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Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors: Game preview, injury report, TV channel, start time and odds

Who's Playing

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors

Records: Raptors (18-30), Warriors (23-25)

Where to Watch

Date: Friday, April 2

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: SN One / SNE / SNO

Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Game Preview

Following a tough loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday, the Warriors travel to Tampa to take on the Raptors.

It's the second meeting between the Warriors and Raptors this season. The first went down to the wire, with a jumper from Pascal Siakam rimming out at the buzzer.

When the two teams meet on Friday, the Raptors will be looking to bounce back from one of the worst months in franchise history. They're fortunate to still be in the race for the Eastern Conference's play-in tournament despite going 1-13 in the month of March, but the Raptors are running out of time to catch the likes of the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers with only 24 games remaining in their schedule.

Toronto will have to get it done without Kyle Lowry, who is expected to be out for at least another week with a right foot infection.

MORE: Where Raptors stand heading into final stretch

The Warriors are in a fight themselves. At 23-25, they're currently in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, wedged between the San Antonio Spurs (24-22) in eighth and Memphis Grizzlies (22-23) in 10th. While they have one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league, every game from here on out matters for them as they look to return to the playoffs following one of the worst seasons in franchise history.

Injury Report

Raptors

  • Jalen Harris (right hip pointer) - Out
  • Rodney Hood (right hip soreness) - Out
  • Patrick McCaw (left knee swelling) - Out
  • Paul Watson (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out
  • Kyle Lowry (right foot infection) - Out

Warriors

Game Notes

  • The Warriors rank 21st in offensive efficiency (109.0) and ninth in defensive efficiency (110.0).
  • The Raptors rank 13th in offensive efficiency (112.1) and 24th in defensive efficiency (112.7).
  • Damian Lillard (3.0) and CJ McCollum (2.6) are the only players making more pull-up 3s per game than Stephen Curry (2.5). Curry is knocking them down at a 40.2 percent clip, one of the best marks in the league.
  • Andrew Wiggins went a scorching 33-for-61 (54.1 percent) from 3-point range in the month of March.
  • Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 3.8 points per game off of screens since being traded to the Raptors, the fourth-highest rate in the league.
  • Fred VanVleet is averaging the league's second-most steals per game (1.8) and the most deflections per game (3.9).
  • The Raptors are 10-14 against teams .500 and above this season, 8-16 against teams below .500.
  • The Warriors are 10-20 against teams .500 and above, 13-5 against teams below .500.

Raptors vs. Warriors: Betting odds, spread, over/under

Spread: Raptors -2.5 (-115), Warriors +2.5 (-105)

Raptors Money line: -125

Warriors Money line: +105

Over/under: 227.0 (-110)

*Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book

Last Time They Played

Date: Jan. 10, 2021

Score: Warriors 106, Raptors 105

Warriors: Andrew Wiggins - 17 points (7-17 FG), 4 assists, 4 blocks, 2 rebounds

Raptors: Pascal Siakam - 25 points (9-19 FG), 11 rebounds, 3 assists

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