The Toronto Raptors have been all over the map through their first 17 games this season, as encouraging performances were followed up almost immediately by stinkers. Darko Rajakovic seems to be hoping that a date with the rival Brooklyn Nets gets them back on track.
The Nets have been beaten up all season long, with names like Thomas, Cam Johnson, and Ben Simmons going down due to injury. However, their depth has been on display, with Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Spencer Dinwiddie all doing their part to keep Brooklyn competitive.
The Raptors can't afford to let too many winnable games slip through their hands, nor can they let a division rival get the upper hand on them despite a series of concerning injuries. With a tough part of their schedule coming up, the Raptors need to be on their game in this one.
Precious Achiuwa Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Nets game
Achiuwa appears to be off the injury report for this contest. Toronto has all their rotation players locked and loaded, even if Gradey Dick is in the G League and two-way player Markquis Nowell is currently dealing with an ankle problem that likely wouldn't impact the rotation.
Cam Thomas Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Nets game
Thomas, who was averaging 26.9 points per game this season before his injury, has been listed as doubtful to play due to an ankle injury. Brooklyn's depth has been tested this season, as they needed to overcome the loss of a breakout star in Thomas.
Projected Starting Lineups Tonight
PG Dennis Schroder
SG OG Anunoby
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Spencer Dinwiddie
SG Mikal Bridges
SF Dorian Finney-Smith
PF Cam Johnson
C Nic Claxton
Toronto Raptors next five opponents
The Raptors' schedule includes a date with the Suns and a pair of tussles with the Knicks. This could be pivotal in determining their chances to sneak into the postseason hunt.
Nov. 28 @ Brooklyn Nets
Nov. 29 vs. Phoenix Suns
Dec. 1 vs. New York Knicks
Dec. 11 @ New York Knicks
Dec. 13 vs. Atlanta Hawks
Raptors injury report
Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory condition
Nets injury report
Dennis Smith Jr-QUESTIONABLE-Back