Game Preview: 905 vs Bighorns

By Raptors 905 | March 2, 2017

Game Preview: Following the 102-97 win over the Northern Arizona Suns, the 905 will look to make it eight straight victories tonight when they visit the Reno Bighorns. The Bighorns are coming off a 132-105 loss to the Windy City Bulls and have lost eight of their last ten contests. 

Tip-off: 10PM ET 

Broadcast Info: Link posted prior to tip off

Talking Points 

Balanced attack: The Raptors 905 had six double digit scorers vs. Northern Arizona, Will Sheehey led the way with 18 points. 

Block party: Edy Tavares is averaging four blocks per game over his past five games. 

D first, but don’t forget the O: For the third consecutive contest, the Raptors 905 held their opposition below 100 points, but have also scored over 100 points in every game during their seven-game win streak. This is nothing new for the Raptors 905, who boast a league best 6.9-point differential.

Painting a Winning Picture: The 905 won the battle down low in their last contest, outscoring the Suns by 18 points in the paint. The 905’s dominance inside is linked with their fourth best offensive rebounding numbers. The Raptors 905’s top tier offensive rebounding matches up well against the Bighorns, who are ranked 16th when it comes to defensive boards.  

 

D-Veloping the Youth: Know someone aged 7-13 that wants to develop their skills and learn about the game of basketball? The 905 are hosting “Camp 905” from 9-4 at Fletchers Meadow Secondary School from March 13th- 17th. For more information, visit http://raptors905.dleague.nba.com/camp905/