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Toronto @ Dallas

Current Records: Toronto 27-43; Dallas 41-29

What to Know

The Dallas Mavericks are 2-9 against the Toronto Raptors since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Friday. The Mavericks' homestand continues as they prepare to take on Toronto at 9 p.m. ET May 14 at American Airlines Center. Dallas will be strutting in after a win while the Raptors will be stumbling in from a loss.

Dallas strolled past the New Orleans Pelicans with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the game 125-107. Point guard Luka Doncic was the offensive standout of the contest for Dallas, shooting 7-for-15 from beyond the arc and finishing with 33 points, eight dimes and eight rebounds. Doncic's performance made up for a slower matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Toronto ended up a good deal behind the Chicago Bulls when they played on Thursday, losing 114-102. The losing side was boosted by small forward Stanley Johnson, who shot 6-for-13 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 35 points and ten boards in addition to five assists.

The Raptors are now 27-43 while the Mavericks sit at 41-29. Toronto has been eliminated from playoff contention. Dallas is still in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs, so these next two games are critical for them. They are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Houston Rockets April 7 easily too and instead slipped up with a 102-93. In other words, don't count Toronto out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Mavericks are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 13.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Toronto have won nine out of their last 11 games against Dallas.

  • Jan 18, 2021 - Toronto 116 vs. Dallas 93
  • Dec 22, 2019 - Toronto 110 vs. Dallas 107
  • Nov 16, 2019 - Dallas 110 vs. Toronto 102
  • Jan 27, 2019 - Toronto 123 vs. Dallas 120
  • Oct 26, 2018 - Toronto 116 vs. Dallas 107
  • Mar 16, 2018 - Toronto 122 vs. Dallas 115
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Dallas 98 vs. Toronto 93
  • Mar 25, 2017 - Toronto 94 vs. Dallas 86
  • Mar 13, 2017 - Toronto 100 vs. Dallas 78
  • Dec 22, 2015 - Toronto 103 vs. Dallas 99
  • Nov 03, 2015 - Toronto 102 vs. Dallas 91

Injury Report for Dallas

  • Maxi Kleber: Out (Achilles)
  • JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

Injury Report for Toronto

  • Yuta Watanabe: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Jalen Harris: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
  • Kyle Lowry: Out (Rest)
  • Pascal Siakam: Out (Shoulder)
  • Fred VanVleet: Out (Rest)
  • OG Anunoby: Out (Calf)
  • Paul Watson Jr.: Out (Knee)
  • Rodney Hood: Out for the Season (Hand)