The Toronto Raptors travel to take on the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Both teams enter this contest on a back-to-back, each having played on Friday night with the Raptors picking up a win over the Orlando Magic and the Pacers falling to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Raptors are riding their first win streak of the season, squeaking out a victory over the Magic in a game that went down to the buzzer. Orlando closed the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run and had an opportunity to win the game on the last possession, but quick hands from Gary Trent Jr. forced the inbounds pass to go into the backcourt, where Cole Anthony had to attempt a halfcourt heave to try and save the day.
Rookie forward Scottie Barnes showed out in the big rookie matchup against Jalen Suggs, going for a team-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block. His coast-to-coast dunk in which he only needed three dribbles to get from one end of the floor to the other was the viral highlight of another breakout performance for the 20-year-old.
ALL GAS NO BRAKES pic.twitter.com/g8KeJqG2Sa- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2021
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The Raptors now shift their focus to the Pacers, who they defeated earlier this week in Toronto, 118-100.
Their frontcourt did a remarkable job containing All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis, who scored a season-low nine points on only four (!) shot attempts. Taking Indiana's best player out of the equation made life easy for the Raptors, but Sabonis will be coming back with a vengeance as the Pacers are desperate for a win with a 1-5 record.
He had a quiet 16 points in Friday's loss to the Nets, whereas reserve forward Torrey Craig stole the show, going for a career-high 28 points to go with 11 rebounds.
The Pacers had to play without their floor general, Malcolm Brogdon, who missed the game due to a hamstring injury. It has yet to be announced if he will suit up for Saturday's contest.
What channel is Raptors vs. Pacers on?
- TV channel: SN One (Canada), Bally Sports Indiana and NBA League Pass (USA)
- Radio: TSN Radio 1050
Raptors vs. Pacers will air on Sportsnet One in Canada with Matt Devlin and former Raptor Alvin Williams on the call. The game will air on Bally Sports Indiana in the Pacers' local market and NBA League Pass outside of Indiana's local market in the U.S.
What time does Raptors vs. Pacers start?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
Raptors vs. Pacers is scheduled to tip just after at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30. The game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Is Pascal Siakam playing vs. Pacers?
Injury Report: 10/29/21 08:30 AM
The latest injury report has Pascal Siakam listed as out for the Raptors game against the Pacers on Saturday. Siakam has yet to appear in a game this season but he is working out with the Raptors 905 in anticipation of a return to the lineup.
|Team||Player Name||Current Status||Reason|
|Toronto Raptors||Pascal Siakam||Out||Injury/Illness - Left shoulder; Injury recovery|
|Yuta Watanabe||Out||Injury/Illness - Left calf; Strain|
|Indiana Pacers||Not yet submitted|
Raptors Next Five Games
|DATE||OPP||TIME / TV||VENUE|
|Oct 30, 2021||@ Pacers||7:30 pm||Gainbridge Fieldhouse|
|Nov 1, 2021||@ Knicks||7:30 pm||Madison Square Garden|
|Nov 3, 2021||@ Wizards||7:00 pm||Capital One Arena|
|Nov 5, 2021||vs. Cavs||7:30 pm||Scotiabank Arena|
|Nov 7, 2021||vs. Nets||12:30 pm||Scotiabank Arena|
*All times are ET
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