Charlotte came back to beat the Celtics after being down 10000-0, so winning this one would at least be a funny troll job on the Celtics. More importantly, Toronto is healthy and finally gets a chance to see what the full squad can do. According to the beat guys, Nick Nurse was fairly giddy about the prospect. Let’s see what it looks like. Finally.
Kyle Lowry (ankle) is back! Everyone is back! The healthy squad is real. Gasol will continue to start.
PG: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Jeremy Lin
SG: Danny Green, Patrick McCaw
SF: Kawhi Leonard, Norman Powell, Malcolm Miller
PF: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby
C: Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Chris Boucher
Tony Parker (personal), Nicholas Batum (illness), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion), and Cody Zeller (knee) are all out.
PG: Kemba Walker, Shelvin Mack, Joe Chealey
SG: Jeremy Lamb, Malik Monk, J.P Macura
SF: Miles Bridges
PF: Marvin Williams
C: Bismack Biyombo, Willy Hernangomez, Frank Kaminsky
Toronto is -11.5. The line started at -9.5, but after the news dropped that Lowry was playing, it moved heavily. Over-under is 221