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Toronto Raptors (10-14) at Oklahoma City Thunder (22-4)

December 22nd, 2013 at 1:21 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Toronto Raptors are in Oklahoma City tonight as they take on the Thunder. The Raptors have won three of their last four, while the Thunder have won nine in a row. Both teams like to push the ball so it should be a fast-paced game. This is the first of two meetings between the team. The other game will be played in Toronto on March 21.

Here are some notes for tonight's game:

  • The Raptors have played two straight overtime games, losing one at the buzzer against Charlotte and defeating Dallas by one.
  • DeMar DeRozan is tied for 11th in the league at 21.5 points per game. DeRozan has also improved in other areas in his game, becoming a better rebounder and ball distributor.
  • The Thunder are the best rebounding team in the NBA, averaging 47.39 rebounds per game. They also average the most blocks at 6.5 per game.
  • Kevin Durant is averaging a league-best 28.3 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.4 points per game and 6.9 assists per game
  • The Thunder are 18-3 when scoring 100 points. The Raptors are 2-10 when allowing their opponent to score 100.

Projected Starters

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins

Tonight's game starts at 7 pm. ET and can be seen on TSN2.

Let's Go Raptors!


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