Game Preview: Raptors 905 vs. Long Island Nets

By Raptors 905 | March 18, 2017

The Raptors 905 had no problems scoring in yesterday’s game against Long Island, outscoring the Nets 120-105 to earn their 33rd victory of the season. The win clinched the 905 their first division title in just their second year of play in the D-League. The Nets are just 9-13 at the Barclays Center in Long Island. Following their brief stint at home the 905 head into todays game with the leagues best winning percentage on the road at 80 percent.

Tip-off: 6PM ET

Broadcast Info: Link posted prior to tip off

Lucky number seven: The Raptors 905 had seven scorers hit double figures in their victory over the Nets, led by Pascal Siakam, Edy Tavares and Brady Heslip, who all had 18. Siakam, Tavares and Bruno Caboclo all brought down seven boards, while Seven of the 905 players had a positive plus/minus in yesterdays win.

Out-boarded: In yesterdays victory, the 905 were out rebounded 51-42. This is a rare occurrence for a 905 team that averages the fourth most rebounds per game in the D-League.

Assist friendly: The 120 points from the 905 came to fruition from 39 total assists, including nine from Heslip.

“It’s beautiful to watch. Our offence is really fun to play in, fun to watch right now. Everybody’s sharing the ball.” Said 905 Head Coach Jerry Stackhouse after the win.

Stealing a win:  The Raptors 905 entered Saturday’s contest with the Nets averaging just under nine assists per game, but came away with a strong 13 assist performance in their victory.

Three-point city: The Raptors 905 shot 43% from beyond the arc against the Nets, making 13 of 30 three-point attempts.

A barrage from the field– A major factor in the 905’s latest victory was their 52 made field goals.