Notably, it’s Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic’s first game as an NBA head coach, along with the first game on the Raptors staff for most of his assistants. The Raptors will also play their first game in many years without Fred VanVleet, and their first with their new roster members.
They will face the Minnesota Timberwolves, who finished eigth in the Western conference regular season last year. They will have their big two of Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards to match up against the Raptors tonight.
Fun fact: the Timberwolves have lost 18 straight games in Toronto, and the Raptors will be trying to make it 19 tonight.
Fun fact: the last time Minnesota won a road game in Toronto, Gary Trent Sr. came off the bench for the Timberwolves.— Keerthika Uthayakumar (@keerthikau) March 18, 2023
Minnesota has lost 17 consecutive road games in Toronto, their last win came in 2004.
How to Watch
7:30 p.m. ET on Sportsnet
Raptors: Christian Koloko (respiratory illness)
Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels (calf), Jaylen Clark (Achilles)
Toronto: Scottie Barnes, Dennis Schroder, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl, O.G. Anunoby
Minnesota: Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert, Nickeil Alexander-Walker