Normally, when the Toronto Raptors go up against a team with LeBron James, we wouldn’t be discussing the possibility of playing down to the opponent. Forgive us for being trained — we’ve been victim to a long history of LeBron massacres, as this tweet kindly reminded us today.
.@KingJames has caused @Raptors fans lots of heartbreak over the years.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 14, 2022
We take a look back at his Top 5 plays against Toronto. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/sKg3qpGIy5
Not only are the Lakers well under .500, though, there was still a question of whether LeBron will factor into tonight’s matchup at all. After a torrid stretch of play, James was a game-time decision with a knee injury. The verdict from Frank Vogel, though, is that LeBron will play.
LeBron James will play tonight, per the Lakers https://t.co/RQK5gD1fJf— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 15, 2022
Toronto gets some depth back of their own too, as Fred VanVleet is a go after sitting out with knee soreness.
VanVleet will play.— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 15, 2022
With news out of the way, here are the game details.
Where to Watch
Sportsnet, 10:30 PM ET
Toronto – Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa
Los Angeles – LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Stanley Johnson, Austin Reaves
Toronto – Malachi Flynn (hamstring – out), OG Anunoby (finger – out)
Los Angeles – Dwight Howard (personal – out), Anthony Davis (foot – out), Kendrick Nunn (knee – out)