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Game Thread: Raptors vs. Spurs updates, TV info, and more

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The Raptors and Spurs will tip-off with heavy hearts.

Game Thread: Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs updates, TV info, and more, Kyle Lowry Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

As the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs get ready to take the court, the NBA is in sudden mourning following the death of Kobe Bryant and four other people earlier today in a helicopter accident.

Although I think most of us would generally agree that cancelling today’s NBA games in the wake of the news would be appropriate, it is, logistically speaking, a difficult thing to do in a very short period of time — the news broke just about an hour before tip-off.

And so, as of this writing, today’s game is scheduled to happen in roughly 20 minutes or so. It will undoubtedly be played with heavy hearts, both on the courts and in the stands, and from everyone watching.

We’ll update this post should anything change regarding today’s tip-off.

RIP, Kobe Bryant.

Where to Watch

Sportsnet One, 4:00pm EST

Lineups

Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, OG Anunoby

San Antonio — Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, DeMar DeRozan, Trey Lyles, LaMarcus Aldridge

Injuries

Toronto — Dewan Hernandez (ankle - out); Patrick McCaw (nose - out)

San Antonio — none