I’ve spent a solid part of today shoveling snow and wishing I lived in California. I’m posting this as the first quarter of this game starts so I’m going to have to cut a few corners. Needless to say, the Raptors are probably about to lose their 13th straight game. If I’m wrong, we can start taking this team a lot more seriously.
Toronto: Leandro Barbosa, Linas Kleiza and Reggie Evans are all out. Oh, you hadn’t heard about Reggie? Well, now you know.
Atlanta: The Hawks don’t have any players on their injury report, which won’t change the fact that they’re going to lose in the first round of the playoffs.
Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Julian Wright, Amir Johnson, Andrea Bargnani
Atlanta: Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford
Tonight’s pregame song is “Area Codes” by Atlanta native Ludacris, who apparently has a lot of girlfriends who greet him wherever he goes.