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Raptors vs. Jazz: Kyle's Return, Thompson's Debut?

A Wednesday night matchup between the Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz should actually be much more interesting than you would expect.

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The second-place Toronto Raptors welcome the Utah Jazz to the Air Canada Centre tonight.

It's ok, don't get the remote ready. This game should actually be interesting. Utah has a bunch of players worth keeping an eye on and Kyle Lowry will be back in the Raptors' lineup. Newly signed Jason Thompson could get some run as well.

The individual matchups are ripe with intrigue. Nothing gets the blood flowing like some Jonas Valanciunas vs. Rudy Gobert, DeMar DeRozan vs. Rodney Hood and Luis Scola vs. Derrick Favors. Ok, maybe not the last one, but still.


Here's some pre-game reading while you wait for the opening tip:

My preview from earlier today with three storylines to watch for.

Our friends over at SLC Dunk tee up tonight's matchup from a Jazz perspective. If you like reading about Trey Burke you'll enjoy this.

Holly MacKenzie's story on Thompson getting rave reviews from former teammates and coaches.

Dave Zarum explains why Delon Wright will be a player worth monitoring down the stretch.

Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford sits down for a revealing interview with Bismack Biyombo.

Josh Lewenberg on Thompson immediately fitting in with his new teammates.

And here are a few last minute notes from pre-game.

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