Houston faces Toronto on 5-game win streak

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 05 2019 Mar 5, 2019 March 05, 2019 2:15 AM March 05, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Houston Rockets (38-25, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (46-18, second in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Rockets take on Toronto.

The Raptors have gone 27-6 in home games. Toronto is fourth in the NBA with 18.3 fast break points per game, led by Kawhi Leonard averaging 4.

The Rockets have gone 16-16 away from home. Houston averages 13.8 turnovers per game and is 23-13 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents. In their last meeting on Jan. 25, the Rockets won 121-119. James Harden led Houston with 35 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors with 2.4 made 3-pointers and averages 14.8 points while shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc. Marc Gasol has averaged 4.4 assists and 10.9 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Harden leads the Rockets averaging 4.9 made 3-pointers while scoring 36.7 points per game and shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Chris Paul has averaged 17.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 42.1 percent over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 7-3, averaging 116.7 points, 39.6 rebounds, 22.1 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting.

Raptors: 8-2, averaging 116 points, 44.7 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting.

Raptors Injuries: Fred VanVleet: out (left thumb soreness).

Rockets Injuries: Iman Shumpert: day to day (sore right calf), Kenneth Faried: day to day (sore left hip flexor).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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