Toronto Raptors v Indiana Pacers

The Raptors look to bounce back from a couple of disappointing losses and win the season series with the Pacers in the process.

Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: TSN

Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas
Indiana: George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert

Injury report
Toronto: Linas Kleiza is out
Indiana: No injuries to report

Random Thoughts:

  • The Pacers are on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Clippers last night, the Raptors have won two of three games against Indiana this season and have been awful in their last two games against the Wizards and Cavs, so there is reason to believe they’ll bounce back with an upset against the Pacers tonight. Having said that, Indiana will have a boost tonight after Roy Hibbert served a one-game suspension against L.A. and the Raptors have yet to take on the Pacers this season with Danny Granger in the lineup. In three games since returning, Granger is averaging just 6.3 points on a wretched 25.9 per cent shooting in 18.7 minutes per game.
  • The last time these two teams met up in Indiana, fake “tough guy” Tyler Hansbrough took a cheap shot on Jonas Valanciunas. I’m really hoping that Valanciunas or another member of the Raptors looks to settle the score with Psycho T tonight. On that note, Valanciunas has enjoyed some of his best games against the Pacers this season, averaging nearly 12 points, over 10 rebounds and one block in just under 24 minutes per game in three games against Indiana.