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Video: Lakers vs Raptors Gameday Preview: Raps Go for 7 Straight at Home

RaptorsHQ's Kayla Grey previews this afternoon's match between the Lakers and Raptors.

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No Kobe Bryant.

No Steve Nash.

And maybe no Tyler Hansbrough.

Ok, so the last name isn't in quite the same company as the previous two but all three are unlikely to be seeing any action today as the Los Angeles Lakers face off against the Toronto Raptors this afternoon.

The Raps are coming off a nice win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night while the Lakers are coming off a win as well, a 107-104 win over the Boston Celtics.

These teams are headed in fairly different directions however with LA out of the Western Conference playoff picture and Toronto not only in the mix in the East, but fighting for a top three seed.  A win today would further attempt to put some distance between themselves and the bevy of foes trying to play catch-up.

A win would also be somewhat of a historic moment as the HQ's Kayla Grey notes, in her video preview: