Jakob Poeltl, Darko Rajakovic, and the Toronto Raptors will finally bring an end to their preseason schedule tonight, facing off against a Washington Wizards team that is trying to prove many of their own doubters wrong and return to postseason action.
The last game of the preseason is usually good for some zaniness, as teams will usually try to empty their benches and roll with as many young players as possible to see what they have. Toronto will likely do the same, even if the starters suit up for brief periods.
While a perfect preseason isn’t necessarily a precursor to a successful regular season, Toronto would love nothing more than to start the Rajakovic era with an unblemished mark in this series of exhibition games.
Is Jakob Poeltl playing vs. Wizards?
After being sidelined with an illness that prevented him from suiting up against the Taipans and Bulls, Poeltl was back at practice and will likely suit up in the preseason finale. Finally, Rajakovic can operate his offense with his starting center.
Is Jordan Poole playing vs. Raptors?
All signs point to Poole staying healthy and playing in this game. How long he will remain in the game is a different question, however. The last preseason game can always look a little unusual and dicy with regards to how long stars will play.
How to live stream Raptors vs. Wizards
This game will get started at 7:30 P.M. ET (4:30 P.M. PT) and will be broadcast live on TSN. NBA League Pass will carry the game for Toronto or Washington fans who want to watch outside of their home market.
Full Raptors injury report vs. Wizards
Precious Achiuwa should also be back in business after he was ruled out for the last few games with a groin strain. Otto Porter Jr. might not suit up due to his toe injury, and Ron Harper Jr. has been dealing with a bum shoulder.
Full Wizards injury report vs. Raptors
The only other name on this roster who could miss this game would be former Top pick Johnny Davis, who is dealing with an elbow injury. Look for Washington to empty the bench in this one as they try to sort out their own roster.