Saturday game preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors
|Toronto Star 18 Jan 2019 at 15:54|
Kyle Lowry, who is still working his way back to full health after missing about a month with a back injury, led the Raptors with 24 points and six assists the last time these two teams met in late November, his third highest scoring output of the season. He hasn’t scored 20 points since Dec. 22 against Philadelphia, the lone game he played in the midst of his back issues. Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies with 19.9 points and 6.2 assists per game. The all-star candidate will provide another much-needed measuring stick for where Lowry is at.
NEED TO KNOW
The Grizzlies come to Raptors for the second game of a tough Eastern Conference back-to-back after facing Boston on Friday night ... Memphis forwards Kyle Anderson (left ankle sprain) and Dillon Brooks (toe surgery) are out ... The Raptors will be without Jonas Valanciunas (thumb) and OG Anunoby (personal) ... The Grizzlies had lost three straight going into the Boston game, the last two by double digits ... Kawhi Leonard is expected to return after a night off against Phoenix.