Game Preview: 905 vs D-Fenders

By Raptors 905 | March 4, 2017

Game Preview: Raptors 905 vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders

The Raptors 905 will look to win their second game in as many nights, and their ninth in a row as they take on the Los Angeles D-Fenders tonight. The 905 are coming off a 94-81 victory over the Reno Bighorns. The win improved the 905 to 15-2 on the road. Los Angeles took care of business last night against Northern Arizona, dropping them 107-94.

Tip off: 9:30M ET 

Broadcast Info: Link posted prior to tip off 

Talking Points

 

Best of the Best: Tonight’s matchup between the Raptors 905 and the Los Angeles D-Fenders features the battle of the best team in the East and the best team in the West.

Three-point paradise: Raptors 905 forward Brady Heslip led all scorers with 33 points vs Reno. Heslip shot 8 for 15 from behind the arc.  

Holding it down: The Raptors 905 held the Bighorns to just 36% shooting on the night.

Middle of the road: This contest marks the middle of the Raptors 905’s Western road trip. The 905 return to Toronto on March 13th, when they host the Austin Spurs at the Air Canada Center. Tip off goes at noon.

More of Moreira: After shooting 66% from the field for 13 points vs. the Bighorns, Yanick Moreira continued his effectiveness, dropping 11 points while shooting 60%. This could be significant for the 905’s big man tonight against a D-Fenders defense that allows nearly 60% of shots near the rim to fall.

First to 30: The Raptors 905 became the first team in the D-League to reach 30 wins this season, boasting their league best record to 30-9.

Own the boards: The Raptors 905 owned the boards against the Bighorns, totalling 50 rebounds on the night with 43 of them coming on defense. Edy Tavares led the charge with 12 boards for the 905.

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/