Leonard, Raptors set for matchup with the Nets
Toronto Raptors (55-23, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (39-39, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Brooklyn; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kawhi Leonard leads Toronto into a matchup against Brooklyn. He currently ranks eighth in the league scoring 26.8 points per game.
The Nets have gone 26-22 against Eastern Conference teams. Brooklyn averages 46.2 rebounds per game and is 26-17 when out-rebounding opponents.
The Raptors are 11-4 against the rest of their division. Toronto is seventh in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 36.5 percent as a team from deep this season. Danny Green leads them shooting 45.7 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers and scoring 21 points per game while shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc. Jarrett Allen is shooting 55.6 percent and averaging 9.6 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors averaging 8.8 assists while scoring 14.4 points per game. Pascal Siakam has averaged 17.8 points and collected 5.4 rebounds while shooting 46.5 percent over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 7-3, averaging 116.6 points, 44.2 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105 points on 42.5 percent shooting.
Nets: 4-6, averaging 113.2 points, 47.8 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting.
Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe: out (knee).
Raptors Injuries: Patrick McCaw: out (thumb), OG Anunoby: out (head), Danny Green: day to day (thumb).