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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors

Wouldn’t it be nice to face the Kings every night? Here come the Warriors!

Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors
Fred VanVleet goes up for a layup against the Golden State Warriors.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

If you were waffling on whether or not to watch Friday night’s game against the Kings, well, there’s waffling tonight, as the Toronto Raptors are going up against one of, if not the most exciting basketball teams in the Golden State Warriors. Pascal Siakam will look to build on his near-perfect performance against the Kings and propel the Raptors to another win on the road.

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green return from one-game “rest” absences to try and exorcise their demons against Toronto. OG Anunoby and Yuta Watanabe remain sidelined for Toronto, and the Warriors will be without Andre Igoudala, Gary Payton II, James Wiseman and of course, Klay Thompson.

The last time these two teams met, the Raptors ended up on top by a paltry, measly, insignificant 53-points! With fresh legs, you can bet that the 14-2 Warriors are looking for some retribution.

Will Warriors’ pride win out or can the Raptors surprise a Golden State team that is on top of the league?

Where to Watch

Sportsnet, 8:30 PM EST

Lineups

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

Golden State — Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

Injuries

Toronto — OG Anunoby (hip – out), Yuta Watanabe (calf – out)

Golden State — Andre Iguodala (knee – out), Gary Payton II (hernia – out), Klay Thompson (achilles – out), James Wiseman (knee – out)