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

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The Raptors look to rebound against the Bulls after an embarrassing 29 point loss to the Magic. Let’s watch.

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After an ugly 29 point blowout loss to the Orlando Magic, the Raptors look to finish out 2018 strong against the 10-26 Chicago Bulls.

It’s a different looking team in Chicago since the last time the Raps faced them. Kris Dunn, Zach Lavine, and Lauri Markkanen are back from their respective injuries, Jim Boylen has replaced Fred Hoiberg as the head coach, and Jabari Parker has basically been exiled from the city.

As for the Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry are both out, and Fred VanVleet is a likely game time decision with the shoulder injury he suffered against Orlando. On the bright side, Norman Powell should be making his return to the lineup after a one game absence.

And as an added bonus, tonight the Raptors will wear their new red and white “Earned” edition uniforms for the first time.

For some more pre-game reading, here’s Zakaria Abdulle’s game preview.

Here are the details for tonight’s game.

Where To Watch:

TSN, 6:00 PM EST

Lineups:

Toronto - Delon Wright, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka

Chicago - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.

Injuries:

Toronto - Jonas Valanciunas (thumb - out), Kyle Lowry (back - out), Fred VanVleet (shoulder - day to day)

Chicago - Bobby Portis (ankle - out), Denzel Valentine (ankle - out)