena. The Raptors defeated the LA Lakers 114-103 on Monday and have now won four consecutive games (Mar. 9-14) for the first time since a season-long eight-game winning streak (Jan. 29 – Feb. 10). Over the last four games, Toronto is averaging 119.3 points and shooting .451 (170-377) from the field, while holding opponents to 108.5 points.
Pascal Siakam finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists Monday at Los Angeles. Siakam has now scored 20+ points in a career-best seven straight games (Mar. 3-14), averaging 27.3 points and shooting .511 (69-135) from the field during this stretch. Siakam has already set a single-season franchise
record having recorded 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in seven games this year.
• Scottie Barnes recorded 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists Monday in Los Angeles and has now tallied consecutive 20-point games for the third time this season. He also had 20-or-more points in back-to-back games Oct. 29-31, 2021 and Dec. 14-18, 2021. Barnes has scored 20+ points 16 times this season –
the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter did it 23 times during the 1998-99 season. Barnes also leads all rookies this year having tallied 20+ points and 5+ rebounds in 16 games.
• Toronto collected a season-high 64 rebounds Monday night against the Lakers. The Raptors were a season-best +21 on the glass (64-to-43), and outrebounded the Lakers 19-9 on the offensive end. Toronto
(13.4) currently ranks second in the NBA in offensive boards and is +48 (123-75) on the offensive glass through eight games in March, having collected a league-best 123 offensive boards this month.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a team-high 28 points Monday in Los Angeles. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points 23 times this season, something he did 23 times in his first three seasons combined (2018-21). The Raptors are 18-5 this year when he scores 20-or-more points.
Precious Achiuwa made his second consecutive start Monday night in Los Angeles, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes. Achiuwa has now scored in double figures in a career high-tying four consecutive games (Mar. 9-14), averaging 12.3 points and shooting .429 (18-42) from the field during this span.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.9 points, and career bests of 8.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 55 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 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: 35.5 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.3


• Finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes Monday night against the LA Lakers.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.5), ranks third in both points (15.3) and rebounds (7.6) and fourth in assists (3.4).
• Averaging 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 36.1 minutes in 11 games since the All-star break.


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.5 REB: 8.3 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.9
• Scored 27 points Mar. 14 against the LA Lakers; added 11 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 22 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 26.1 points and shooting .494 (76-154) from the field through eight games in March.


C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 23.1 REB: 6.8 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.4
• Recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds Mar. 14 against the LA Lakers.
• Has scored in double figures in four consecutive games (Mar. 9-14), averaging 12.3 points.
• Averaging 8.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 27.1 minutes in 25 games as a starter this season.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.3


• Finished with a team-high 28 points Mar. 14 against the LA Lakers; added five rebounds in 36 minutes.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals per game (1.81) and total deflections (208).
• Averaging 20.8 points and shooting .404 (107-265) from beyond the arc in 31 road games this season.


G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.1
• Tallied 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes Mar. 14 against the LA Lakers.
• Leads the league in minutes (38.1), ranks second in deflections (211) and tied for third in three-pointers (215).
• Needs 23 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 38-30 23-19 15-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 21-15 12-10 9-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Tip-Off: 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. LA CLIPPERS
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-0 1-0 0-0
ALL-TIME 28-23 17-9 11-14
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Dec. 31, 2021 (116-108)
LAST ROAD WIN: Dec. 11, 2018 (123-99)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +25 (Feb. 1, 2013)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32 (Mar. 13, 1998)
LAST TIME VS. LA CLIPPERS
GAME 32 – DECEMBER 31, 2021
TORONTO 116, LA CLIPPERS 108
TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 25 points and matched his career-high
with 19 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 31 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-108 … OG Anunoby scored 26
points and Gary Trent Jr. had 10 as the Raptors won for the first time in
three games … Weakened by COVID-19 absentees in their last two
games, Toronto welcomed VanVleet, Anunoby and Justin Champagnie
back from health and safety protocols … Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes
also exited protocols, but was unavailable because of a sore right knee …
Marcus Morris Sr. scored 20 points, Terance Mann had 18 and Reggie
Jackson 17 for the Clippers … Amir Coffey scored a season-high 15
points for Los Angeles … The game was played in a mostly empty arena
after the Ontario government reduced capacity limits to 1,000 people in an
attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 … The Raptors finished with
18 offensive rebounds, compared to three for the Clippers, outscored Los
Angeles 21-3 in second-chance points, and had 96 field goal attempts to
LA’s 78 … Toronto’s Chris Boucher snapped a 105-all tie with a pair of
free throws with 2:08 remaining, and Siakam’s slam with 1:34 left gave
Toronto a four-point edge … After a missed 3 by Morris, VanVleet added
a decisive 3-pointer with 25 seconds left.
1 2 3 4 TOT
LA CLIPPERS 29 33 25 21 108
TORONTO 32 24 26 34 116

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, March 18
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. LA LAKERS
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-0 0-0 1-0
ALL-TIME 21-29 11-14 10-15
STREAKS Won 2 Lost 1 Won 7
LAST WIN: Mar. 14, 2022 (114-103)
LAST HOME WIN: August 1, 2020 (107-92)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +33 (Dec. 2, 2016)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -20 (Jan. 6, 2002)
LAST TIME VS. LA LAKERS
GAME 68 – MARCH 14, 2022
TORONTO 114, LA LAKERS 103

LOS ANGELES — Scottie Barnes scored 15 of his 21 points in the first
quarter and the Toronto Raptors held off a late rally by the Los Angeles
Lakers for a 114-103 victory … Gary Trent Jr. had 28 points and Pascal
Siakam scored 27 for Toronto, which has won four straight — all on the
road … Fred VanVleet returned after being held out Saturday at Denver to
rest his right knee and finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and seven
assists … LeBron James had 30 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles … James was a game-time decision because of soreness in his left
knee but ended up playing 40 minutes … The Raptors piled on early
against the floundering Lakers, scoring the first nine points on the way to
a 33-12 lead after one … Los Angeles was 3 for 25 from the field and
missed all 13 of its 3-pointers in the opening quarter … Avery Bradley had
four points and was the only Lakers player with more than two in the period … Foul trouble was the only thing that slowed Barnes during an impressive first half … He scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting in 18
minutes before sitting down with his third foul … Los Angeles mounted a
late charge in the fourth quarter, pulling within 109-97 with 2:19 remaining
on a 3-pointer by James … Horton-Tucker missed a 3 that would have
made the deficit six points, and Siakam and Trent hit free throws to push
Toronto’s lead back to 12.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 33 25 33 23 114
LA LAKERS 12 28 31 32 103
GAME 68 – MARCH 14, 2022
TORONTO 114, LA LAKERS 103
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Day Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result
Wed. Oct. 20 Washington L 98-83
Fri. Oct. 22 at Boston W 115-83
Sat. Oct. 23 Dallas L 103-95
Mon. Oct. 25 Chicago L 111-108
Wed. Oct. 27 Indiana W 118-100
Fri. Oct. 29 Orlando W 110-109
Sat. Oct. 30 at Indiana W 97-94
Mon. Nov. 1 at New York W 113-104
Wed. Nov. 3 at Washington W 109-100
Fri. Nov. 5 Cleveland L 102-101
Sun. Nov. 7 Brooklyn L 116-103
Wed. Nov. 10 at Boston L 104-88
Thu. Nov. 11 at Philadelphia W 115-109
Sat. Nov. 13 Detroit L 127-121
Mon. Nov. 15 at Portland L 118-113
Thu. Nov. 18 at Utah L 119-103
Fri. Nov. 19 at Sacramento W 108-89
Sun. Nov. 21 at Golden State L 119-104
Wed. Nov. 24 at Memphis W 126-113
Fri. Nov. 26 at Indiana L 114-97
Sun. Nov. 28 Boston L 109-97
Tue. Nov. 30 Memphis L 98-91
Thu. Dec. 2 Milwaukee W 97-93
Sun. Dec. 5 Washington W 102-90
Wed. Dec. 8 Oklahoma City L 110-109
Fri. Dec. 10 New York W 90-87
Mon. Dec. 13 Sacramento W 124-101
Tue. Dec. 14 at Brooklyn L 131-129 (OT)
Thu. Dec. 16 Chicago POSTPONED
Sat. Dec. 18 Golden State W 119-100
Mon. Dec. 20 Orlando POSTPONED
Wed. Dec. 22 at Chicago POSTPONED
Sun. Dec. 26 at Cleveland L 144-99
Tue. Dec. 28 Philadelphia L 114-109
Fri. Dec. 31 LA Clippers W 116-108
Sun. Jan. 2 New York W 120-105
Tue. Jan. 4 San Antonio W 129-104
Wed. Jan. 5 at Milwaukee W 117-111
Fri. Jan. 7 Utah W 122-108
Sun. Jan. 9 New Orleans W 105-101
Tue. Jan. 11 Phoenix L 99-95
Fri. Jan. 14 at Detroit L 103-87
Sat. Jan. 15 at Milwaukee W 103-96
Mon. Jan. 17 at Miami L 104-99
Wed. Jan. 19 at Dallas L 102-98
Fri. Jan. 21 at Washington W 109-105
Sun. Jan. 23 Portland L 114-105
Tue. Jan. 25 Charlotte W 125-113
Wed. Jan. 26 at Chicago L 111-105
Sat. Jan. 29 at Miami W 124-120 (3OT)
Mon. Jan. 31 at Atlanta W 106-100
Tue. Feb. 1 Miami W 110-106
Thu. Feb. 3 Chicago W 127-120 (OT)
Fri. Feb. 4 Atlanta W 125-114
Mon. Feb. 7 at Charlotte W 116-101
Wed. Feb. 9 at Oklahoma City W 117-98
Thu. Feb. 10 at Houston W 139-120
Sat. Feb. 12 Denver L 110-109
Mon. Feb. 14 at New Orleans L 120-90
Wed. Feb. 16 at Minnesota W 103-91
Fri. Feb. 25 at Charlotte L 125-93
Sat. Feb. 26 at Atlanta L 127-100
Mon. Feb. 28 at Brooklyn W 133-97
Tue. Mar. 1 Brooklyn W 109-108
Thu. Mar. 3 Detroit L 108-106
Fri Mar. 4 Orlando L 103-97
Sun. Mar. 6 at Cleveland L 104-96
Wed. Mar. 9 at San Antonio W 119-104
Fri. Mar. 11 at Phoenix W 117-112
Sat. Mar. 12 at Denver W 127-115
Mon. Mar. 14 at LA Lakers W 114-103
Wed. Mar. 16 at LA Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 18 LA Lakers 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 20 at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 21 at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 24 Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 26 Indiana 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 28 Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 30 Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 1 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 3 Miami 7:00 p.m.#
Tue. Apr. 5 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 7 Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 8 Houston 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 10 at New York TBD
KEY: * ESPN # NBATV ^ TNT

