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Valanciunas returns as the Raptors look to beat the Bulls

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With their big man back and a heavyweight guard matchup on tap, tonight's as good a night as any to watch the Toronto Raptors play basketball.

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After a win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the Toronto Raptors are in the Windy City tonight to play the Chicago Bulls. Maybe momentum is the key to getting a win? The Raptors have had little success against this team, losing their last five meetings with Chicago.

Jimmy Butler is usually the face of the Bulls success when playing Toronto, as he's owned DeMar DeRozan in that matchup. With that in mind, we're in the midst of DeRozan playing the best ball of his career. He earned an honourable mention for Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier today, and statistics show that he's balling out of his mind.

A huge part of tonight's game will be seeing if Efficient DeRozan can continue against an elite wing defender in Butler. This is what I'm most excited to watch: whether Jimmy Butler is DeMar's father, or whether he is not.

We'll also get to see Jonas Valanciunas, who will return for the first time since breaking a bone in his hand. Thus, with Saturday's return for DeMarre Carroll, the Raptors get a full roster tonight for the first time in about a month.

If you're looking for other keys to the game, Sean Woodley had the full preview this morning and I encourage you check it out. Now all that's left is the game -- get to the comments, people.