Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors
Records: Raptors (2-6), Warriors (5-4)
Where to Watch
Date: Sunday, Jan. 10
Time: 8:30 p.m.
TV: SN One / SN Network
Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
After a record-breaking win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, the Toronto Raptors are back in action as they make their lone trip of the season to The Bay to take on the Golden State Warriors.
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Without Kyle Lowry, who missed the game due to personal reasons, Toronto clawed back from an early 19-point deficit to score a franchise-record 144 points in a 21-point win over the Sacramento Kings. In Lowry's absence, the Raptors enjoyed a combined 56 points from the starting backcourt of Fred VanVleet (34) and Norman Powell (22) while Pascal Siakam scored an efficient 17 points (on 7-for-11 shooting), dished out a game-high 12 assists and fell just one rebound shy of a triple-double.
While Alex Len got his first start of the season, he saw just five minutes of action as Chris Boucher came off the bench to record a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double while reserve guards Terence Davis (18) and Malachi Flynn (12) added another 30 points.
As of 1:30 p.m. ET, Lowry is presumed to be available but guard play will be especially important in this one as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is piecing together a great start to the season after appearing in just five games during the 2019-20 campaign.
Since the Warriors opened the season with two lopsided losses, the two-time MVP is averaging 33.7 points, 6.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds, while attempting 12.0 3s per game at a 44.0% clip. Just one week ago, Curry scored a career-best 62 points in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers and is coming off of a 38-point, 11-assist performance in a comeback win over the LA Clippers.
Golden State trailed LA by as many as 22 points but outscored the Clippers 64-40 in the second half thanks to the play of Curry, who scored 24 of his points in the final two frames and Canadian Andrew Wiggins, who was one of only two other Warriors to finish in double figures with 16 points in the game.
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History suggests that Curry saves his best play for the Raptors, as he averages 28.3 points over 18 career games against Toronto - more than he averages against all other 28 teams he's faced in his career. He'll look to keep that up as the Warriors have relied heavily on his production to stay afloat this season, as they are 5-4 through nine games.
As for the Raptors, a win would do wonders in building more momentum as they enter the night at 2-6 but have shown great improvement in their last two outings. With two more games remaining on its four-game West Coast swing, Toronto looks to build momentum after an uncharacteristically slow start to the year.
As of 1:30 p.m. ET, per the NBA's official injury report.
• Patrick McCaw (Left Knee Surgery rehabilitation) - Out
• Marquese Chriss (Right Fibula Fracture) - Out
• Kevon Looney (Left Hip Soreness) - Questionable
• Alen Smailagic (Right Knee Arthroscopy) - Out
• Klay Thompson (Right Achilles Tendon Repair) - Out
• Andrew Wiggins (Right Foot Soreness) - Questionable
- Including the 2019 NBA Finals, the Raptors have won five straight games in The Bay, with their last loss coming on Oct. 25, 2017
- Stephen Curry's father, Dell, finished his career with the Raptors, playing in 194 regular-season games from 1999-2002 and an additional 19 playoff games
- Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins was born in Toronto, Canada while guard Mychal Mulder was born in Etobicoke, Canada
- Raptors wing Patrick McCaw spent two seasons with the Warriors, winning NBA titles in 2017 and 2018
- Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and Raptors centre Aron Baynes were teammates with the Phoenix Suns during the 2019-20 season
- Raptors guard Norman Powell and Warriors big man Kevon Looney were teammates for one season at UCLA
Last Time They Played
Date: Mar. 5, 2020
Score: Raptors 121, Warriors 113
Raptors: Norman Powell - 37 points (13-21 FG, 4-8 3FG), 3 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Warriors: Stephen Curry - 23 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds
Raptors vs. Warriors: Betting odds, spread, over/under
Spread: Raptors -3.0 (-110), Warriors +3.0 (-110)
Raptors Moneyline: -145
Kings Moneyline: +125
*Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book
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