33 NICOLAS BATUM

F • 6-8 • 230 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
24.9 8.4 4.4 1.7 1.0 0.7 .453 .391 .625
LAST GAME: Tallied 6 points (2-8 FG, 2-7 3PT), 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 33:28 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/15 at PHX, surpassed 10,000 career points.
• 1/17 vs. IND, had a Clippers career-high 32 points and 7 threes. Scored all 32 points in the second half.
• 11/9 vs. POR, scored a Clippers career-high 22 points.

LAST GAME: Tallied 24 points (10-15 FG, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds and 4 assists in 36:11 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/27 at HOU, gathered a season-high 15 rebounds and had a career-high 6 blocked shots.
• 1/19 at DEN, scored a career-high 32 points on 15-of-19 shooting.
• 1/8 vs. MEM, collected his 2,000th career rebound.

40 IVICA ZUBAC

C • 7-0 • 240 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
24.7 10.4 8.5 1.5 0.5 1.0 .634 — .730
#7 AMIR COFFEY
F • 6-7 • 210 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
23.4 8.8 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 .438 .365 .861
LAST GAME: Tallied 19 points (7-20 FG, 4-11 3PT, 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 39:40 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 1/25 at WAS, scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting.
• 1/11 vs. DEN, dished a career-high 7 assists and tied his career high with 4 steals.
• 1/9 vs. ATL, tied career highs in points (21) and three-pointers made (5).

14 TERANCE MANN

G • 6-5 • 215 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
29.0 10.5 5.5 2.5 0.7 0.2 .477 .364 .764
LAST GAME: Tallied 18 points (7-21 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 44:51 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/14 vs. GSW, tied his regular-season career-high with 25 points.
• 2/12 at DAL, scored a then season-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
• 12/11 vs. ORL, made a regular season career-high 4 threes.

5 LUKE KENNARD

G • 6-5 • 206 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
27.6 11.9 3.4 2.2 0.6 0.1 .449 .455 .889


LAST GAME: Tallied 14 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), 2 rebounds and 4 assists in 40:09 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/17 vs. HOU, made a career-high 8 threes.
• 1/30 at CHA, had a career-tying 10 rebounds. Third career double-double.
• 12/21 at OKC, scored a season-high 27 points and tied his then career high with 7 threes.
CLIPPERS 2021-22 ROSTER
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY YRS
33 Nicolas Batum F 6’8″ 230 12/14/1988 Le Mans / France 13
4 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6’6″ 188 11/28/2001 Kentucky / USA R
23 Robert Covington F 6’7″ 209 12/14/1990 Tennessee State / USA 8
7 Amir Coffey (2W) F/G 6’7″ 210 6/17/1997 Minnesota / USA 2
13 Paul George F 6’8″ 220 5/2/1990 Fresno State / USA 11
55 Isaiah Hartenstein C 7’0″ 250 5/5/1998 Zalgiris / Germany 3
22 Rodney Hood F 6’8″ 208 10/20/1992 Duke / USA 7
1 Reggie Jackson G 6’2″ 208 4/16/1990 Boston College / USA 10
5 Luke Kennard G 6’5″ 206 6/24/1996 Duke / USA 4
2 Kawhi Leonard F 6’7″ 225 6/29/1991 San Diego State / USA 10
14 Terance Mann F/G 6’5″ 215 10/18/1996 Florida State/ USA 2
8 Marcus Morris Sr. F 6’8″ 218 9/2/1989 Kansas / USA 10
37 Semi Ojeleye F 6’6″ 2


DATE OPPONENT

TV RESULT/TIME LAST GAME’S STARTERS

Oct. 4 Denver SOCAL W, 103-102
Oct. 6 Sacramento WEST L, 98-113
Oct. 8 at Dallas N/A L, 114-122
Oct. 11 Minnesota SOCAL/NBA TV L, 100-128
REGULAR SEASON
DATE OPPONENT TV RESULT/TIME
Oct. 21 at Golden State TNT L, 113-115
Oct. 23 Memphis SOCAL L, 114-120
Oct. 25 Portland SOCAL/NBA TV W, 116-86
Oct. 27 Cleveland SOCAL L, 79-92
Oct. 29 at Portland SOCAL L, 92-111
Nov. 1 Oklahoma City SOCAL W, 99-94
Nov. 3 at Minnesota SOCAL W, 126-115
Nov. 5 at Minnesota SOCAL W, 104-84
Nov. 7 Charlotte SOCAL W, 120-106
Nov. 9 Portland SOCAL/TNT W, 117-109
Nov. 11 Miami SOCAL/NBA TV W, 112-109
Nov. 13 Minnesota SOCAL W, 129-102
Nov. 14 Chicago SOCAL L, 90-100
Nov. 16 San Antonio SOCAL W, 106-92
Nov. 18 at Memphis SOCAL L, 108-120
Nov. 19 at New Orleans SOCAL L, 81-94
Nov. 21 Dallas SOCAL W, 97-91
Nov. 23 Dallas SOCAL L, 104-112 OT
Nov. 26 Detroit SOCAL W, 107-96
Nov. 28 Golden State SOCAL L, 90-105
Nov. 29 New Orleans SOCAL L, 104-123
Dec. 1 Sacramento SOCAL/NBA TV L, 115-124
Dec. 3 at Lakers SOCAL W, 119-115
Dec. 4 at Sacramento SOCAL L, 99-104
Dec. 6 at Portland SOCAL W, 102-90
Dec. 8 Boston SOCAL W, 114-111
Dec. 11 Orlando SOCAL W, 106-104
Dec. 13 Phoenix SOCAL/NBA TV W, 111-95
Dec. 15 at Utah SOCAL/ESPN L, 103-124
Dec. 18 at Oklahoma CitySOCAL L, 103-104
Dec. 20 San Antonio SOCAL L, 92-116
Dec. 22 at Sacramento SOCAL/NBA TV W, 105-89
Dec. 26 Denver SOCAL L, 100-103
Dec. 27 Brooklyn SOCAL/NBA TV L, 108-124
Dec. 29 at Boston SOCAL W, 91-82
Dec. 31 at Toronto SOCAL L, 108-116
Jan. 1 at Brooklyn SOCAL W, 120-116
Jan. 3 Minnesota SOCAL L, 104-122
Jan. 6 at Phoenix WEST/TNT L, 89-106
Jan. 8 Memphis SOCAL L, 108-123
Jan. 9 Atlanta SOCAL W, 106-93
Jan. 11 Denver SOCAL/NBA TV W, 87-85
Jan. 13 at New Orleans SOCAL L, 89-113
Jan. 15 at San Antonio SOCAL L, 94-101
Jan. 17 Indiana SOCAL W, 139-133
Jan. 19 at Denver SOCAL/ESPN L, 128-130
Jan. 21 at Philadelphia SOCAL W, 102-101
Jan. 23 at New York SOCAL L, 102-110
Jan. 25 at Washington SOCAL W, 116-115
Jan. 26 at Orlando SOCAL W, 111-102
Jan. 28 at Miami SOCAL L, 114-121
Jan. 30 at Charlotte SOCAL W, 115-90
Jan. 31 at Indiana SOCAL L, 116-122
Feb. 3 Lakers TNT W, 111-110
Feb. 6 Milwaukee SOCAL/NBA TV L, 113-137
Feb. 8 at Memphis SOCAL L, 109-135
Feb. 10 at Dallas SOCAL L, 105-112
Feb. 12 at Dallas SOCAL W, 99-97
Feb. 14 Golden State SOCAL/NBA TV W, 119-104
Feb. 15 at Phoenix TNT L, 96-103
Feb. 17 Houston SOCAL W, 142-111
Feb. 25 at Lakers WEST/ESPN W, 105-102
Feb. 27 at Houston SOCAL W, 99-98
Mar. 1 at Houston SOCAL W, 113-100
Mar. 3 Lakers TNT W, 132-111
Mar. 6 New York SOCAL/ESPN L, 93-116
Mar. 8 at Golden State TNT L, 97-112
Mar. 9 Washington SOCAL W, 115-109
Mar. 11 at Atlanta SOCAL L, 106-112
Mar. 13 at Detroit SOCAL W, 106-102
Mar. 14 at Cleveland SOCAL L, 111-120
Mar. 16 Toronto SOCAL 7:30 PM
Mar. 18 at Utah SOCAL 6:00 PM
Mar. 22 at Denver SOCAL/TNT 7:00 PM
Mar. 25 Philadelphia SOCAL/NBA TV 7:30 PM
Mar. 29 Utah TNT 7:00 PM
Mar. 31 at Chicago SOCAL 5:00 PM
Apr. 1 at Milwaukee SOCAL/NBA TV 5:00 PM
Apr. 3 New Orleans SOCAL/NBA TV 6:30 PM
Apr. 6 Phoenix SOCAL/ESPN 7:00 PM
Apr. 9 Sacramento SOCAL TBD
Apr. 10 Oklahoma City SOCAL TBD
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33 NICOLAS BATUM

