Doncic leads Dallas against Toronto after 42-point game


Dallas Mavericks (9-8, 10th in Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-9, 9th in Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas takes on the Toronto Raptors after Luka Doncic scored 42 points in the Mavericks’ 125-112 loss to the Boston Celtics.

The Raptors are 6-2 at home. Toronto is 1-3 in games decided by 3 points or less.

The Mavericks are 1-5 on the road. Dallas is bottom of the Western Conference with 10.1 quick break points per game.

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The two teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Mavericks beat the Raptors 111-110 in their last game on November 5. Doncic led the Mavericks with 35 points and OG Anunoby led the Raptors with 27 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anunoby is averaging 18.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 13.9 points over Toronto’s last 10 games.

Doncic is averaging 34 points, nine rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.9 points in Dallas’ last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 4-6, averaged 110.0 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game shooting % from the field. Their opponents are averaging 113.6 points per game.

Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 104.7 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game shooting % from the field. Their opponents average 104.7 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Justin Champagnie: day to day (back), Dalano Banton: day to day (ankle), Otto Porter Jr.: day to day (toe), Pascal Siakam: outside (adductor), Scottie Barnes: day to day (knee), Precious Achiuwa: outside (ankle).

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: day to day (return).

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

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