The Toronto Raptors will complete a back-to-back on Saturday when visiting the Denver Nuggets after playing on the road Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Toronto is third in the Atlantic division at 35-30 and five games behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 119-104 on Wednesday. Fred VanVleet was the leading scorer for Toronto with 26 points.
Pascal Siakam is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Toronto with averages of 21.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, while Fred VanVleet is the co-leader in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 21.5 points and 6.8 assists per game. Toronto has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Raptors are scoring an average of 108.4 points per game.
Denver looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting the Raptors on Saturday. Denver is second in the Northwest division at 40-27 and two games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Denver was defeated by the Golden State Warriors 113-102 on Thursday, which snapped a four-game winning streak for the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic was the leading scorer for Denver with 23 points.
Nikola Jokic is leading Denver in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 26.1 points, 13.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. Will Barton is the second leading scorer with an average of 14.8 points per game and is one of five players for Denver averaging double-figures in scoring. The Nuggets are scoring an average of 111.0 points per game, while shooting 47.5% overall and 35.0% from 3-point territory.