Game Preview: Warriors at Raptors – 1/13/18

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Two of the three highest scoring teams in the NBA go head-to-head on Saturday as the Dubs play the back end of a back-to-back in Toronto. This will be the Dubs’ lone foray out of the United States this regular season, and the team hasn’t lost in Toronto in more than three years. Saturday’s game will tip off at 4:30 p.m., and fans will be able to catch the action on NBC Sports Bay Area, while those looking to listen to the game can tune in to 95.7 The Game, the Warriors Mobile App and the Warriors Radio Network.

The Warriors will be looking to sweep the two-game season series with Toronto for the fourth straight season. Back in October, the Dubs beat the Raptors 127-121 behind a game-ending 10-0 run that featured clutch 3-pointers from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, plus a key blocked shot by Klay Thompson. Overall, the Dubs have won 15 of their last 17 games vs. Toronto, including each of the last seven games.

The Raptors enter Saturday’s game as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Currently in second place in the East, Toronto is 5-1 in January and is coming off a dominant victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday. Guard DeMar DeRozan is the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, and he’s averaged 30 points over the last six games. Like the Warriors, the Raptors feature a high-powered offense, but they are also one of the league’s top defenses. In fact, the Raptors and the Warriors are the only two teams to rank among the top five in both offensive and defensive rating.