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Game day: Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies

Game day: Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies
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Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors, vs. Marc Gasol, Grizzlies. The Memphis centre is one of the top three-point-shooting centres in the league — he has made 39 per cent of his attempts this season — and Valanciunas will have to be prepared to chase him out on the perimeter.

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The Raptors are on the back end of playing games on consecutive nights, while Memphis has been home and off since playing Houston on Saturday . . . Former Raptor Vince Carter, who turns 40 on Thursday, is the oldest player in NBA history to score 20 points in a game as a backup and has 28 games of double-digit scoring off the bench since he turned 39 … The Raptors beat the Grizzlies 120-105 in Toronto in November. Memphis is 15-8 at home.
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