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Game Thread: The Raptors Host Their First Preseason Game Against The Celtics

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The Raptors play host to the Boston Celtics at 7:30 tonight in their first home game of the pre-season. Also, a few injury updates.

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The Raps are playing at home for the first time in the 2014-15 season this evening, where they will tussle with the Rajon Rondo-less Boston Celtics.

Pre-season records: BOS 2-0, TOR 1-1

Game Time: Tip off is at 7:30 at the ACC. TV Broadcast is on NBA TV Canada while you can listen to the radio broadcast on the Fan 590.

With the Celtics having three Canadians on the roster, watching the CanCon will be the focus of the game tonight. Seeing whether Kelly Olynyk has improved going into his sophomore season, and if Dwight Powell has what it takes to stick on a roster.

The Raptors are dealing with a few injuries. Via Jay Satur, Patrick Patterson has been out with a sore hand and sore knee, but did practice yesterday and could be ready tonight. Meanwhile, Terrence Ross is day-to-day with a knee contusion and sore ankle, and Greg Stiemsma is still undergoing league mandated testing as part of their concussion protocol.

Probably most concerning is the fact that Lucas Nogueira will be out at least a couple of weeks with a groin strain.

Comment if you're heading down to the game tonight, I'll be there and hope for at least a decent atmosphere!