The Toronto Raptors continue their west coast trip with a date with the Sacramento Kings.
Toronto is seeking their first 3-game winning streak of the season and a team dinner with head coach Darko Rajakovic.
The new-look Raptors with RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley integrated are looking to improve to 3-0.
Their latest challenge will be a tough one taking on the Kings led by stars De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.
The Raptors will need their starting lineup to shine again. Quickley led all scorers with 26 points in the Raptors latest win over the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111. Barrett chipped in with 14 points. Pascal Siakam had 24 and Scottie Barnes had 20.
The Kings won a thriller against the Orlando Magic 138-135 after leading by 16 points. Malik Monk had a huge game finishing with 37 points and 9 assists off the bench. Keegan Murray had a double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds.
The Raptors could be thin with their depth in this one. Otto Porter Jr. is doubtful to play due to a knee injury and Gary Trent Jr. is now listed as questionable with a quad injury. Christian Koloko remains out for the Raptors with a respiratory issue.
Meanwhile, the Kings have no injuries listed on their injury report.
The Raptors split the season series with the Kings 1-1 in 2022-2023 winning in Sacramento. This is the first matchup between both teams this season.
Toronto Raptors (14-20) vs. Sacramento Kings (20-13)
10:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 5, 2024
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Projected Raptors Starting Lineup:
PG: Immanuel Quickley
SG: RJ Barrett
SF: Scottie Barnes
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Jakob Poeltl
Key Reserves: Dennis Schroder, Gary Trent Jr., Chris Boucher
Projected Kings Starting Lineup:
PG: De’Aaron Fox
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: Harrison Barnes
PF: Keegan Murray
C: Domantas Sabonis
Key Reserves: Malik Monk, Trey Lyles, Davion Mitchell
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