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Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors: Operation "Right The Ship" Continues

The Raptors' recent wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers weren't overly convincing. With the Pistons missing their starting point guard, perhaps now is as good a time as any to regroup and lay the hammer down on a vulnerable squad.

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And down goes Brandon Jennings.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jennings may miss the remainder of the regular season with a torn Achilles tendon, although that still needs to be confirmed through an MRI.

The Raptors know all to well how important Jennings is to the Pistons' success. He dropped a nasty double-double of 34 points and 10 assists in a 114-111 victory at the Air Canada Centre on Jan. 12. It was his defense on Kyle Lowry in the final moments of the fourth quarter that sealed the deal.

Losing a backcourt talent who's averaging 15 points and six assists hurts no matter which way you slice it. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back should also hinder Detroit's chances in this game.

There's no such thing as a sure-fire win with this Raptors team, though. Not lately anyways.

They've lost four of their last six games at home after starting the season 14-3. DeMar DeRozan is struggling shooting the basketball, the rotation is out of whack and... Let's face it, both the offense and defense are in serious need of repair.

The win over Philadelphia on Friday did nothing to inspire much confidence. It helped validate Kyle Lowry's All-Star selection (especially late), but that's about it.

Per RaptorsMR, Amir Johnson may sit this one out with a sore shoulder (tweet says right, but it's actually left).

Do your best to enjoy tonight's game, folks. If Toronto is down 15-0 in the first quarter like they were against the 76ers, feel free to direct your anger at the nearest pillow, sofa or inflatable object (get your mind out of the gutter!)