TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NBA

Raptors play host to Davis, Hornets on TSN2

{eot}
The Sports Network
2/10/2013 11:27:08 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

(Sports Network) - The Toronto Raptors will try to put together back-to-back victories as they welcome the New Orleans Hornets to the Air Canada Centre on Sunday.

Coverage begins with Raptors Game Day on TSN2 at 5:30pm et/2:30pm pt, ahead of tipoff on TSN2 and TSN Mobile TV at 6pm et/3pm pt.

New Orleans shoots for just their second three-game winning streak of the season.

The Hornets haven't won three straight since a four-game run from Jan. 5-11 and opened the road swing with Friday's 111-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Greivis Vasquez recorded the first triple-double of his career, posting 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

"To see him take command of the game like that says a lot about him," Hornets head coach Monty Williams said of Vasquez. "That kid is probably the toughest guy I've been around."

Eric Gordon pumped in a game-high 27 points, while Ryan Anderson and Robin Lopez scored 19 and 17 points, respectively, for the Hornets, who have won two straight since a four-game slide and halted a four-game road losing streak.

Gordon has reached double figures in scoring in 12 of 16 games since returning from injury and the Hornets are 8-6 when he starts.

New Orleans will also visit Detroit and is 9-18 outside the Big Easy.

The Raptors are in the thick of playing five of six games north of the border and recorded a tough 100-98 overtime victory at Indiana Friday.

Raptors newcomer Rudy Gay buried a go-ahead jumper with 1.7 seconds remaining in the extra session to halt the Pacers' 15-game home winning streak. Gay finished with 23 points and DeMar DeRozan had 22 to help Toronto, which ended a two-game slide and has split its first four games in February.

"In the end, our guys hung in there," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "No one said this process was going to be easy."

Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting in his second game back after missing 26 straight outings with an elbow injury. He posted 13 points in a loss to Boston on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Gay is the first Raptor to score 20-plus points in his first four games. The last Raptor to record five straight games with 20 or more points was Bargnani and Vince Carter did it in a team-record 23 games in a row.

The Raptors are scheduled to host Denver on Tuesday and own a 12-13 mark at Air Canada Centre. In injury news for Toronto, forward Landry Fields (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Toronto won the first meeting with New Orleans, 104-97, in overtime on Dec. 28 this season on the banks of the Mississippi River and has prevailed in three straight and five of the past six matchups between the teams.

Anthony Davis (Photo: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

Game 1: Nets at Raptors (TSN)

Saturday at Noon et/9am pt


NBA on TSN Broadcast Schedule


Western Conference

(1) SA v (8) DAL (4) HOU v (5) POR
(2) OKC v (7) MEM (3) LAC v (4) GS


Eastern Conference

(1) IND v (8) ATL (4) CHI v (5) WSH
(2) MIA v (7) CHA (3) TOR v (6) BKN


Playoff Schedule/Game-By-Game Breakdown



Big Tour
Social Media
twitter icon

Follow the Raptors and Raptor play-by-play man Matt Devlin on Twitter! Check out the latest Tweets!

Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Bruce Bowen

3x NBA Champion and ESPN NBA Analyst Bruce Bowen joined The Bryan Hayes Show to preview the NBA Playoffs.

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Greivis Vasquez

Toronto Raptors Point Guard Greivis Vasquez explains what the Raptors mindset is going into the playoffs.

TSN 1050: Macko & Cauz: Ryan Ruocco- April 18, 2014

Ryan Ruocco joins Macko & Cauz to tee up what should be an exciting first round match up between the Raptors and Nets.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television