The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets have traveled to one of Canada’s greatest cities and are set to square off in preseason action tonight.
Tonight marks Brooklyn’s third pre-season game (they’re 1-1) and Toronto’s fourth (2-1); each has one pre-season game remaining.
Norman Powell has been scratched from the game due to a leg injury, which is being reported as his other leg, not the one in which he suffered a contusion on Friday night against Melbourne United. Doesn’t sound too serious at least—he’s expected back tomorrow.
OG Anunoby returns from a personal leave for his first pre-season action, and will get the start.
Chris Boucher, who didn’t play in Toronto’s last game due to back spasms, grew up in Montreal and is set to play in front of a friendly crowd tonight.
Homecoming. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/AteBkajnJF— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 10, 2018
For the Nets, they’ve got a bunch of walking wounded, including Allen Crabbe, who rolled his ankle last game. Kenneth Faried sat out the last one as well, but he doesn’t appear on the injury report tonight.
Where to Watch
7 p.m. EST, TSN2
Toronto — Norman Powell (vague leg injury)
Brooklyn — Allen Crabbe (ankle); Mitch Creek (adductor strain); Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (adductor strain); Shabazz Napier (hamstring); Alan Williams (ankle)
Toronto — Danny Green, OG Anunoby, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka
Brooklyn — D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeMarre Carroll, Ed Davis, Jarrett Allen
Our man Cory Knitbaut has your preview thread so hit it up to learn what you should be watching for in this one—besides everyone finishing up the game healthy, of course.
And be sure to chime in in the comments below to let us your thoughts throughout the game!