The Toronto Raptors have won two straight — one of those against the lowly Chicago Bulls, against whom they play again tonight in Chicago!
The injury bug has not left the Raptors alone all year, and that trend continues tonight; OG Anunoby remains sidelined after getting whacked in the head in the last game against Chicago, Patrick McCaw is having thumb trouble, and Kawhi Leonard is out tonight for personal reasons.
Mad scientist Nick Nurse has decided to get experimental, and will start both Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol for the first time. Not only that... Fred VanVleet starts, and Pascal Siakam... does not!?
Sounds a bit crazy right? At least that gives us all a good reason to tune in!
Where to watch
Chicago — Shaquille Harrison, Antonio Blakeney, Wayne Selden Jr., Robin Lopez , Brandon Sampson
Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka
Chicago — Otto Porter Jr. (shoulder — out), Zach LaVine (thigh — out), Kris Dunn (back — out), Wendell Carter Jr. (thumb - out), Denzel Valentine (ankle - out), Chandler Hutchinson (toe — out), Lauri Markkanen (medical assignment - out)
Toronto — Kawhi Leonard (personal - out); OG Anunoby (concussion-like symptoms - out); Patrick McCaw (thumb - out)