Siakam, Raptors to visit Porzingis, Wizards
Toronto Raptors (31-33, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (30-32, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors take on Kristaps Porzingis and the Washington Wizards in Eastern Conference action Saturday.
The Wizards are 17-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 50.4 points per game in the paint led by Kyle Kuzma averaging 9.9.
The Raptors are 19-21 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference scoring 52.0 points per game in the paint led by Siakam averaging 11.9.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Wizards won the last matchup 119-108 on March 3. Kuzma scored 30 points to help lead the Wizards to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Monte Morris is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 assists for the Wizards. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.9 points and 5.4 assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
Siakam is averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 6-4, averaging 113.1 points, 42.2 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 51.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points per game.
Raptors: 7-3, averaging 109.1 points, 44.0 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.9 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points.
INJURIES: Wizards: Monte Morris: out (back).
Raptors: Otto Porter Jr.: out for season (foot).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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