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Game Day Thread: Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors

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Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors
January 11, 2012
Sportsnet - 7:00 PM EST

Didn't we just do this?

Yep, game time again as the Raptors play their third opponent in as many nights.

Tonight the Sacramento Kings visit the Toronto Raptors, and really, who knows how this one will turn out.

As Tom Ziller of SB Nation's Kings' Blog, Sactown Royalty, notes:

"Good teams ain't losing to the Nets and Wizards in the same week."

And he's right.

Here at the HQ, we're still in such shock over last night's loss that we're not even sure how to properly preview this one. I mean, the Kings are without Marcus Thornton, so we're assuming that's a good thing, but perhaps having Sacto minus a chucker equals more ball-movement, more touches for guys like DeMarcus Cousins down low, and another L.

After all, the Nets and Wizards' games were supposed to be clear W's and both...


The one thing I'll be looking for tonight is an aggressive DeMar DeRozan above everything else. He simply has to play better, and no one on the Kings should be able to contain him. Not even if their first name is something magical like Jimmer.

Toronto takes the Nets on again on Friday, so this is a good chance to get some more W's on the board before the schedule gets a lot tougher (opponent-wise) towards month end.