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Toronto Raptors (8-10, 12th in Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9-8, 6th in Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 pm EST

OVERVIEW: Ja Morant leads Memphis into a showdown with Toronto. He is ninth in the NBA scoring 25.5 points per game.

The Grizzlies have gone 6-3 at home. Memphis concedes 114.9 points and has been outscored by 4.8 points per game.

The Raptors are 6-4 on the road. Toronto is 3-6 against teams above .500.

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BEST PERFORMANCES: Desmond Bane is shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc with 2.4 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, while averaging 15.6 points. Morant is averaging 23.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the last 10 games for Memphis.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 3.1 3s per game for the Raptors, scoring 19.2 points while shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc. Gary Trent Jr. is shooting 46.5% and averaging 18.6 points in the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 109.3 points, 46.0 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 9.3 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. His opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.

Raptors: 3-7, averaging 106.5 points, 42.3 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 9.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. His opponents have averaged 110.3 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: out (hamstring), Sam Merrill: out (ankle), De’Anthony Melton: out (groin).

Raptors: OG Anunoby: day by day (hip), Yuta Watanabe: day by day (calf).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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