The Portland Trail Blazers are closing out a three-game road trip with an early matchup against the Toronto Raptors, badly needing a win. In similar shoes, the 16-23 Raptors could also use a W to get some of their mojo back. Who will win in this Sunday matinee of slumping teams? It’s time to find out.
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Trail Blazers vs. Raptors - Sunday, January 8 - 12:30 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: Root Sports Plus, NBA League Pass
Blazers injuries: Nassir Little (out), Justise Winslow (out), Jusuf Nurkic (probable)
UPDATE: Gary Payton II has been downgraded to “out” for today’s game.
Billups says GP2 will not play tonight, said he experienced discomfort during his pregame workout https://t.co/pK6JRC9QUE— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) January 8, 2023
Raptors injuries: Otto Porter Jr. (out)
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