It's the start of a five game road trip that begins in Cleveland and end in London (not the one in Ontario) against the Orlando Magic. The Raptors get an up close look at the team everyone is chasing in the East, so it's another one of those measuring stick games in a season full of them, especially with the entire conference so bunched up at the moment, and probably for the foreseeable future.
Of course, the news is already bad for the Raptors before the trip even technically starts. Word today is that DeMarre Carroll will once again take a seat due to injury.
Carroll did say the plantar fasciitis is only a minor deal and he doesn't really think about it now. It's the knee that's the issue.— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) January 4, 2016
Carroll said combo of Raptors believing he was putting himself at risk of more harm playing way he does and him not happy at 65% production— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) January 4, 2016
Not great news. But instead of dwelling, let's ask: might the Cavs dancers exact some revenge on the Raptors players before tip-off tonight?
Let's get it going in the comments.