After losing 125-112 to the Boston Celtics despite 42 points from Luka Doncic, Dallas will play the Toronto Raptors.
On their home turf, the Raptors have a 6-2 record. Toronto has a losing record in close games.
The Mavericks’ road record is 1-5. With 10.1 points per game on the fast break, Dallas ranks worst in the Western Conference.
This is the second time this season that these two clubs have met. On November 5, the Mavericks played the Raptors and came out on top, 111-110. Doncic scored 35 points to lead the Mavericks, while OG Anunoby scored 27 points to pace the Raptors.
Anunoby is one of the Raptors’ top performers, averaging 18.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game. Over Toronto’s previous 10 games, Gary Trent Jr. has averaged 13.9 points per contest.
Doncic is leading the Mavericks in scoring with 34 points per game while also contributing 9 boards, 8.1 dimes, and 1.8 steals. In Dallas’ previous 10 games, Spencer Dinwiddie has averaged 16.9 points per contest.
The Raptors have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games, scoring 110.0 points per game while also pulling down 11.0 boards and assisting on 7.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest. The teams they’ve played against have averaged 113.6 points per contest.
The Mavericks are 5-5 and have averages of 104.7 points, 54.7 rebounds, 54.7 assists, 54.7 steals, and 54.7 blocks per game on % shooting from the field. As a team, they have allowed an average of 104.7 points per game.
Raptors guards Justin Champagnie (back), Dalano Banton (ankle), and Otto Porter Jr. (groin) are all listed as “day to day” with injuries (toe), Precious Achiuwa (adductor), Scottie Barnes (knee), and Pascal Siakam (adductor) are all out for the season (ankle).