Houston faces Toronto on 3-game road skid

Thu, Feb 8, 2024
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Houston faces Toronto on 3-game road skid

Houston Rockets (23-27, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (18-33, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will attempt to end its three-game road skid when the Rockets play Toronto.

The Raptors have gone 10-13 at home. Toronto is 8-20 against opponents over .500.

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The Rockets have gone 5-18 away from home. Houston averages 12.3 turnovers per game and is 14-11 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents.

The Raptors average 114.5 points per game, 1.8 more points than the 112.7 the Rockets give up. The Rockets' 46.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.4 percentage points lower than the Raptors have allowed to their opponents (48.8%).

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Rockets won 135-106 in the last matchup on Feb. 3. Cam Whitmore led the Rockets with 25 points, and Scottie Barnes led the Raptors with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dennis Schroder is averaging 13.7 points and 6.1 assists for the Raptors. Barnes is averaging 20.4 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Alperen Sengun is scoring 21.6 points per game and averaging 9.3 rebounds for the Rockets. Whitmore is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 2-8, averaging 111.6 points, 40.9 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.5 points per game.

Rockets: 4-6, averaging 119.5 points, 47.3 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Jontay Porter: out (back).

Rockets: Tari Eason: out (leg), Steven Adams: out for season (knee), Fred VanVleet: day to day (adductor).


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