F • 6-8 • 230 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
24.9 8.4 4.4 1.7 1.0 0.7 .453 .391 .625
LAST GAME: Tallied 6 points (2-8 FG, 2-7 3PT), 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 33:28 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/15 at PHX, surpassed 10,000 career points.
• 1/17 vs. IND, had a Clippers career-high 32 points and 7 threes. Scored all 32 points in the second half.
• 11/9 vs. POR, scored a Clippers career-high 22 points.
Toronto Raptors (38-30) at LA Clippers (36-35)
Regular Season Game 72; Home Game 35
Crypto.com Arena; Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. (PT)
TV: Bally Sports SoCal; Radio: AM 570 L.A. Sports

LAST GAME: Tallied 24 points (10-15 FG, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds and 4 assists in 36:11 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/27 at HOU, gathered a season-high 15 rebounds and had a career-high 6 blocked shots.
• 1/19 at DEN, scored a career-high 32 points on 15-of-19 shooting.
• 1/8 vs. MEM, collected his 2,000th career rebound.

40 IVICA ZUBAC

C • 7-0 • 240 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
24.7 10.4 8.5 1.5 0.5 1.0 .634 — .730
#7 AMIR COFFEY
F • 6-7 • 210 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
23.4 8.8 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 .438 .365 .861
LAST GAME: Tallied 19 points (7-20 FG, 4-11 3PT, 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 39:40 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 1/25 at WAS, scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting.
• 1/11 vs. DEN, dished a career-high 7 assists and tied his career high with 4 steals.
• 1/9 vs. ATL, tied career highs in points (21) and three-pointers made (5).

14 TERANCE MANN

G • 6-5 • 215 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
29.0 10.5 5.5 2.5 0.7 0.2 .477 .364 .764
LAST GAME: Tallied 18 points (7-21 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 44:51 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/14 vs. GSW, tied his regular-season career-high with 25 points.
• 2/12 at DAL, scored a then season-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
• 12/11 vs. ORL, made a regular season career-high 4 threes.

5 LUKE KENNARD

G • 6-5 • 206 2021-22 Regular Season Stats
MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3PT% FT%
27.6 11.9 3.4 2.2 0.6 0.1 .449 .455 .889

LAST GAME: Tallied 14 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), 2 rebounds and 4 assists in 40:09 minutes.
PLAYER NOTES
• 2/17 vs. HOU, made a career-high 8 threes.
• 1/30 at CHA, had a career-tying 10 rebounds. Third career double-double.
• 12/21 at OKC, scored a season-high 27 points and tied his then career high with 7 threes.

• COOL HAND LUKE: On 2/17 vs. Houston, Luke Kennard made a career-high eigh three-pointers. He became just the seventh player in franchise history
to make at least eight three-pointers in a single game. Kennard also joined Paul George and J.J. Redick as the only players in franchise history to have
three games in a single season with at least seven three-pointers made.
• COMEBACKS: On 1/11 vs. Denver, the Clippers erased a 25-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Nuggets. Since 1997-98 it was tied for the fourth-largest comeback victory in team history (including postseason). The Clippers became just the third team in the NBA this season to win a game when trailing by
at least 25 points. On 1/21 at Philadelphia, the Clippers erased a 24-point deficit to become the only team in the NBA this season to have multiple comeback
wins when trailing by at least 24 points. On 1/25 at Washington, the Clippers erased a 35-point deficit for the largest comeback win in franchise history and
tied for the second-largest comeback win in NBA history. The Clippers were trailing by seven points with under 20 seconds remaining in this game. They
are the only team in the last 20 seasons to win a game in regulation when trailing by at least seven points with under 20 seconds remaining. LAC is also the
only team in the last 25 seasons to overcome a deficit of at least 24 points three times in a single season. Over the last four seasons, including the postseason, the Clipper have seven wins when trailing by at least 24 points, four more wins than any other team over that span.
• SCORING: On 1/17 vs. Indiana, the Clippers scored a season-high 139 points. Nicolas Batum contributed a Clippers career-high 32 points and seven
threes. Batum scored all 32 points in the second half to become just the fourth player in the NBA this season to score at least 30 points in a half.
• DYNAMIC DEFENSE: On 11/5 at Minnesota, the Clippers allowed just 27 points in the second quarter. It was tied for the fourth-least amount of points
allowed in a second half in franchise history. The last time the Clippers allowed 27 points-or-less in a second half was when they allowed 25 on 4/16/12 vs.
Oklahoma City. LAC ranks seventh in defensive rating (108.8) and in opponent FG% (44.8).
• CLIMBING THE LEADERBOARD: On 11/13 vs. Minnesota, with his 1,799th career three-pointer, Paul George passed Klay Thompson for sole possession of 20th place on the NBA’s all-time three-point field goal list. On 11/14 vs. Chicago, George made his 368th career three-pointer as a Clippers, which
passed Corey Maggette for sole possession of sixth place on the Clippers all-time three-point field goal list. On 12/20 vs. San Antonio, George made his
1,828th career three to pass Kobe Bryant for sole possession of 19th place on the NBA’s all-time three-point field goal list. On 12/22 at Sacramento, George
made his 1,831st career three to pass Chauncey Billups for sole possession of 18th place on the NBA’s all-time three-point field goal list.
• THE ROOK: On 12/8 vs. Boston, Brandon Boston Jr. scored 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Boston
Jr. joined Eric Bledsoe and Lamar Odom as the only players in franchise history to score at least 27 points at age 20 or younger.
• PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Paul George was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for week three (Nov. 1-7). During the week, George led
the Clippers to a 4-0 record and held averages of 26.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.8 steals. It’s George’s 10th player of the week recognition
and second as a member of the Clippers. During the month of November, George scored 406 points, with 114 rebounds and 89 assists. George joins Bob
Kaufman (Dec. 1970) as the only two players in franchise history with at least 400 points, 100 rebounds and 80 assists in a calendar month.
• WINNING STREAK: The Clippers were on a seven-game winning streak from 11/1 – 11/13. During the winning streak, the Clippers ranked second in the
NBA in plus/minus differential (12.6) and net rating (11.5), third in points (115.3) and rebounds (48.7) and fifth in 3P% (39.5).
• MOMENTUM SWING: On 11/5 at Minnesota, the Clippers became just the fourth team in the last 25 seasons to trail by 20 and then win the game by 20.
• FROM THREE: On 11/3 at Minnesota, the Clippers were 21-for-36 (58.3%) from three. It’s just the 13th time in NBA history that a team has shot better
than 58% from three (min. 35 attempts). In the third quarter alone the Clippers were 9-for-11 (81.8%) from three which was the highest 3P% (min. 10 attempts) in a single quarter in franchise history. Including the postseason, it was just the 13th time in franchise history that the Clippers have made at least 20
threes.
• PG: On 10/23 vs. Memphis, George had his 28th game as a Clipper with at least five three-pointers made, which tied J.J. Redick for the most such games
in franchise history. George also had his sixth career game with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds and became the first Clipper since Blake Griffin on
2/26/17 vs. Charlotte to post a stat line of at least 41 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. On 10/25 vs. Portland, George had a career-high eight steals.
He’s the first starter to have at least eight steals while playing 27 minutes or less since Michael Jordan on 4/20/93. On 10/29 at Portland, George had his
29th game as a Clipper with at least five three-pointers made, which surpassed J.J. Redick for the most such games in franchise history. Through the Clippers first seven games this season, George scored 202 points which is the fourth-most points scored through the first seven games in franchise history and
the most since World B. Free scored 243 points during the 1979-80 season.
• TURNOVERS: On 10/25 vs. Portland, the Clippers had 21 steals and forced 30 turnovers. Since 1983-84, it’s tied for the second-most steals in franchise
history and the most steals since the Clippers had 21 on 11/8/91 vs. Denver. It was just the eighth game since 1983-84 that the Clippers forced at least 30
turnovers, and it was the most opponent turnovers since the Clippers forced 32 on 11/8/96 vs. New York.
• CONTINUING TO BUILD: LA at 535-320 (.626) have the NBA’s third-best regular season record since the start of the 2011-12 season. On 4/11 vs. Detroit, the Clippers extended a franchise record of securing a record above .500 to 10 consecutive seasons which is the longest active streak in the NBA. On
4/18 vs. Minnesota, the Clippers secured their 40th win of the season. It is the 10th-straight season that the Clippers have had at least 40 wins which is the
longest current streak in the NBA
BEST RECORD IN THE NBA (Since 2011-12)

  1. Golden State Warriors 544-302 (.643)
  2. San Antonio Spurs 539-313 (.633)
  3. LA Clippers 535-320 (.626)
  4. Miami Heat 504-350 (.590)
  5. Oklahoma City Thunder 496-356 (.582)
    • KAWHI: Kawhi Leonard is the winningest player in NBA regular-season history with a 429-147 (.745) record.



