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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings

The Raptors, still shorthanded, face possibly their most winnable test on their six-game trip.

Toronto Raptors v Sacramento Kings Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s another late one tonight, with the Toronto Raptors tipping off against the Sacramento Kings at 10:00 ET. Should you stay up and watch? Well, on the one hand, it’s the Kings, so, maybe not? But on the other hand, this might be the Raptors’ best chance to win a game on this trip! And hey, it’s Friday, so why not stay up late, order some late-night pizza or tacos, and watch two struggling teams go at it!

The Raptors will once again be without OG Anunoby and Yuta Watanabe, and are on the second night of a back-to-back (and Pascal Siakam already looked completely gassed last night) so even though the Kings come in sporting a 6-9 record (and you know, they're the Kings), they won’t be an easy out.

In one bit of late-breaking good news, Precious Achiuwa returns to the lineup tonight, giving the Raptors some extra frontcourt depth. Khem Birch will continue to start, though.

Can the Raptors get back in the win column? Lets’ watch and find out!

Where to Watch

Sportsnet, 10 PM ET

Lineups

Toronto — Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch

Sacramento — De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, Chimezie Metu, Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes

Injuries

Toronto — OG Anunoby (hip - OUT), Yuta Watanabe (calf - OUT)

Sacramento — none