The Toronto Raptors play host to the Miami Heat at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday evening. It marks the second game of a two-game home stand for the Raptors (15-4), which they kicked off with a blowout win over the Jazz on Sunday. The Raptors remain undefeated, 9-0, at home and have won seven straight, overall. They are averaging 113.3 points per game and are giving up an average of 104.2 points against, which is fourth lowest in the league. They are also holding opponents to a league-low 40.8 percent shooting from the field. Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with team highs of 25.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Fred VanVleet is averaging 18.6 points and team highs with 7.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game, as he is doing a fine job leading the team while Kyle Lowry (thumb) recovers. Lowry has missed the last 11 games and remains doubtful for action on Tuesday. Meanwhile, this marks the second game of a three-game road trip for the Heat (14-4), which they kicked off with a win in Brooklyn on Sunday. The Heat are 6-5 on the road. Jimmy Butler leads the team with team highs of 18.8 points, 6.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Kendrick Nunn continues his impressive rookie campaign, averaging 16.1 points, 3.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Bam Adebayo is averaging 13.9 points and a team-high 10.6 rebounds per game. The Heat are shooting 38.9 percent from long range, which is third best in the league. They are averaging 8.9 steals per game, which is second most in the league. This is the first matchup between the Heat and the Raptors this season.
December 3, 2019