The Toronto Raptors faced the Detroit Pistons for the third time tonight at Scotiabank Arena. These two teams have developed quite the game atmosphere, with the usually lottery-bound Pistons always seeming to give the Raptors a run for their money.
Tonight gave the opportunity for the Pistons to do that again, with several of the Raptors starters and role players out with injury. All of Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Precious Achiuwa and Dalano Banton were out for Toronto with various injuries. The Pistons young core of top drafted players had a great opportunity to take advantage.
Yet, the Raptors started strong.