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Pacers vs Raptors Gameday Thread: Now Comes the REAL Test

Recent wins against the likes of the Knicks and Bulls have the Toronto Raptors flying high but tonight's contest against the Indiana Pacers should represent a true test of the "new-and-improved" Dinos.

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January 1, 2014

TSN2 - 7:00 PM EST

Last night I noted that there's nothing like ringing in the new year with a little Raptors basketball but how about doing it again on New Years' Day?

The Toronto Raptors are back home after a win last night over the Chicago Bulls, ready to take on one of the best in the league, the Indiana Pacers.

Sure, wins against the Knicks, Bulls and Sixers are nice, but as I alluded to this morning in the gameday preview, it's this next stretch of matches that may really tell us the story of the 2013-14 Toronto Raptors.

Things start vs the Pacers tonight in a match-up that should mirror last night's vs Chicago in terms of physicality and defense.

It might not be a pretty one to watch but our man Kenneth is here this evening to guide you through the affair.

Take it away Kenneth and...