Kings host Raptors in battle of hot teams

The Sacramento Kings host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Both teams have had a hot start to the season with the Kings being 6-4 and the Raptors being 10-1.

Toronto Raptors:

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Currently the Raptors are riding a four game win streak with three of those wins coming against teams in the western conference. The Raptors look to finish with a 4-0 against teams in the west after defeating the Suns, Lakers and Jazz by an average of 12 points.

 
Although the Raptors have a 10-1 record this season, the last two wins have come without star Kawhi Leonard, who has been out with a sore right ankle. However, Leonard is expected to be a game-time decision against Sacramento.

 
Taking the place of Kawhi Leonard has been OG Anunoby who scored 17 points during Monday’s 124-111 victory over Utah.

 
Kyle Lowry has picked up the slack with the absence of Leonard against the Lakers and Jazz. Lowry record back-to-back double doubles with 21 points and 15 assists against the Lakers and 17 points and 11 assists against the Jazz.

 
During his career in San Antonio, Leonard held a 17-2 record against the Kings including an 11-1 record in Sacramento.

Sacramento Kings:

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The Kings have averaged just 90 points during their two losses against Toronto last season. However, this season the Kings have scored at least 107 points in nine of their 10 games.

 
During a four game win streak the Kings were averaging as much as 123 points a game before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks, 144-109.

 
Point guard De’Aaron Fox recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists during the teams win against the Atlanta Hawks. During the teams four game win streak, Fox averaged 24 points a game. While shooting guard Buddy Hield scored 22 or more points during the four game win streak averaging 24.3 points.

 
The Kings are currently 6-4, they have not had a game at home since beating the Washington Wizards 116-112 on October 26.

 
This matchup will be the first time the Toronto Raptors have seen the Kings since the team drafted Marvin Bagley III this past June. Bagley has scored in double figures in eight of his 10 games this season.

Prediction: Raptors 112 – Kings 118

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