Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
Toronto Raptors Preview
The Toronto Raptors bid to build off the momentum of snapping a season-high-tying, three-game losing streak when they visit the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Pascal Siakam broke out of his shooting slumber by making 12 of 20 shots from the floor and 5 of 9 from 3-point range to highlight his 33-point performance in Toronto’s 123-114 win at Phoenix on Tuesday.
Siakam, who averages a team-best 23.7 points, entered the contest shooting 34.1 percent (15 of 44) from the floor and 16.7 percent from beyond the arc (2 of 12) during the previous two games. Kyle Lowry overcame an eye injury to score 28 points on Tuesday, his highest point total since Feb. 5.
Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors will see a familiar face return to the court on Thursday when they open a four-game homestand against the Toronto Raptors in San Francisco. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry received the go-ahead from the Warriors’ medical team to return from a 58-game absence caused by a broken left hand. He was hurt on Oct. 30 in the fourth game of the season.
Fellow guard Andrew Wiggins collected 22 points and 10 assists as struggling Golden State posted its second win in three outings on Tuesday with a 116-100 victory at Denver. Wiggins is averaging 20.1 points and 3.8 assists in nine games with the Warriors since being acquired from Minnesota last month.