RAPTORS-LAKERS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #68 – TORONTO RAPTORS (37-30) at LOS ANGELES LAKERS (29-38)
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 – 10:30 P.M. (ET) – CRYPTO.COM ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (37-30) continue a six-game road trip (March 6-16) Monday night against the Los Angeles Lakers (29-38) at Crypto.com Arena. The Raptors defeated Denver 127-115 on Saturday and have now won three straight games (March 9-12). Led by 27 bench points, Toronto outscored the Nuggets
34-16 (+18) in the fourth quarter, marking it’s largest point differential in the final frame this season. Toronto is now 5-5 since the All-star break. The Raptors host the Lakers on Friday.
• Pascal Siakam finished with a game-high 33 points, seven assists and five rebounds Saturday in Denver. Siakam has now scored 20+ points in a career high-tying six straight games (Mar. 3-12), averaging 27.3
points and shooting .509 (60-118) from the field during this stretch.
Scottie Barnes recorded 25 points, a season-high 10 assists and seven rebounds Saturday against the Nuggets. Barnes and Damon Stoudamire (1996-97) are the only rookies in franchise history to record 25+
points and 10+ assists in the same game. Barnes has recorded 10 double-doubles this season and leads all rookies having tallied six 20-point double-doubles.
• Toronto collected a season-high 23 offensive rebounds Saturday at Denver. The Raptors outrebounded the Nuggets 50-39, including 23-to-9 on the offensive end, leading to a 30-11 differential in second-chance points. The last time Toronto recorded 23-or-more offensive rebounds was Mar. 17, 2013 vs. Miami. Toronto (13.3) currently ranks second in the NBA in offensive boards and is +38 (104-66) on the offensive glass through seven games in March, having collected a league-best 104 offensive boards this month.
• Reserve Chris Boucher recorded 21 points and 13 rebounds Mar. 12 at Denver for his seventh double-double of the season. Boucher (2 0) holds the franchise record for double-doubles as a reserve. He also grabbed a career high-tying nine offensive rebounds Saturday.
• Toronto recorded just eight turnovers Saturday in Denver, while forcing 19 Nuggets turnovers leading to 31 points. The Raptors (18.9) currently rank third in the NBA in points off turnovers.
• Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.8 points, and career bests of 8.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 54 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.
Precious Achiuwa scored 15 points, and set career highs in both three-pointers made and attempted (4-6), Saturday against the Nuggets. Achiuwa is shooting .374 (34-91) from three-point distance this season
after attempting just one three-pointer as a rookie.
• 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: 35.5 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.2
• Recorded his 10th double-double with 25 points, a career-best 10 assists, and eight rebounds Mar. 12 at Denver.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.5), ranks third in rebounds (7.6) and fourth in points (15.2).
• Has scored 20+ points 15 times – most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter (23) during the 1998-99 season.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.3 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.8
• Scored a game-high 33 points Mar. 12 at Denver; added seven assists and five rebounds in 36 minutes.
• The Raptors are 31-7 all-time, and 7-2 this season when Siakam scores 30+ points.
• Averaging 26.0 points and shooting .489 (67-137) from the field through seven games in March.
C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 23.0 REB: 6.8 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 8.4
• Tallied 15 points, and made a career-high four three-pointers (4-6 3PT), Mar. 12 at Denver; added four rebounds.
• Has scored in double figures in three consecutive games (Mar. 9-12), averaging 13.0 points during this streak.
• Averaging 8.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 26.9 minutes in 24 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.1
• Finished with eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes of action Mar. 12 at Denver.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals per game (1.83) and total deflections (205).
• Leads the team with 106 steals this season; had 105 steals in his first three seasons (2018-21) combined.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.3
• Sat out Mar. 12 at Denver for right knee injury management.
• Leads the league in minutes (38.1), ranks second in deflections (207) and fourth in three-pointers (213).
• Needs 25 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).

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
Fred VanVleet (Right Knee; Soreness) – Questionable

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 37-30 23-19 14-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 20-15 12-10 8-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, March 14
Tip-Off: 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. LA LAKERS
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2020-21 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 20-29 11-14 9-15
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 1 Won 6
LAST WIN: May 2, 2021 (121-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: May 2, 2021 (121-114)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +33 (Dec. 2, 2016)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -20 (Jan. 6, 2002)
LAST TIME VS. LA LAKERS
GAME 65 – MAY 2, 2021
TORONTO 121, LA LAKERS 114

LOS ANGELES – Kyle Lowry had 37 points and 11 assists, Pascal
Siakam had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the short-handed Toronto
Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 … LeBron James had
19 points, seven rebounds and six assists before going back to the locker
room with 6:42 to play … It was the second game back for James after
missing 20 because of a sprained right ankle … Toronto ended a threegame losing streak despite not having Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Chris
Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. available because of injuries or to rest …
DeAndre’ Bembry had 14 points off the bench and the Raptors led by as
many as 21 … Kyle Kuzma had 24 points for Los Angeles, Anthony Davis
chipped in with 12 and Andre Drummond had 19 points and 11 rebounds
… After trailing by as many as 12 points in the first quarter, the Raptors
led 72-59 at the half after blitzing the Lakers for 40 points in the second …
A rampaging Lowry had 13, including the final seven points for Toronto
going into the locker room, and Bembry chipped in with 11 … The Lakers
got back within 10 points early in the fourth quarter, but Lowry responded
with a personal 8-2 run … Lowry was 8 for 13 from 3-point range and 12
for 20 overall …Kuzma hit a 3 with 58.8 seconds to play to cut Toronto’s
lead to six before Bembry and Siakam hit free throws to seal it.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 32 40 27 22 121
LA LAKERS 38 21 25 30 114

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Tip-Off: 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. LA CLIPPERS
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-0 1-0 0-0
ALL-TIME 28-23 17-9 11-14
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Dec. 31, 2021 (116-108)
LAST ROAD WIN: Dec. 11, 2018 (123-99)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +25 (Feb. 1, 2013)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32 (Mar. 13, 1998)
LAST TIME VS. LA CLIPPERS
GAME 32 – DECEMBER 31, 2021
TORONTO 116, LA CLIPPERS 108

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 25 points and matched his career-high
with 19 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 31 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-108 … OG Anunoby scored 26
points and Gary Trent Jr. had 10 as the Raptors won for the first time in
three games … Weakened by COVID-19 absentees in their last two
games, Toronto welcomed VanVleet, Anunoby and Justin Champagnie
back from health and safety protocols … Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes
also exited protocols, but was unavailable because of a sore right knee …
Marcus Morris Sr. scored 20 points, Terance Mann had 18 and Reggie
Jackson 17 for the Clippers … Amir Coffey scored a season-high 15
points for Los Angeles … The game was played in a mostly empty arena
after the Ontario government reduced capacity limits to 1,000 people in an
attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 … The Raptors finished with
18 offensive rebounds, compared to three for the Clippers, outscored Los
Angeles 21-3 in second-chance points, and had 96 field goal attempts to
LA’s 78 … Toronto’s Chris Boucher snapped a 105-all tie with a pair of
free throws with 2:08 remaining, and Siakam’s slam with 1:34 left gave
Toronto a four-point edge … After a missed 3 by Morris, VanVleet added
a decisive 3-pointer with 25 seconds left.
1 2 3 4 TOT
LA CLIPPERS 29 33 25 21 108
TORONTO 32 24 26 34 116
GAME 67 – MARCH 12, 2022
TORONTO 127, DENVER 115

DENVER — Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, Scottie Barnes had 25 and
the Toronto Raptors pulled away late to beat the Denver Nuggets 127-
115 … Chris Boucher added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors,
and Barnes also had 10 assists and eight rebounds … They won their third
in a row and improved to 5-5 since the All-Star break … The victory came
on the back end of a back-to-back that began with a victory at NBA-leading Phoenix the night before … Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 10
rebounds to lead the Nuggets … Bones Hyland added 17 points, and Will
Barton had 16 in his return from an ankle injury … Toronto finished with 55
rebounds, including 23 offensive boards leading to 30 second-chance
points … Only nine of Denver’s 46 rebounds were on the offensive end
and the Nuggets had 11 second chance-points … Trailing by two at the
break, the Nuggets got 3-pointers from Hyland and Austin Rivers around a
tip-in from Siakam to close the third quarter with a 99-93 lead … The Raptors regained the lead with a 10-2 burst capped by Boucher’s alley-oop
layup that put them in front 117-109 with 3:56 left to play … Morris made
one of two free throws, but Boucher hit a 3-pointer and Barnes drove in for
a layup around a dunk by Jeff Green to build the Raptors’ lead to 10
points with 1:25 left to secure the victory … Siakam scored 23 of his points
in the first half, helping the Raptors take a 65-63 lead.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 28 37 28 34 127
DENVER 25 38 36 16 115
GAME 66 – MARCH 11, 2022
TORONTO 117, PHOENIX 112

