The Raptors look for just their 10th road win of the season tonight against a Bobcats team that boasts the same 9-24 record at home as Toronto does away from home. Should be a barn burner!
Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas
Charlotte: Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Josh McRoberts, Bismack Biyombo
Toronto: Andrea Bargnani is out
Charlotte: Ramon Sessions is out
- While the Bobcats have been worse from an overall win/loss standpoint over the last couple of years, Raptors fans don’t exactly have bragging rights, as the Raps haven’t won the season series against Charlotte in three years. In fact, a win tonight would be the first season series win over the Bobcats in the Post-Bosh Era.
- Sunday’s loss to the Heat guaranteed the Raptors a sixth straight non-winning season and a loss tonight, or whenever the next loss comes, will guarantee a fifth straight losing season for Toronto. If you’re wondering about how long until the Raptors are officially eliminated from postseason contention, any combination of Raps losses and Bucks wins that equals seven will do it.
- The biggest question I have for tonight is can Rudy Gay actually string together a third straight efficient offensive game? Of course, even if he does, two of the three will have come against the Bobcats.
- I don’t think there will be a Thoughts On the Game post tonight, but as usual, feel free to leave your own thoughts and observations on the game in the comment section below.