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The man originally scheduled for pre-game duty is sick and unable to handle it, and since the rest of us have a real jobs and can’t fill in on a moment’s notice, we have to rely on a bunch of deadbeats to help us set the stage for tonight’s game.

Enter you, the readers of Raptors Republic.

You’ll be setting our expectations for the game. Simply leave a comment with your final score prediction, the game’s high scorer as well as a “Key Storyline,” and later in the afternoon (time permitting) I’ll curate some of the best or most frequent answers into a brief preview.

For reference, the game is at 7 p.m. on TSN and sees the 38-26 Memphis Grizzlies visit the 36-27 Toronto Raptors. Yes, that means the Raptors record is almost good enough to qualify for the playoffs out West. Started…As further reference, the Hollinger rankings would predict a 5-point Raptors win and Vegas has it at Raptors-1 with a 186.5 over/under.

Have at it folks, and thanks for helping us out.