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Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Thread: Who wants to take on Boogie and the Brow?

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The Raptors have perhaps their tallest order of the season tonight: taking on DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and the Pelicans.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

After much debate among the in-house media here at the ACC, it’s been determined that the Raptors and Pelicans have indeed played each other with both DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in the lineup. It was a real dream of a game, in that we just barely remember it happening.

For those curious: the game was in New Orleans, the Raptors won 94-87, and the leading scorers were Boogie and, wait for it, Jonas Valanciunas. Weirdly — or not so weirdly given how often he’s missed Raps games entirely — Davis only played 17 minutes. Like I said, a lot of odd things going on here.

So there is a sample size (of one) with regards to the Raptors and the Pelicans. The twin towers can be beaten by the team from Toronto. History tells us it has happened.

Now we just need to see if it’ll happen again.

Here’s our full Raptors-Pelicans preview.

Where to Watch:

SN ONE at 7:30 p.m., EST

Starters:

Toronto - Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Norman Powell, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

New Orleans - Jrue Holiday, E’Twuan Moore, Dante Cunningham, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins

Injuries:

Toronto - none

New Orleans - Alexis Ajinca, Rajon Rondo, Solomon Hill, Frank Jackson, Omer Asik — We missed this this morning, but thanks to the Bird Writes crew for pointing it out: the Pellies are injured as hell.

FACEBOOK LIVE UPDATE

Raptors/Pelicans pregame Facebook Live with Sean Woodley, Joseph Casciaro and Dan Reynolds (if he decides to show up).

Posted by Raptors HQ on Thursday, November 9, 2017

If you don’t want to watch the whole thrilling show, some pre-game bets:

  • The line is Raptors -5.5 — What you got? Over/Under?
  • Over/Under and Boogie-Brow is 70 points. What you got?