Look who it is?!? Lowry returns to Toyota Center to face off against Beverley and Lin. Beverley is coming off a big game and continues to be a difference maker defensively. Lowry is averaging around 12 ppg and 6 apg.
James Harden is expected to play tonight though he’s been struggling with his foot injury. Derozan is averaging 17 ppg, though he’s shooting just 39% (30% from three) from the field.
There are some rumors swirling in regards to a possible Rudy Gay trade though his contract makes him a tough player to move. Gay is averaging 18/7 through seven games this season and this should be a good matchup between the two small forwards.
Johnson is averaging around 11/7 this season, and is one of the more under appreciated players in the NBA. Apparently he has somewhat added the three-ball to his repertoire (35%) so Dwight may have to play a bit farther away from the basket.
Two foreign centers with opposite playing styles. Valanciunas is what I had hoped Donatas Motiejunas could become. So much for that!
Bench (players that average over 10+ minutes a game):
Raptors have a deep bench with several weapons. Garcia and Casspi have struggled a bit lately.
Prediction – The Rockets snap their two-game losing streak and win 108-93.