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Raptors vs. Jazz Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Toronto is in Utah to play the Jazz as both teams continue getting in shape for the regular season

NBA preseason 2018-19: Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors have had two full days to recover from their first pre-season action, and have traveled to the rare air of Utah for their second exhibition game, this time against the Utah Jazz.

It’s Utah’s second game as well; the Jazz handily defeated the Perth Wildcats (yes, Perth as in Perth, Australia) 130-72 on Saturday.

Rookie Grayson Allen was the story in that one, as he went off for 19 points and 5-of-9 from downtown.

It should be a different story against the Raptors perimeter defense tonight. Because Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor. Speaking of whom:

Deep breaths, y’all.


Where to Watch

9 p.m. EST, Sportsnet One


Toronto — OG Anunoby (personal)

Utah — Raul Neto (hamstring) and Dante Exum (right knee soreness) are out; Trey Lewis (left ankle sprain) and Derrick Favors (illness) are questionable.


Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Kyle Collinsworth, Kawhi Leonard, C.J. Miles, Jonas Valanciunas

Utah — Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neal, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert

Hit the preview thread to see what our own Joel Stephens ranks as what to watch for tonight, including the ongoing refinement of this great chemistry experiment and where the Raptors get their shots from on the floor. And be sure to hit the comments to let us know your thoughts as the game goes on!

And, if you need some halftime entertainment, by all means, watch Serge Ibaka serve his teammates some, uhhh, well, just watch for yourself: