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Tuesday, December 3rd (All times Eastern)

Toronto Raptors (6-10) at Golden State Warriors (10-8), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors return home from a four-game road trip Tuesday night to welcome the Toronto Raptors, who embark on a west- coast trip at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors head back to the Bay Area 2-2 on a recent sojourn. They defeated the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings, but fell to the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Kings victory came on Sunday and despite a 115-113 final, defense played a huge role.

After Golden State's Stephen Curry hit two free throws to put the Warriors up two with 8.6 seconds left, Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas drove the length of the floor and center Andrew Bogut came to help Klay Thompson.

Help is exactly what the Australian did, sending the layup attempt off the backboard, then recovering the rebound and launching the ball into the air as the horn sounded.

"Big time play, I thought his defense overall was stellar," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Bogut. "He's the anchor of our defense. He did a great job of coming over from the weak side and big-time shot blocker."

Curry finished with 36 points and 10 assists, while Thompson added 28 thanks to a career-high eight 3-pointers.

"I have a great backcourt with two guys that can light up the scoreboard," said Jackson.

Harrison Barnes and David Lee both scored 11 points and Bogut had six, but pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked three shots.

The Raptors head west in the midst of a three-game losing streak, all of which came at home. Toronto will face the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers on this trip as well.

On Sunday, the Raps fell 112-98 at home to the Denver Nuggets. The Denver bench outscored the Toronto bench 72-16 and 10 of the Raptors 16 came from Terrence Ross.

"Our bench has to give us something," stated Raptors head coach Dwane Casey. "Our guys have to get tougher defensively."

The Nuggets shot 50.6 percent from the field in the victory.

Rudy Gay led the Raptors with 23 points, followed by 18 and 11 rebounds from Jonas Valanciunas. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 17. Tyler Hansbrough made his first start of the season and managed seven points and five rebounds.

The Warriors won both matchups with the Dinos last season and have taken seven of the last eight meetings. Toronto has lost eight straight on the road in this series.

12/03 10:57:22 ET

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Local
2nd
ORL 31
CHA 33
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
 
2nd
ORL 31
CHA 33
 
2nd
BOS 58
GSW 34
 
2nd
IND 35
PHI 27
 
2nd
SAC 34
POR 37
 
1st
LAL 8
OKC 14
 
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
1st
WAKE 17
PITT 13
 
7:00pm Tonight
STAN
OREG
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OSU
PURD
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COL
ARST
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UCLA
WASU
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 4
CLB 1
 
2nd Intermission
FLA 3
TAM 1
 
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WAS
TOR
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DAL
ANA
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VAN
STL