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Welcome Back, Carter: Memphis Grizzlies in Town to Take on Raptors

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Vince Carter (remember him) and the No. 1 team in the NBA visit the Air Canada Centre in a nostalgia-filled matchup that brings back memories of the Naismith Cup days.

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Team Records: Memphis Grizzlies (10-1, 4-1 on the road) vs. Toronto Raptors (8-2, 6-1 at home)

Where to Watch: TSN, 7:30 p.m.

Don't you worry, just keep movin boo

Cause you're the star, everybody looking at you

Ain't no doubt about it [Vince], the way you move

Ain't no doubt about it, hey [Vince], baby you cool

Could this be the night where fans in Toronto finally stand up and applaud the past achievements of one Vincent Lamar Carter?

If our latest poll is any indiction, people are finally starting to come around to the idea of publicly giving the man his due.

Whether you like it or not, it's going to happen at the end of the first quarter when the team plays a video tribute as part of the 20th anniversary.

And lest we forget that there's an actual game to be played.

James Johnson will be unable to compete after sustaining a severely sprained right ankle on Saturday against the Utah Jazz. There are no major injuries to note for Memphis, although a stomach bug seems to be spreading through their roster.

Both teams pride themselves on being strong defensive units. Memphis ranks fourth in defensive rating at 97.0, while Toronto sits four spots back at 100.5. It's been the Raptors who have come down harder in that department in their last two meetings, holding Memphis to under 88 points in both outings.

While it would have been nice to pull out a win against the Chicago Bulls on TNT last week, giving the Grizzlies their second loss on the year and ending their five-game winning streak could be that defining early season moment the Raptors are looking for.

Leave your comments below and enjoy tonight's festivities!