Toronto puts home win streak on the line against Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder (34-35, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (33-36, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Oklahoma City trying to prolong its five-game home winning streak.

The Raptors are 21-13 on their home court. Toronto is fifth in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing only 112.1 points while holding opponents to 49.3% shooting.

The Thunder have gone 13-20 away from home. Oklahoma City averages 117.9 points while outscoring opponents by 1.7 points per game.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Nov. 12 the Thunder won 132-113 led by 22 points from Eugene Omoruyi, while Chris Boucher scored 20 points for the Raptors.

TOP PERFORMERS: Scottie Barnes is averaging 15.7 points, seven rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Jalen Williams is scoring 13.6 points per game and averaging 4.3 rebounds for the Thunder. Josh Giddey is averaging 16.6 points and 8.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 108.1 points, 42.4 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

Thunder: 6-4, averaging 117.9 points, 42.8 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 9.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Dalano Banton: out (thumb), Otto Porter Jr.: out for season (foot).

Thunder: Chet Holmgren: out for season (foot), Aleksej Pokusevski: out (leg), Kenrich Williams: out for season (wrist).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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