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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics

The Raptors take to the road to face the Celtics in Beantown.

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The Toronto Raptors practiced yesterday, and had a shootaround this morning. Was that enough time to fix everything wrong with their offense, made apparent on Wednesday night?

Hmm, probably not. But! With the opening night jitters out of the way, and one game of familiarity under their belts (and remember, Chris Boucher and Khem Birch, two important rotation players, had limited time with their teammates in the preseason) things should look a little better tonight against the Boston Celtics.

The Raptors have the same crew starting tonight, while the Celtics welcome Al Horford back to the starting lineup after a stint in the COVID protocols. That size up front, with Horford and Robert Williams, will be a handful for Team 6’9” Or Less.

Let’s watch and see how it goes!

Where to Watch:

Sportsnet, 7:30 PM EST

Lineups:

Toronto – Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa

Boston – Marcus Smart, Josh Richardson, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams

Injuries:

Toronto – Pascal Siakam (shoulder – out), Yuta Watanabe (calf – out)

Boston – Marcus Smart (knee —probable); Josh Richardson (migraine — probable)