Game Preview: Long Island Nets vs. Raptors 905

By Raptors 905 | March 17, 2017

The Raptors 905 are set to begin a home and home with the Long Island Nets. The 905 host the first game at the Hershey Centre today, before travelling to Long Island and visiting the Nets tomorrow. The 32-11 905 enter the contest on a high note, after blowing out the Austin Spurs 116-87 in front of over 18,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre. Meanwhile the Nets come into this contest after falling 123-111 to the Westchester Knicks.

Tip off: 2PM ET

Broadcast Info: Link posted prior to tip-off

A tale of two teams: Today’s contest is a matchup of two teams trending in opposite directions. The 905 come into the matchup with an 8-2 record over their last ten games, while the Nets are a measly 2-8 over the same stretch.

Hot-Hand Heslip: Brady Heslip led the 905 in their win over the Spurs with 33 points, including eight three-pointers.

Ferocious attack: Will Sheehey and Pascal Siakam joined Heslip’s scoring parade, both totalling 20 points in the 905’s latest victory. The trio combined to shoot over 64% from the field.

Consistent rebounding: The 905 continued to get things done on the glass, outrebounding the Spurs 50-40.

Double Trouble: After combining for 31 points and 20 rebounds in the 905’s last win at the ACC, Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam combined for over 15 minutes of play for the Toronto Raptors later that day.

Deep dish: The Raptors 905 dished out 27 assists against the Spurs, which over five assists more than their season average of 21.7.

Finally back home: After 18 days since the 905’s last game at the Hershey Centre, they have a chance to become the first team in the league to win 17 home games.