Raptors' Kyle Lowry (tailbone, back) has been ruled out for Tuesday
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 13, 2018,
Jan 13, 2018, 9:37
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET. De'Aaron Fox had 15 points and Buddy Hield scored 13.
Speaking of the big man, not sure I can remember the entire team looking for Valanciunas more in a single game than they did in this one.
Despite the slow start, the Nets stiffened on defense and gradually clawed their way back within five points near the end of the first quarter.
The Raptors media relations team tweeted that the diagnosis was acute back spasms. But a DeRozan basket put the Raptors back in front by a point at the buzzer. It was the team's 10th loss in a row to Toronto.
Home court: The Raptors are happy to be home.
Brooklyn has a phenomenal 24-15 record ATS, despite being 15-24 SU.
The Nets missed DeMarre Carroll in tonight's game.
-Shout out to Wayne Ellington with the game winning layup.yes layup.
Miami led by 12 early in the third quarter before the Raptors responded with 11 straight points. They get 20 offensive rebounds.
Toronto is 13-9 ATS on the road with 11 overs and 11 unders. Cleveland has won the past four meetings versus Toronto, along with nine of the last 10 (7-2-1 against the spread), according to the OddsShark NBA Database.
Toronto averages 5.8 blocks per game, which ranks second in the league.
That's pretty solid work by the backups to not give anything back against an impressive Brooklyn team that just plays hard all the time. When Miles replaces DeRozan in that grouping, 137 minutes in total, Toronto is 14-3 in those games. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
He also averaged 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds over the stretch. Brooklyn ranks 18th in points allowed in the paint per game (45.3). This led to a handful of players being given the chance to get buckets for the Raptors.
The Nets rank fifth in assists allowed per game (20.9) while the Raptors rank 12th (22.4). Consecutive C.J. Miles three-pointers cut Toronto's deficit to 70-64 but Miami still took a 72-64 advantage into the fourth.
The total has gone over in four of Toronto's last five games.
DeRozan won Eastern Conference player of the week honors for the third time this season after averaging an NBA-high 35.7 points in three games last week, highlighted by a franchise-record 52 points in a victory over Milwaukee on January 1.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 31 points for the Nets, but his wild shot on a last drive went over the backboard.