Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Linas Kleiza, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas
Utah: Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward, Marvin Williams, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

Injury report

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields and Alan Anderson will miss tonight’s game.

Utah: Mo Williams is probable, Earl Watson is questionable.

Random thoughts

  • Jamaal Tinsley finished with zero points and 14 assists for the Jazz against the Suns on Saturday. He was the fifth player since 1985 to dish out that many dimes in a game without scoring any points — the other four were Fat Lever, Greg Anthony, Anthony Carter and Rajon Rondo.
  • If the Raptors lose tonight, they’ll match their 1-6 start from the 2010-11 season when they finished with a 22-60 record.
  • The Raptors have a depressing 8-23 record all-time against the Jazz.
  • The Jazz and Raptors met just once last season, and the Raptors triumphed 111-106 in double overtime.
  • I don’t think my enthusiasm for watching, rooting for and writing about this team could be any lower than it is right now. I could really use a random, unexpected Raptors win tonight.

Comments (16)

  1. > I could really use a random, unexpected Raptors win tonight.

    Oh my, yes. That’d be something to help make up for Saturday night’s debacle.

  2. I don’t know if I want a win. I’d rather see the team desperate and trade some of their so called “future” If they win then all it will show is how unpredictable this team is.

  3. McGuire is starting over Kleiza.

  4. Look at me, I want to play, FEED ME MINUTES!!!

  5. So far so good on the game front. I had no idea Jamaal Tinsley was still around.

  6. On another note: There have been some hits to start start the season, but I’m still mostly optimistic about the Raps this year. Lowry was as good or better than expected, Derozan’s may have actually evolved to the point he’ll earn his contract. Val looks legit. Injuries are inevitable, but there’s hopefully enough depth to weather the storm.

  7. seriously???? can’t even get a shot off with 2.2 seconds????

  8. Worst officated game I’ve seen in a while. Disgusting.

  9. What does Derozan have to do to get a fuckinh call

  10. Ridiculous game

    • We’ve got ourselves a barn burner. Triple OT, two last second threes. Derozan on pace to play 60 min.

  11. Awesome pass to Gray cutting down the middle. What the fuck man

  12. I don’t like Gray coming out for the first time in the third OT with Davis and Val on the bench. But anyway, Millsap/Favours/Jefferson is a killer frontcourt rotation.

  13. the pick and roll against calderon and bargnani really killed the raptors tonight…..each time they ran that someone on the raptors would help and leave one player on the jazz open for a 3 or jump shot ….argh…

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