The Raptors also played last night, losing in Philadelphia. They have also recently lost an overtime game to Jimmy and his Butlers, and after winning seven in a row are riding a three game losing streak into Chicago. Playing the Boylen boys is reason enough for them not to panic, but I do think there is potential here for a flat performance by the Raptors: their next game is the much-anticipated welcome back of Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Otto Porter has 1 foot until proven otherwise. Chandler ‘crutch’ Hutchison is still out with his shoulder injury.
For Toronto, some of their deep bench is out (Stanley Johnson, Patrick McCaw) and more importantly Fred VanVleet (shout-out to Rockford) is questionable with a knee injury.
Who can even remember way back to October 26th, when the Raptors handled the Bulls pretty easily. I think it may be notable in that it was a pretty straightforward throttling instead of some choke job.
7pm start, televised on NBC Sports Chicago.