The Kings come into this game with a 6-4 overall record, but already trail the Golden State Warriors by 3.5 games in the Pacific Division. Sacramento has some young talent that could be fun to watch in recent years. The Raptors bring a 10-1 record into this game, which is the top record in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is an 8.5 point favorite in this matchup with the Kings.
Kings Not Playing “D”
Offensively, the Kings have been able to put the ball in the basket this season, averaging 118.7 points per game. Buddy Hield leads the Kings with 19.7 points per game, but Sacramento has five players averaging double figures. Young De’Aaron Fox looks like a future NBA star, averaging 18.6 points and 7.6 assists per game this season.
Raptors Feature Balanced Offense
The addition of Kawhi Leonard has also made the Raptors one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Toronto is giving up just 108 points per game which is the 7th best mark in the NBA. Leonard is averaging two steals per game so far this season, and is a shutdown defender on the perimeter. Veteran Serge Ibaka is averaging 1.3 blocks per game to protect the rim for Toronto.