Raptors vs pistons Live
The Raptors last observed the Pistons in mid-January, procuring a 96-91 triumph in Toronto behind a 17-point, 16-bounce back twofold from Jonas Valanciunas. Toronto entered the diversion having lost their past two recreations and needed urgently to abstain from dropping three straight. The Raptors got off to a solid begin, however enabled the Pistons to keep things close, and the amusement was tied heading into the fourth. Toronto’s protection held Detroit to only 18 focuses in the last quarter as they hung on for the triumph on account of 18 focuses from Kyle Lowry and 17 from DeMar DeRozan. The Pistons were driven by Andre Drummond’s 25 focuses and 17 bounce back in the misfortune.
Damage report: The Raptors damage report is clear. For the Pistons, Reggie Jackson (right lower leg sprain) and Jon Leuer (left lower leg surgery) will be out.Searching for the skip back: Toronto would love to get back on track with a win following a baffling extra minutes misfortune to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. In spite of the fact that a very late dunk at the bell from Jonas Valanciunas constrained extra time, it was the way the Raptors began the amusement that pestered Dwane Casey. “The diversion [on Friday], was lost in the second quarter,” Casey said. “Our demeanor, we didn’t have a physicality about us, they were getting the ball where they needed to get it, going where they needed to run with it, hostile bouncing back, and so on.”
New-look Pistons: The last time the Raptors went head to head against Detroit, the group looked somewhat changed. In late January, the Pistons procured Blake Griffin, Brice Johnson and Willie Reed from the Los Angeles Clippers in return for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic. Griffin is a five-time All-Star, and a three-time individual from the All-NBA Second Team, is averaging 22.0 focuses, 7.9 bounce back and 5.5 helps for each diversion this season.Air Canada Center: Friday’s misfortune to the Bucks was only Toronto’s fifth misfortune at home this season. The Raptors are a NBA-best 24-5 at home. The Pistons come to Toronto on a consecutive, falling 114-98 against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday evening.
Siakam scoring: Pascal Siakam has scored 17 focuses off the seat in every one of Toronto’s past two amusements. He is shooting 74 percent from the floor in that extend, giving him 14 twofold figure amusements in scoring this season. With the season now in the last extend, Siakam’s emphasis is on taking it without rushing too much. “There’s 24 diversions so we as a whole know each and every amusement is vital,” he said. “We simply need to continue doing what we have been doing, continue showing signs of improvement. We had that diversion Friday where we didn’t play our best however simply continue showing signs of improvement each amusement and that will deal with itself.”
Taking off: After Monday’s challenge, the group will take off out and about for two diversions previously coming back to the ACC to go up against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, Mar. 4. Toronto will see the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday, at that point make a beeline for go up against the Wizards on Friday before returning home.
Amusement Preview: Raptors versus Cylinders
Holly MacKenzie – Raptors.com
Posted: Feb 26, 2018
Detroit Pistons (28-31) @ Toronto Raptors (41-17)
Whenever: Monday, February 26, 7:30 P.M. ET
Where: Air Canada Center
The special first night time frame is over for Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons who land in Toronto on Monday urgent for a win and an opportunity to get again into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis.The Pistons limp over the fringe with only one win in their last six amusements. The most recent mishap went ahead Sunday when the Charlotte Hornets cleaned off Detroit 114-98 behind a 70-point, first-half upheaval. Stan Van Gundy’s folks are 28-31 straight up and 26-31-2 against the spread on the season. The Pistons are 11-7-1 ATS as away underdogs and are 4-1 ATS in their last five excursions to Toronto.
Friday’s additional time misfortune to the Milwaukee Buck was only the Raptors’ fifth home misfortune this season. Toronto still claims the best record in the East at 41-17 SU (32-26 ATS). The additional time amusement against the Bucks helped drive the Raptors’ over streak to four recreations and their over/under season record to 31-27.
Detroit wager on itself to make the playoffs when the group exchanged with the Clippers for Blake Griffin. The previous All-Star control forward is averaging 20 focuses, 5.6 helps and 7.6 bounce back for his new group, however the Pistons are only 5-5 SU and 1-9 ATS amid since he touched base in Motown. The issue for the Pistons isn’t Griffin; it’s the absence of ability that encompasses him on the list. Detroit is as yet missing beginning stage protect Reggie Jackson, and wing players Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson aren’t getting enough slack. Top pick enormous man Andre Drummond scored 25 focuses and got 17 bounce back in his last diversion against the Raptors.