Houston takes on Toronto, aims to break 5-game slide

Houston Rockets (20-60, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (47-33, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Raptors -14.5; over/under is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: Houston comes into the matchup with Toronto after losing five in a row.

The Raptors have gone 23-17 at home. Toronto is 6-6 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

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The Rockets are 9-31 in road games. Houston is 8-38 against opponents over .500.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Feb. 11 the Raptors won 139-120 led by 42 points from Gary Trent Jr., while Kevin Porter Jr. scored 30 points for the Rockets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is shooting 49.4% and averaging 22.7 points for the Raptors. Scottie Barnes is averaging 14.8 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Christian Wood is shooting 50.1% and averaging 17.9 points for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 4.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.


INJURIES: Raptors: OG Anunoby: day to day (quad), Yuta Watanabe: day to day (quad).

Rockets: Christian Wood: out (hamstring), Dennis Schroder: out (shoulder), Eric Gordon: out (groin).


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


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