PHOENIX — Gary Trent Jr. scored 42 points and the Toronto Raptors
held off the Phoenix Suns, beating the NBA’s leading team 117-112 …
Trent was 8 from 11 from 3-point range and 13 of 21 from the floor … He
fell just short of his career high of 44 points set last season … He also had
eight rebounds … Pascal Siakam added 25 points and 10 assists for the
Raptors, and Scottie Barnes had 15 points …

2021-22 SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result

Wed. Oct. 20 Washington L 98-83
Fri. Oct. 22 at Boston W 115-83
Sat. Oct. 23 Dallas L 103-95
Mon. Oct. 25 Chicago L 111-108
Wed. Oct. 27 Indiana W 118-100
Fri. Oct. 29 Orlando W 110-109
Sat. Oct. 30 at Indiana W 97-94
Mon. Nov. 1 at New York W 113-104
Wed. Nov. 3 at Washington W 109-100
Fri. Nov. 5 Cleveland L 102-101
Sun. Nov. 7 Brooklyn L 116-103
Wed. Nov. 10 at Boston L 104-88
Thu. Nov. 11 at Philadelphia W 115-109
Sat. Nov. 13 Detroit L 127-121
Mon. Nov. 15 at Portland L 118-113
Thu. Nov. 18 at Utah L 119-103
Fri. Nov. 19 at Sacramento W 108-89
Sun. Nov. 21 at Golden State L 119-104
Wed. Nov. 24 at Memphis W 126-113
Fri. Nov. 26 at Indiana L 114-97
Sun. Nov. 28 Boston L 109-97
Tue. Nov. 30 Memphis L 98-91
Thu. Dec. 2 Milwaukee W 97-93
Sun. Dec. 5 Washington W 102-90
Wed. Dec. 8 Oklahoma City L 110-109
Fri. Dec. 10 New York W 90-87
Mon. Dec. 13 Sacramento W 124-101
Tue. Dec. 14 at Brooklyn L 131-129 (OT)
Thu. Dec. 16 Chicago POSTPONED
Sat. Dec. 18 Golden State W 119-100
Mon. Dec. 20 Orlando POSTPONED
Wed. Dec. 22 at Chicago POSTPONED
Sun. Dec. 26 at Cleveland L 144-99
Tue. Dec. 28 Philadelphia L 114-109
Fri. Dec. 31 LA Clippers W 116-108
Sun. Jan. 2 New York W 120-105
Tue. Jan. 4 San Antonio W 129-104
Wed. Jan. 5 at Milwaukee W 117-111
Fri. Jan. 7 Utah W 122-108
Sun. Jan. 9 New Orleans W 105-101
Tue. Jan. 11 Phoenix L 99-95
Fri. Jan. 14 at Detroit L 103-87
Sat. Jan. 15 at Milwaukee W 103-96
Mon. Jan. 17 at Miami L 104-99
Wed. Jan. 19 at Dallas L 102-98
Fri. Jan. 21 at Washington W 109-105
Sun. Jan. 23 Portland L 114-105
Tue. Jan. 25 Charlotte W 125-113
Wed. Jan. 26 at Chicago L 111-105
Sat. Jan. 29 at Miami W 124-120 (3OT)
Mon. Jan. 31 at Atlanta W 106-100
Tue. Feb. 1 Miami W 110-106
Thu. Feb. 3 Chicago W 127-120 (OT)
Fri. Feb. 4 Atlanta W 125-114
Mon. Feb. 7 at Charlotte W 116-101
Wed. Feb. 9 at Oklahoma City W 117-98
Thu. Feb. 10 at Houston W 139-120
Sat. Feb. 12 Denver L 110-109
Mon. Feb. 14 at New Orleans L 120-90
Wed. Feb. 16 at Minnesota W 103-91
Fri. Feb. 25 at Charlotte L 125-93
Sat. Feb. 26 at Atlanta L 127-100
Mon. Feb. 28 at Brooklyn W 133-97
Tue. Mar. 1 Brooklyn W 109-108
Thu. Mar. 3 Detroit L 108-106
Fri Mar. 4 Orlando L 103-97
Sun. Mar. 6 at Cleveland L 104-96
Wed. Mar. 9 at San Antonio W 119-104
Fri. Mar. 11 at Phoenix W 117-112
Sat. Mar. 12 at Denver W 127-115
Mon. Mar. 14 at LA Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 16 at LA Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 18 LA Lakers 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 20 at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 21 at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 24 Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 26 Indiana 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 28 Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 30 Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 1 at Orlando 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 3 Miami 7:00 p.m.#
Tue. Apr. 5 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 7 Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 8 Houston 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 10 at New York TBD
KEY: * ESPN # NBATV ^ TNT

LAKERS

LAST TIME OUT:LeBron James became the only player in NBA history to tally 10,000+ points, 10,000+ rebounds and 10,000+ assists as he recorded his 10,000th career
assist against the Suns. James finished the night with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one block in 30 minutes. The performance marked his
28th game of the season with 30+ points.
DOUBLE 50 BURGER: LeBron James fi nished with 50 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one block in 36 minutes. The performance marked his second
50-point game of the season and the 14th such game of his career, tying Rick Barry for sixth most in NBA history. In his last two home games, James has
scored 106 points, the fi rst Lakers player to score 100+ across two consecutive home games in a single season since Kobe Bryant did so in April of 2007.
James is the sixth player in NBA history to score 50+ points in consecutive home games and the only player to do so after turning 30.
ULTIMATE WARRIOR: LeBron James fi nished with a season-high 56 points (19-31 FG, 6-11 3FG, 12-13 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and one
block in 38 minutes on 3/5 vs. Golden State, good for the sixth 50-point double-double of his career. James became the fi rst Lakers player to tally 55+ points
and 10+ rebounds since Shaquille O’Neal on March 6, 2000. He is just the fourth player in NBA history to record a 50-point game at age 37 or older, joining
Jamal Crawford, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. James scored 30 points in the second half, his highest scoring half since scoring 35 points in the second
half on April 6, 2018 at Philadelphia. He has now scored at least 30 points in 19 diff erent halves throughout his career
TWENTY FIVE A NIGHT: LeBron James put together a scoring streak unlike anything he has done since the 2007-08 season. James scored at least 25 points in 23 consecutive games,
good for the longest streak of his career. The last time he had such a streak was from 1/25/08-3/8/08 when he scored 25+ points in 21 consecutive games. His streak is tied for the longest such streak in the NBA this season
HALF A NIGHT, RUSS: Russell Westbrook had one of his strongest nights since joining the Lakers as he finished with 35 points (12-23 FG), four rebounds and fi ve assists on 1/28 against the Hornets. Westbrook scored 30 of his points in the second half, becoming the first Lakers player to have a 30-point half since Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in the final half of his career on 4/13/16 vs. Utah. The performance marked the seventh time that Westbrook
had scored 30+ in a single half and the fi rst time since scoring 30 points in the second half on 3/7/17 vs. Portland. Westbrook is just the seventh player this
season to tally a 30-point half.
I’M THE CAPTAIN AGAIN: For the sixth consecutive season and ninth time overall, LeBron James led all players in All-Star voting as he was named an All-Star for the 18th time in his career. James has been named a captain in every year since the NBA switched to the current format and improved to 5-0 as the team captain of the annual event. His 18th straight
selection ties him with Kobe Bryant for most all-time and his 18th overall selection ties him with Bryant for second-most
selections in NBA history. A three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP and the contest’s all-time leading scorer (413 points),
James made his NBA-record 18th All-Star start on February 20, 2022, fi nishing with 24 points, six rebounds, eight assists,
three steals and one block in 36 minutes.
10 ACROSS THE BOARDS: Dwight Howard added to his Hall of Fame resume as he passed Nate Thurmond for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time rebounds list
on 1/21 against the Orlando Magic. With his fi rst rebound of the night, Howard broke a tie with Thurmond to take sole possession of 10th place, recording
his 14, 465th career rebound.
PASSING THE ALL-TIME PASSERS: LeBron James continued his climb up the NBA’s all-time lists as he moved passed Oscar Robertson on the all-time
assists list on 1/9 vs. Memphis. With his seventh assist of the night, James passed Robertson for seventh all-time, passing out his 9,888th career assist.
James will now look to become just one of seven players all-time to tally 10,000 career assists.
DOUBLE-TRIPLE-DOUBLE: In the Lakers’ 132-123 win over the Houston Rockets, both LeBron James and Russell Westbrook recorded triple-doubles and
James added to his list of career milestones.
• LeBron James became the third player in NBA history to score 36,000 points as he fi nished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two
blocks in 39 minutes. James became the fi rst Lakers player since Kobe Bryant in 2013 to score 30+ points in fi ve consecutive games.
• Russell Westbrook tallied his seventh triple-double of the season with 24 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. James and Westbrook became just the third pair of Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game, and the fi rst since James and Lonzo Ball on 12/15/18.
CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER: LeBron James appeared in his 16th career Christmas Day game, tying Kobe Bryant for most such games all-time, and put on
a show in front of the Crypto.com Arena crown. James fi nished the night with 39 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 40
minutes. With his third free throw of the night, James surpassed Bryant to become the all-time leading scorer on Christmas Day, totaling 422 career points
on the holiday. With his second fi eld goal of the night, James passed Bryant for most career fi eld goals on Christmas Day, now totaling 150 fi eld goals on
December 25th.
BEST IN THE WEST: LeBron James was awarded the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week award on December 13th, winning the weekly honor for
an NBA-record 65th time in his 19-year career. James averaged 28.3 points (.608 FG%, .417 3FG%), 8.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocks as
the Lakers fi nished the week 3-1 with victories over Boston, Oklahoma City and Orlando.
THIRD’S THE (MAGIC) WORD: The Lakers had their strongest defensive performance of the season as they dominated the third quarter against the Orlando
Magic on December 12, holding their opponent to just 10 points in the third frame.
• Los Angeles held the Magic to 37.5 percent (33-88 FG) from the fi eld, the lowest shooting percentage by a Lakers opponent this season
• The Lakers held Orlando to just 8.7 percent shooting (2-23 FG) in the third quarter, the worst shooting percentage by a Lakers opponent in a single
frame since December 14, 1999 vs. LA Clippers (.056, 1-18 FG, Second Quarter)
• Los Angeles scored 23 unanswered points in the third quarter, good for their longest scoring run of the season.

