The Toronto Raptors have some positive momentum for the first time this season, as their last two contests include a miraculous comeback against the San Antonio Spurs and a dominant victory against the Dallas Mavericks. Will they stay hot against Jayson Tatum and the mighty Boston Celtics?
Even with some recent slip-ups, there is a genuine chance that Boston is the best team in the NBA. Tatum is playing at a high level, Kristaps Porzingis has been a tremendous trade addition, and the team’s defense just might be the most ferocious in the league.
If Darko Rajakovic wants to lead Toronto to their third straight road victory on the bounce, he will need to come out with a near-perfect plan for how to attack one of the more complementary lineups in the game. Will it work, or will Darko fall flat on his face against Joe Mazzulla?
Jayson Tatum Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Celtics game
Tatum appears to be ready to go despite the Celtics having played a game against the rival Nets on Friday. Back-to-backs may sideline Tatum later in the season, but he appears ready to give Toronto all they can handle as Boston tries to pad their lead.
Precious Achiuwa Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Celtics game
After missing five straight games due to a nagging groin injury, Achiuwa has once again been named questionable for tonight’s matchup against Boston. Achiuwa is a very promising athlete, but he has often found it tough to stay on the court due to a myriad of nagging problems.
Projected starting lineups tonight
PG Dennis Schroder
SG OG Anunoby
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Jrue Holiday
SG Derrick White
SF Jaylen Brown
PF Jayson Tatum
C Kristaps Porzingis
Toronto Raptors next 5 opponents
Toronto will face off against the Celtics and Bucks relatively soon before the “easier” part of their schedule starts up and gives them some games against less-heralded teams.
Nov. 13 vs. Washington Wizards
Nov. 15 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Nov. 17 vs. Boston Celtics
Nov. 19 vs. Detroit Pistons
Nov. 21 @ Orlando Magic
Raptors injury report
Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory Condition
Gary Trent Jr-DOUBTFUL-Foot
Celtics injury report
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