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Raptors vs. Kings Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV Info, and more

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A few injury updates for the Raptors before tonight’s tilt, but the good news is Kawhi Leonard is back in the lineup this evening after missing two games.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Kawhi Leonard is back! After missing two games with a “jammed foot” (can’t believe they went with that one), Leonard will make his return against a red-hot shooting Kings team. As I outlined in this morning’s preview, the young Kings are simply on fire from deep, and everywhere else for that matter. The team’s best defender will be a much needed and welcomed addition to the starting-five tonight.

Now on to the bad news: Norman Powell is expected to miss up to six-weeks after dislocating his left shoulder in Monday’s game against Utah. Powell, who was in the game for no more than five seconds, got his arm caught awkwardly on Rudy Gobert as he chased a Jazz player around Gobert’s screen. From all angles it looked like nothing more than an accidental occurrence. Dislocations may sound simple, but in athletics, the key is patience. It is an incredibly easy injury to aggravate — just ask Delon Wright.

Also out tonight is C.J. Miles, who suffered a hip injury at some point in the last three days. It’s being officially called “hip bursitis” which, if we remember, hampered Kyle Lowry’s elbow down the stretch of the Raptors most successful playoff run in 2015-16. We’ll continue to monitor Miles’ situation as it progresses.

If you missed this morning’s preview, you can catch it here before the game, or just head on down and get all the necessary info to tune into the action! Enjoy the game!

Where to Watch:

TSN, 10:00pm EST

Lineups:

Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka

Sacramento — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Iman Shumpert, Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein

Injuries:

Toronto — Norman Powell (shoulder — out), C.J. Miles (hip — out)

Sacramento — Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee — probable)