Start time: 6:00 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray
Golden State: Monta Ellis, Dorell Wright, Dominic McGuire, David Lee, Andris Biedrins
Toronto: Andrea Bargnani’s return date is still a mystery.
Golden State: Stephen Curry is questionable for today’s game.
I just spent about three hours researching and writing this post about Kobe, LeBron and clutch shooting, so I’m going to mail this post in. If Stephen Curry sits out this one, as expected, the Raptors might stumble into a win here unless Dwane Casey sends out a clutch-time lineup of Carter, Forbes, Butler, Magloire and Gray — which wouldn’t even surprise me, at this point.
For what it’s worth, the Warriors have a pretty good track record against the Raptors — they’ve won 10 of the last 12 meetings between the teams. Don’t be surprised if this is one of those games where Monta Ellis goes berserk and drops 40-plus on his helpless opponents.