Game Preview: Raptors @ Nuggets

UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…


The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.

Watch more from shootaround with  DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson.

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From NBA.com: The Denver Nuggets couldn’t keep up without their leading scorer last time out.

The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, haven’t missed a beat without theirs.

Ty Lawson and DeMar DeRozan are questionable to play Friday night when the Nuggets go for a 10th consecutive home win over the Raptors.

Denver (22-22) had posted back-to-back wins before falling 101-98 to Charlotte on Wednesday. The Nuggets were held to under 101 points for the first time in 14 games and shot just 39.0 percent with Lawson sidelined due to a left shoulder injury. Read More

Projected Starters

Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), Greivis Vasquez (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

Nuggets: Ty Lawson (G), Randy Foye (G), Wilson Chandler (F), Kenneth Faried (F), J.J. Hickson (C)

Injury Updates

Raptors: Landry Fields – Right wrist surgery (out), DeMar DeRozan – Sprained left foot (day-to-day), Patrick Patterson – Broken Nose (day-to-day)

Nuggets: Darrell Arthur – Left Hip Strain (day-to-day), Danilo Gallinari – Left Knee ACL Tear (out), Ty Lawson – Left Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strain (day-to-day), Javale McGee – Left Tibia Stress Fracture (out)

By The Numbers: Raptors @ Nuggets


Team Comparison
2013-14 AVERAGES 2013-14 RANKINGS
TOR DEN TOR DEN
PPG 99.3 103.9 PPG 18 10
FG% .438 .451 FG% 24 14
3FG% .367 .362 3FG% 12 14
FT% .771 .730 FT% 7 27
OFF 12.0 11.9 OFF 8 10
DEF 32.6 33.5 DEF 18 6
REB 43.6 45.4 REB 13 5
AST 20.6 22.4 AST 20 12
STL 7.0 7.2 STL T-26 23
TO 14.4 14.8 TO 9 13
BLK 4.4 5.8 BLK 23 4

Last Time They Met: Nuggets 112, Raptors 98 – Dec. 1, 2013

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