KEEPING IT 100: LeBron James became just the fi fth player in NBA history to record at least 100 career triple-doubles as he recorded his 100th such game
on 12/9 at Memphis. James fi nished the night with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and two blocks in 37 minutes. He joins teammate Russell
Westbrook, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd as they only players to accomplish the feat.
HOT-N-READY COMEBACK: The Lakers picked up their largest come-from-behind victory as they overcame a 17-point defi cit on 11/21/21 at Detroit to beat
the Pistons by a fi nal score of 121-116. It marks the team’s largest comeback since they erased a 20-point Memphis lead on 2/12/21.
• Anthony Davis fiished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and fi ve blocks in 40 minutes. The performance marked the fi rst time that
Davis has tallied 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ steals, 4+ steals and 5+ blocks in a game. He became just the fourth player in NBA history to tally such
statistics, joining Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan.
• Carmelo Anthony led the second unit with 18 points (5-8 3FG), two rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes. It was the sixth time this season that he has
made at least fi ve three-pointers in a game. The only other seasons that Anthony had more games with 5+ triples was 2013-14 (8) and 2017-18 (7).
NO PLACE LIKE HOME: In his 19th season in the NBA, Carmelo Anthony is fi nding himself right at home with the Los Angeles Lakers. Through 32 regular
season home games at Crypto.com Arena, Anthony is shooting 44.6 percent (82-184 3FG) from three-point range on the Lakers home court. His shooting
percentage at home would rank third in the league among three-point shooters. Including road contests, he is currently shooting at a 39.2 percent clip on
the year.
ALAMO-T: The Lakers picked up their first overtime victory of the season on 10/26 at San Antonio, securing a 125-121 victory. Anthony Davis and Russell
Westbrook each grabbed a 30-point double-double in the win. The Lakers overcame a 12-point defi cit in the win, marking their second consecutive win
where they had to overcome a double-digit defi cit. The win also marked the 400th career victory for Head Coach Frank Vogel.
AGING LIKE FINE NINE: Carmelo Anthony continued to climb up the NBA’s all-time scoring list as he passed Moses Malone for ninth all-time on 10/24 vs.
Memphis
• Anthony finished with a team-high 28 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks on the historic night.
• He shot 10-15 from the fi eld and 6-8 from three-point range, marking his 20th career game with at least six three-pointers made.


RAPTORS-NUGGETS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #67 – TORONTO RAPTORS (36-30) at DENVER NUGGETS (40-27)
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 – 9 P.M. (ET) – BALL ARENA
TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

TOR@DEN

Denver Nuggets

Barton, Will Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprain
Cancar, Vlatko Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Surgery
Gordon, Aaron Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Soreness
Hyland, Bones Probable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness
Murray, Jamal Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Injury Recovery
Nnaji, Zeke Questionable Injury/Illness – Bilateral Knee; Soreness
Porter Jr., Michael Out Injury/Illness – Lumbar Spine; Surgery


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
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness


• The Toronto Raptors (36-30) continue a six-game road trip (March 6-16) with the second game of a backto-back set Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. The Raptors have won two in a row and are now 4-5 since the All-Star break.
• Pascal Siakam recorded his team-leading 21st double-double of the season with 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in 41 minutes Friday against the Suns. Siakam has now scored 20+ points in five straight
games (Mar. 3-11). He is averaging 26.2 points and shooting 50 percent (48-96) from the field, including .412 (7-17) from beyond the arc, during this stretch.
• Despite missing 12 games this season, Fred VanVleet (213) currently ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goals – behind only Stephen Curry (275) and Buddy Hield (217). VanVleet needs 25 threes in the final
16 games to surpass Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 three-pointers set during the 2017-18 campaign. VanVleet has made five-or-more threes in 19 games this season.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.6 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 53 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 finished with 15 points, six rebounds and a season high-tying five steals in 37 minutes Friday at Phoenix. Barnes recorded five steals in a game for the third time this season – the most by a rookie since Lonzo Ball and Ben Simmons both did it three times in 2017-18.
• Toronto outrebounded the Suns 48-40, including 12-5 on the offensive glass, Friday night. The Raptors (13.1) currently rank second in the NBA in offensive rebounds. Toronto is +24 (81-57) on the offensive glass through six games in March and has collected a league-best 81 offensive boards this month.
Gary Trent Jr. tied a season high with 42 points (13-21 FG, 8-11 3PT, 8-8 FT) – two shy of his career high in Friday’s victory at Phoenix. Trent Jr. also matched his career best with eight rebounds.
GARY TRENT JR. – SEASON SPLITS
GAMES PPG FG% 3PT% 30-POINT GAMES
ROAD 29 21.0 .441 .412 7
HOME 28 15.5 .389 .346 2

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: 35.4 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.2 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.0
• Recorded 15 points, six rebounds and a season high-tying five steals in 37 minutes Mar. 11 at Phoenix.
• Ranks third among rookies in rebounds (7.6), fourth in scoring (15.0) and first in minutes (35.4).
• 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: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.6
• Finished with 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in 41 minutes Mar. 11 at Phoenix.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-high 21 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 24.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists through six games in March.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

MIN: 18.4 REB: 4.4 AST: 1.1 STL: 0.7 TO: 0.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Contributed four points and six rebounds in 26 minutes of action Mar. 11 at Phoenix.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 17 games as a starter this season.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.3
• Tied a season best with 42 points Mar. 11 at Phoenix; also tied a career high with eight rebounds in 40 minutes.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals per game (1.82) and total deflections (205).
• Leads the team with 104 steals this season; had 105 steals in his first three seasons (2018-21) combined.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.3
• Tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes Mar. 11 at Phoenix.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.1) – has logged 40+ minutes in 15 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. 12, 2022

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 36-30 23-19 13-11
HOME 17-15 11-9 6-6
AWAY 19-15 12-10 7-5
OVERTIME 2-1 2-1 0-0


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, March 14
Tip-Off: 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. LOS ANGELES
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2020-21 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 20-29 11-14 9-15
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 1 Won 6
LAST WIN: May 2, 2021 (121-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: May 2, 2021 (121-114)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +33 (Dec. 2, 2016)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -20 (Jan. 6, 2002)
LAST TIME VS. LOS ANGELES
GAME 65 – MAY 2, 2021
TORONTO 121, LA LAKERS 114

LOS ANGELES – Kyle Lowry had 37 points and 11 assists, Pascal
Siakam had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the short-handed Toronto
Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 … LeBron James had
19 points, seven rebounds and six assists before going back to the locker
room with 6:42 to play … It was the second game back for James after
missing 20 because of a sprained right ankle … Toronto ended a three-game losing streak despite not having Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Chris
Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. available because of injuries or to rest …
DeAndre’ Bembry had 14 points off the bench and the Raptors led by as
many as 21 … Kyle Kuzma had 24 points for Los Angeles, Anthony Davis
chipped in with 12 and Andre Drummond had 19 points and 11 rebounds
… After trailing by as many as 12 points in the first quarter, the Raptors
led 72-59 at the half after blitzing the Lakers for 40 points in the second …
A rampaging Lowry had 13, including the final seven points for Toronto
going into the locker room, and Bembry chipped in with 11 … The Lakers
got back within 10 points early in the fourth quarter, but Lowry responded
with a personal 8-2 run … Lowry was 8 for 13 from 3-point range and 12
for 20 overall …Kuzma hit a 3 with 58.8 seconds to play to cut Toronto’s
lead to six before Bembry and Siakam hit free throws to seal it.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 32 40 27 22 121
LA LAKERS 38 21 25 30 114
GAME 66 – MARCH 11, 2022
TORONTO 117, PHOENIX 112
PHOENIX — Gary Trent Jr. scored 42 points and the Toronto Raptors
held off the Phoenix Suns, beating the NBA’s leading team 117-112 …
Trent was 8 from 11 from 3-point range and 13 of 21 from the floor … He
fell just short of his career high of 44 points set last season … He also had
eight rebounds … Pascal Siakam added 25 points and 10 assists for the
Raptors, and Scottie Barnes had 15 points … The Raptors improved to 36-
30, winning two straight after dropping three in a row … That coincides
with the return of Fred VanVleet, who missed five games with a knee
injury … VanVleet had 10 points and eight rebounds … Cameron Payne
had 24 points for the Suns, and Devin Booker had 22 … Booker missed
two 3-point attempts in the final minute and was held to three points in the
fourth quarter … Mikael Bridges scored 18 points for Phoenix, DeAndre
Ayton had 16 and Jae Crowder 13 … The Suns fell to 53-14 … Toronto
opened up a 96-82 lead through three quarters … But the Suns rallied with
a 20-6 run to tie it at 102 with 4:36 remaining … With 3:27 left in the third
quarter, Booker fouled Precious Achiuwa on a drive to the basket … Booker was assessed a flagrant foul (penalty one) … Achiuwa made two free
throws and Fred VanVleet made a 3-pointer to give Toronto its biggest
lead to that point at 83-71 … The Raptors led by 16 in the period.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 30 26 40 21 117
PHOENIX 24 28 30 30 112

