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Game Day Thread: Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Hornets

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February 29, 2012

Sportsnet One - 8:00 PM EST

Ironically, this might be one of the biggest games of the year for the Toronto Raptors.

At 10 and 24, the Raps are sitting in the bottom four of the league, but not too far away from a bottom two or three spot.

Ordinarily of course this discussion would be ridiculous but in a year when Toronto desperately needs more top talent, many fans are hoping to see the team finish as close to the bottom of the heap as possible.

The team a rung below the Raptors on the NBA ladder (or above, depending on how you view things) is none other than the club they face tonight, the New Orleans Hornets.

The Hornets have only eight wins on the season, but have played much better of late, winning four of six before the All-Star break, and losing a close one last night to the mighty Chicago Bulls.

So while on paper this looks like a solid W for the Dinos, there's certainly no guarantee considering NO's recent improvement.

Starters for the Raps are reported to be Calderon, DeRozan, Gray, and the dynamic duo of Johnson & Johnson.

GO RAPS!