Anunoby and the Raptors visit conference foe Indiana
Toronto Raptors (9-10, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (8-12, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Indiana and Toronto will play on Friday.
The Pacers are 4-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana scores 107.8 points and has outscored opponents by 1.6 points per game.
The Raptors are 7-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto leads the Eastern Conference with 13.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Khem Birch averaging 3.2.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Raptors won 97-94 in the last meeting on Oct. 30. Scottie Barnes led the Raptors with 21 points, and Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers with 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Pacers. Sabonis is averaging 16.0 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
OG Anunoby is scoring 20.1 points per game and averaging 5.4 rebounds for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 19.7 points and 2.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 104.8 points, 47.4 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 6.9 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.0 points per game.
Raptors: 3-7, averaging 108.2 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 8.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: T.J. Warren: out (foot).
Raptors: OG Anunoby: out (hip).