NUGGETS LAST GAME STARTERS
POS. NO. PLAYER PPG RPG APG NOTABLES
F 50 Aaron Gordon
6-8, 235 14.5 5.7 2.5
Tallied 28 points (9-17 FG’s, 10-15 FT’s), 8
rebounds and 2 assists in 43 minutes vs. NOP
on 3/6 … Has scored 15+ points in 7 of the
last 18 games.
F 32 Jeff Green
6-8 235 10.4 3.2 1.3
Posted 11 points (3-5 FG’s, 5-5 FT’s), 5
rebounds and 1 assist in 29 minutes vs. GSW
on 3/10 … Has scored 14+ points in 7 of the
last 20 games.
C 15 Nikola Jokić
7-0, 284 26.1 13.9 8.1
Registered 23 points (9-21 FG’s), 12
rebounds and 9 assists vs. GSW on 3/10 …
Had a triple double in 11 of the last 25 games
… 7th all-time with 75 career triple doubles.
G 25

Austin Rivers
6-4, 200
6.2 1.7 1.2
Tallied 15 points (6-12 FGs, 2-6 3FGs), 4
assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds vs. GSW on
3/7 vs. GSW … Shooting .332 from three this
season (63-190).
G 11 Monte Morris
6-2, 183 13.0 3.0 4.3
Posted 19 points (8-14 FG’s, 3-5 3 FG’s), 5
rebounds and 1 assist in 30 minutes vs. GSW
on 3/10 … Shooting 41.8% from three over
his last 12 games.
DENVER NUGGETS STAFF
Head Coach: Michael Malone (Loyola-MD) Assistant Coaches: David Adelman (Portland), Jordi Fernandez
(Inefc Lleida), Popeye Jones (Murray State), Ryan Bowen (Iowa), Charles Klask (Michigan State), John Beckett
(Eckerd College), Ognjen Stojakovic; Player Development: Stephen Graham (Oklahoma State), Boniface N’Dong
Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Andrew Munson (Iowa) Assistant Video Coordinator: Conor Griffin
(Washington) Video Room Associate: Jordan Bickerstaff (Whittier College) VP of Sports Medicine: Steve Short
(Dayton) Head Athletic Trainer: Dan Shimensky (Utah) Associate Head Athletic Trainer: Jason Miller (Iowa)
Director of Performance/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Felipe Eichenberger (N.W. Oklahoma State
University) Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Claus Antunes de Souza (Tulsa) Director of Sport
Science/Physical Therapist: Matt Tuttle (Syracuse).
NUGGETS 2021-22 RECORDS
RECORD HOME ROAD OT

OVERALL: 40-27 20-12 20-15 3-0 OVERALL: Loss 1
WESTERN: 25-19 12-7 13-12 3-0 HOME: Loss 1
EASTERN: 15-8 8-5 7-3 — ROAD: Won 5
PLAYER STATUS
JAMAL MURRAY – LEFT KNEE INJURY RECOVERY. OUT.
MICHAEL PORTER JR. – LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY. OUT.
VLATKO CANCAR – RIGHT FOOT SURGERY. OUT.
WILL BARTON – LEFT ANKLE SPRAIN. QUESTIONABLE.
ZEKE NNAJI – BILATERAL KNEE SORENESS. QUESTIONABLE.
AARON GORDON – RIGHT FOOT SORENESS. QUESTIONABLE.
BONES HYLAND – RIGHT KNEE SORENESS. PROBABLE.
ON THE AIR
Tonight’s game will be televised on Altitude with Chris Marlowe and Scott Hastings on the call. Jason
Kosmicki, the voice of the Nuggets will call the game on Altitude Radio 92.5.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
2/25/22: Signed DeMarcus Cousins for the remainder for the season … 1/21/22: Signed DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract … 1/19/22: Acquired Bryn Forbes via three team
trade with Boston and San Antonio in exchange for Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier … 1/19/22: Waived James Ennis III … 1/10/22: Signed James Ennis III to a 10-day contract … 1/10/22:
Waived Carlik Jones and Rayjon Tucker … 1/1/22: Signed Carlik Jones to a 10-day contract … 12/31/21: Signed Rajon Tucker to a 10-day contract … 12/30/21: Signed Davon Reed
to Exhibit 10 contract … 12/4/21: Signed Davon Reed to Exhibit 10 contract … 11/23/21: Recalled Vlatko Cancar from the G League … 11/18/21: Assigned Vlatko Cancar to the G
League … 11/17/21: Recalled Petr Cornelie from the G League … 10/16/21: Waived Nik Stauskas … 10/15/21: Waived Davon Reed, Tarik Black and Giorgi Bezhanishvili … 10/11/21:
Signed Giorgi Bezhanishvili … 10/11/21: Waived Matt Ryan … 9/29/21: Signed Michael Porter Jr. to a contract extension … 9/28/21: Re-signed Aaron Gordon … 9/18/21: Signed
Petr Cornelie to a two-way contract … 8/31/21: Signed Austin Rivers … 8/18/21: Re-Signed JaMychal Green … 8/11/21: Signed Jeff Green … 8/11/21: Re-signed Will Barton …
8/4/21: Drafted Bones Hyland.

STARTING TO ROLL….
The Nuggets are starting to find their stride as the season ramps up and playoff positioning begins. Denver took down Sacramento Kings 106-100 on the road on 3/9, winning
their third game in four nights and it marked their 10th win in the last 11 games. In those 11 games, the Nuggets are averaging 119.4 points on 49.3% shooting, 28.7 assists
per game, 26.9 free throw attempts a game and have a +7.0-score differential. If you go back further, to January 23rd, the Nuggets are 17-5 which marks the third
best record in the NBA in that span (Celtics 17-3, Suns 16-4).
THREE POINT KING THRILL
Will Barton is the longest tenured Nugget on the roster, spending eight seasons in Denver and he
has certainly left his mark on the franchise. Barton has gone from a second-round draft pick who
was knocked for his jumper to becoming the Nuggets all-time leader in three-point field goals.
Barton is just the second player in team history to eclipse 700+ threes in a career.
VINTAGE COUSINS
The Nuggets were without Nikola Jokic due to a non-covid illness for their home matchup against the Houston Rockets on 3/4 and DeMarcus Cousins stepped in and played
his best game in a Nuggets uniform. Boogie posted a season-high 31 points (10-14 FG, 3-4 3FG, 8-9 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in just 24 minutes,
leading the Nuggets to a 116-101 win. His 31 points in 24 minutes, were the fewest minutes in a 30+ point game in Nuggets NBA franchise history and the third
fewest minutes played in a 30+ point game in his career. Some other highlights from his big night:
• Third career game recording 30 points in 35 minutes or fewer, matching Freeman Williams for the most such games in the shot clock era (since 1954-55).
• 11th career game with 31+ points, 9+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 3+ steals.
• Scored 30+ points for the first time since 1/22/18 vs. CHI.
• Made a season-high 10 FGs and a season-high three 3FGs.
BOOGIE ON DOWN
DeMarcus Cousins time with the Nuggets has become exactly what the team was looking for to help solidify their second unit. The big man signed for the remainder of the
season on 2/25 and then dominated the Trail Blazers bench on 2/27, finishing with 19 points on 7-10 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists and one steal in just 18 minutes,
helping the Nuggets win 124-92. He is the only NBA player in the last 35 seasons to post those numbers while playing 20 minutes or less.
Additionally, the Nuggets have won 11 of 12 games when Cousins sees the court to begin his stint in Denver. In those 12 games for Denver, he is
averaging 9.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 14.6 minutes per game.
MR. 300
The Nuggets and the city of Denver are lucky to have Michael Malone. Malone has helped lead the Nuggets ascension
in the Western Conference since taking over in the 2016 and the wins have piled up. With their 128-110 victory over
the Sacramento Kings on 2/24, Coach Malone won his 300th game as the Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets,
becoming only the third coach in franchise history to have at least 300 wins.
REBOUNDING = SUCCESS
The Nuggets returned home to Ball Arena in their final home game before the All-Star break and they didn’t disappoint the home fans, beating the Orlando Magic 121-111.
Denver had all five starters score in double figures, winning 28 of the last 32 games when that has occurred. The Nuggets also outrebounded the Magic 52-42, moving to 22-8
on the season when they outrebound an opponent.
The 52 total rebounds were significant, as it marked the fifth straight game the Nuggets have grabbed 50+ rebounds (4-1). It is the longest streak with
50+ boards since April 1991 and the second longest all-time in franchise history (six games in a row, done November 1976).
TRAVELING DEFENSE
The Nuggets have played a Western Conference leading 31 road games as of 2/12 and
they added to their win total, taking down the Toronto Raptors 110-109 on February 12th
.
The Nuggets defense held strong in the second half allowing 52 points including a game
sealing Nikola Jokić block as time expired. For the game, they held the Raptors to 48.9%
shooting from the field.
Denver is quietly building an impressive road streak, the win against the
Raptors marked the 17th road game in which the Nuggets have held their opponent to under 50% shooting from the field. It marks the second longest streak in
franchise history, with the longest stretching 37 games done from 11/30/93-11/11/94.
TALE OF TWO HALVES
The Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 124-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on 2/6. The story of the game was how the Nuggets flipped in the second
half and looked like a new team from the first half. After allowing 75 points in the first half, Denver held Brooklyn to just 29 points in the second half. It was a season-low
allowed by Denver in the second half and the first time doing so since 12/9/13 at WAS. It also marked the 11th time in franchise history holding an opponent to 29
or fewer points in the second half.
The Nuggets also handed out 37 assists, their second most this season, and are now 25-9 when having 25+ assists and 11- 4 when dishing out 30+
assists this season.
FIVE STRAIGHT TO END JANUARY
The Nuggets continued their winning ways on the road on their current six game road trip. Denver took down the Milwaukee Bucks 136-100 on 1/30, winning their fifth straight
game. It also marked their fourth straight win on the road, the longest streak since winning six in a row in February/March 2021. The Nuggets made 23 threes in the game,
tying for the third most made in team history and hade nine players knock down at least one 3FG. Denver is now 11-0 all time when making at least 20 threes in game.
They also dished out 39 assists, the 40th time in team history with that many (just 11th since 1991, 11-0 in those game). The Nuggets end January with
11 wins, their fourth straight year with 11+ wins in January. In the first 42 years in team history, Denver had a total of 11+ wins in January only six times.
NUGGETS FRANCHISE HISTORY – CAREER THREE POINT FG’S
RANK/PLAYER # OF THREES

