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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies

Can the Raptors get a much-needed win in Memphis? Let’s watch!

Toronto Raptors v Memphis Grizzlies Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors’ never-ending roadtrip continues tonight — but at least they're heading back this way, with a stop in Memphis tonight and Indiana on Friday.

And hey, wouldn’t it be great to get a win or two before the team comes home?

Memphis is not an easy out, however. Sure, they’re only 9-8, and they may be without Dillon Brooks, but any team with a player as dynamic always has a chance. And it’s not like the Raptors have anyone who can slow down Steven Adams, who regularly ate Toronto’s lunch even when the Raptors had actual centres on the roster.

And speaking of centres, Khem Birch hit the injury report earlier today, dealing with the same right knee swelling that sidelined him a couple of weeks back. Without Birch, Adams might eat lunch and dinner tonight!

The good news? Tonight we’ll see the season debut of Yuta Watanabe! Is Yuta the Prince Who Was Promised? Let’s find out!

Let’s watch and see how The Chosen Son does

Where to Watch:

TSN4, 8:00 PM EST

Lineups:

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

Memphis – Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams

Injuries:

Toronto – OG Anunoby (hip – out), Khem Birch (knee – out)

Memphis – Dillon Brooks (hamstring – questionable), De’Anthony Melton (groin – out), Sam Merrill (ankle – out)