Published On: Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019

Friday NBA preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors

TV: Sportsnet

RADIO: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

PROBABLE STARTERS

Oklahoma City: Russell Westbrook, Terrance Ferguson, Paul George, Jerami Grant, Steven Adams

Toronto: Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol

KEY MATCHUP

George vs. Leonard

After playing 42 minutes in an overtime win on Wednesday, Leonard may get the night for rest, but if he plays he’ll be looking to match his performance against George in Oklahoma City. George was held to 19 points and fouled out of Toronto’s overtime victory, while Leonard had 22 points.

NEED TO KNOW

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for the game, still getting over a sprained ankle suffered Monday night … The Raptors have lost the last three games in Toronto against Oklahoma City … Toronto amassed 30 assists in its Wednesday victory … Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook fell shy of a triple-double Wednesday, but did pour in 42 points.

UP NEXT

Sunday vs. Charlotte, 6 p.m.

Doug Smith is a sports reporter based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @smithraps

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Friday NBA preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors