(Video by the always-awesome Turbozone.)
Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas
Indiana: George Hill, Paul George, Gerald Green, David West, Roy Hibbert
Toronto: No reported injuries.
Indiana: Danny Granger is out indefinitely with knee soreness, while George Hill is probable for tonight.
- These game threads didn’t get a lot of traffic last year, so we’re going to keep these quick and dirty so they don’t take up a lot of our time. We’d love to see more of you hang out in the comments during the game, though!
- The Raptors are 9-8 in season openers, and 6-5 in season openers at home.
- Jonas Valanciunas will face a big test — literally — guarding seven-foot-two Roy Hibbert in Jonas’ first NBA game. This looks like one of those matchups where Jonas’ could get into foul trouble early.
- The Pacers went 3-0 against the Raptors last season. In their most recent matchup, the Pacers won 103-98, but they had Granger in their lineup while Bargnani sat the game out for the Raptors.
- Nice shoes, Amir.