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The Toronto Raptors are in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers, who are a little banged up right now. Prized rookie Blake Griffin is out with a knee injury. Second-year guard Eric Gordon will miss at least six more games with a strained left groin muscle. And now we get word that centre Chris Kaman -- who is playing at an All-Star level early in the season -- might be out with a virus. Check out what the LA Times and Clips Nation blog have to say about tonight's contest.

The Raptors are lining up to get aches and pains treated, as they limp into Los Angeles. However, Raptors Republic confidently predicts that the Paper Clips don't stand a chance. Tim from The Picket Fence also sees the Raptors winning by eight.

Broadcasters Matt Devlin and Jack Armstrong posted another episode of Life on the Second Bus. You can also check out the Raptors-Clippers preview from NBA.com.

The Score's Holly MacKenzie has notes from yesterday's practice, as well as quotes from DeMar DeRozan and Jay Triano. DeRozan is excited to return home to perform in front of his family and friends.

The Quincy Douby era ended yesterday. The Toronto Star's Doug Smith points out a couple of reasons why the Raptors made the move.


Part two of the Raptors NBA TV special DeMar DeRozan: One Rookieis now posted on Raptors.com.

The Toronto Star's Dave Perkins on why the Raptors need Reggie Evans on the court.

Raptor Addict discusses the Curious Case of Joakim Noah, and why Bill Simmons' fake NBA trade might have some merit.