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Raptors vs. Hornets Summer League Game Thread

Can the Raps stave off elimination against the Hornets? Will someone get back from vacation before Josh Kern is forced to write yet another summer league recap? Let’s watch.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Toronto Raptors v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

This could very well be the Raptors’ last summer league game, and, as a result, the rest of the HQ staff would very much like for them to lose.

This creates a clear heroes vs. villains situation for the Raptors’ upcoming knockout round game against the Hornets. The villains are absolutely not the Summer League Hornets, as the Hornets feature cool players like Miles Bridges, Malik Monk and Willy Hernangomez. No, the villains are my jerk-head colleagues.

My colleagues would root for rad dudes like Giddy Potts, Chris Boucher and Rawle Alkins to fail all so that they won’t have to dedicate half-an-hour of their day to writing a 700 word game recap. Truly shameful.

The villains will unfortunately begin with the upper-hand. OG Anunoby will not be available tonight, as the Raptors will take the precaution of resting him.

Here’s the full preview, written by the utterly despicable Joel Stephens, now let’s hope the Raps can stick it to those nerds.

Where to Watch:

NBA TV 6:00 P.M. EST


Toronto — Rawle Alkins, Malachi Richardson, Codi Miller-McIntyre, Alfonzo McKinnie, Shevon Thompson

Hornets — Shannon Scott, Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, J.P. Macura, Willy Hernangomez


Toronto — Fuquan Edwin (knee), Malcolm Miller (shoulder), OG Anunoby (rest)

Charlotte — Devonte Graham (knee)