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Raptors vs. Hornets Game Thread: Updates, TV info, and more

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The Raptors finally have their full post-trade roster together this evening, just in time to say hello to the Charlotte Hornets. Let’s watch.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

What is the best possible scenario for the Charlotte Hornets given where they are right now? They have exactly one noteworthy player (Kemba Walker), and a couple of decent role players — but where does it go from there? I don’t want to belabour this point, but it definitely feels like the Hornets may be the least interesting team in the whole NBA. This feels crazy to say, given they’re owned by Michael Jordan. But prove me wrong.

The Raptors, of course, are far and away from being boring. All season they’ve thrilled and entertained, and given us enough narrative weight (on and off the court) to carry us easily through the season. And as luck would have it, tonight’s game against the Hornets marks the first time the Raptors have had their entire roster, post-trade deadline. It feels likely Toronto could beat the Hornets absent a player or two, but it’s far more exciting to consider seeing this Raps squad now at full strength. If nothing else, we’ll need something to goose this game up a little bit.

Let’s get things started here with some energy: the full preview from Zak Abdulle here! Updated game details below! Let’s watch!!!

Where to Watch:

TSN, 6:00pm EST

Lineups:

Toronto – Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol

Charlotte – Kemba Walker, Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo

Injuries:

Toronto – None. I... I can’t believe it.

Charlotte – Nicolas Batum (illness – out), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion – out), Cody Zeller (knee – out), Tony Parker (personal - out)