  1. Will Barton 771
  2. J.R. Smith 768
  3. Jamal Murray 673
    NUGGETS HEAD COACHES – ALL-TIME WINS
    COACH # OF WINS SEASONS
  4. Doug Moe 432 10
  5. George Karl 423 9
  6. Michael Malone 303 7
    CONSECUTIVE ROAD GAMES HOLDING OPP. TO UNDER 50% SHOOTING
    STREAK START/STREAK END # OF GAMES
  7. 11/30/93-11/11/94 37
  8. 12/11/21-2/12/22 17
  9. 11/25/00-2/3/01 17


    BENCH GOES, WE GO

    It’s no coincidence that when the Nuggets bench plays well, that usually means good things. They did exactly that on 1/26 at BKN, helping Denver secure a 124-118 road win.
    The second unit accounted for 51 points, marking the fifth time this season that the bench has had 50+ points in game and the third time in last eight games.
    Austin Rivers led the way for the second unit, putting up a season-high 25 points on 8-11 FG’s and 7-10 3FG’s and two steals in 26 minutes. Rivers became the
    first Nuggets reserve since Will Barton (3/16/17) to make 7+ threes in a game and the first to do so on the road since J.R. Smith in 2010.
    GOING STREAKING
    The Nuggets finally have their first extended home stand of the season and so far, they have made the most of it. Denver has opened with three wins against the Trail Blazers
    Lakers and Clippers. Their shot making and ball movement has been elite, helping them achieve two impressive streaks. Denver made 23 three-pointers on 1/15 vs. LAL, the
    second most made threes in franchise history. The previous game vs. POR on 1/13, the Nuggets knocked down 21, marking the first time in franchise history Denver has
    made 20+ threes in back-to-back games and just the 28th time in NBA history a team has accomplished that feat.
    The Nuggets also had a season-high tying 35 assists against the Lakers, followed by 31 assists against the Clippers on 1/19, improving to 9-2 when handing out
    30+ assists and 19-6 when having 25+ assists in a game. It also marked the third straight game Denver had 35+ assists, the first time doing that since December
    1990.
    GETTING BIZZY WITH IT
    When Bones Hyland is playing well, that usually means the Nuggets are succeeding and that was exactly the case vs. LAL on 1/15. The rookie had the best game of his career,
    posting career-highs in points (27), rebounds (10), minutes played (34), field-goal attempts (15), three-point field goals (6), three-point attempts (10) and tied career-highs in
    steals (2), field goals (8), free throws (5) and free throw attempts (5). It also marked Hyland’s first career double-double
    Hyland is the only rookie in the NBA this season to post 27+ points, 10+ rebounds, 2+ assists and 2+ steals … The Nuggets are now 9-0 when Hyland scores 10+
    points. Finally, Bones joins Will Barton and Wilson Chandler as just the third Nugget to come off the bench and post 27+ points with 6+ made three-pointers.
    SECOND UNIT STEPS UP
    The Nuggets bench hasn’t been a strong suit for Denver this season with lineups being interchanged often due to injuries or COVID protocols. However, the bench was fantastic
    on 1/13 vs. Portland helping the Nuggets cruise to a 140-108 home victory. The 140 points marked a season-high and it was the first time scoring 140+ points in a non-overtime
    game since scoring 146 vs. the Pelicans on 11/17/17. The bench was led by Facundo Campazzo who posted 18 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 3FG), a season-high tying 12 assists and
    four steals in 27 minutes for his second double-double of the year.
    Campazzo became just the fifth reserve in the NBA since 1980-81 to have 18+ points, 12+ assists and 4+ steals, joining Mike Gale, Clyde Drexler, Brevin Knight
    and Jrue Holiday. The other strong performance from the second unit came from Bones Hyland who posted 17 points (6-12 FG, 5-8 3FG), four rebounds and three
    assists in 23 minutes Bones has proven to be a key to the Nuggets success as they are now 8-0 this season when Bones scores 10+ points.
    YEAH BABBYYYYY
    Austin Rivers tenure in Oklahoma City years ago was minimal, as he never suited up for the Thunder after being included in a trade and later waived. But Rivers had his best
    game of the season at OKC on 1/9. He helped the Nuggets win 99-95, as he posted a season-high 22 points (8-13 FG’s, 6-9 3FG’s), a season-high tying five rebounds and one
    assist in 30 minutes.
    It was the fifth time this season a reserve has scored 20+ for the Nuggets (done by five different players). Rivers was on fire from long distance, connecting on
    six threes, making at least one each quarter. Denver is now 35-7 all time when a bench player makes six or more threes in game.
    FACUNDO THE MAGICIAN
    The pride of Cordoba, Argentina saw his second start of the season at Houston on 1/1 due to a COVID depleted team. Campazzo dazzled on the court all night, leading the
    Nuggets in multiple categories, helping them win 124-111 for their third straight road victory. Campazzo finished with a career-high 22 points (7-11 FG’s, 3-5 3FG’s), a careerhigh tying 12 assists, a career-high tying five steals and four rebounds in 34 minutes. He had an historic night, becoming the first Nuggets guard with 22+ points, 10+
    assists and 5+ steals in a game since Allen Iverson in 2008.
    FACU/MONTE MAGIC
    Facundo Campazzo and Monte Morris have both stepped up when the Nuggets have
    needed them. They are a big reason why Denver has been able to stay afloat early in
    the season while getting hit with a serious injury bug. Campazzo and Morris helped
    lead the Nuggets to a 133-115 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks on 12/17. Denver
    had a season-high 35 assists and had six players score in double figures.
    MATINEE AT THE MECCA
    The Nuggets seven game road trip rolled along with an afternoon contest against the New York Knicks on 12/4. Denver got their second win of the trip, in blowout fashion,
    winning wire-to-wire 113-99. It marked the 13th win in the last 14 meetings against the Knicks. The Nuggets were led by Nikola Jokić who had 32 points, 11 rebounds and five
    assists in just 27 minutes, the Joker helped put the game away by having a 15-point third quarter. The bench unit was led by Zeke Nnaji’s career night, who finished with
    a career-high 21 points (7-13 FG’s, 5-9 3FG’s), eight rebounds and two steals in a career-high 34 minutes.
    Denver made 20 three’s in the game, tying for the fifth most in Nuggets history, with all nine players who attempted one making at least one.
    BACK ON TRACK
    The Nuggets went through one of their roughest patches in recent years, losing six straight games but quickly put a stop to that streak in South Beach on 11/29. Nikola
    Jokić returned to action after missing four games due to right wrist sprain and it made all the difference, leading the Nugget to a 120-111 win. It was a balanced scoring
    attack for Denver as seven players scored 10+ points. But the big man led the way, posting 24 points on 9-14 shooting, 15 rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes.
    The Nuggets are now 47-10 all time when the Joker gets 15+ rebounds. Jokić has four games this season with 24+ points, 15+ rebounds and 7+ assists,
    while the rest of the NBA have combined for four such games



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