Toronto Raptors

What channel is Raptors vs. Trail Blazers on? Game preview, start time, injury report

The Toronto Raptors open up a five-game road trip against Western Conference opponents on Monday when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers.

Toronto looks to get back on track after a week of ups and downs that was highlighted by a win over the Philadelphia 76ers but closed with a disappointing loss to the Detroit Pistons. With Goran Dragic starting in place of the injured Fred VanVleet, it was Pascal Siakam (25) and Gary Trent Jr. (23) that combined for 48 points to pace the Raptors' offence.

TAKEAWAYS: Siakam turns in big night, but Raptors' comeback falls short

Despite falling out of the rotation for some time, Dragic was ready when his number was called, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes of action. Dragic might be called upon to reprise that role in Portland as VanVleet remains on the injury report with groin soreness.

It could be a battle of backup point guards as Portland was without All-Star Damian Lillard in its last outing. Lillard, who is dealing with an abdominal injury, is said to be day-to-day, per head coach Chauncey Billups.

In Lillard's absence, fourth-year guard Anfernee Simons got the start, but his 16 points (on 6-for-11 shooting), five rebounds and four assists weren't enough, as the Blazers fell to 6-8 on the season after suffering a 124-95 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Portland has now lost three of its last four.

Of course, you can't talk Blazers without mentioning a familiar face in Norman Powell, who will go against the Raptors for just the second time in his career Monday night. Through 12 games this season, Powell is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from deep.

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Monday night will also mark Gary Trent Jr.'s first time back in Portland since last year's trade, making for an entertaining subplot for tonight's matchup.

Who will come out on top?

What channel is Raptors vs. Trail Blazers on?

  • TV channel: TSN (Canada), Root Sports or NBA League Pass (U.S.)
  • Radio: SN 590

What time does Raptors vs. Trail Blazers start?

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 15
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT

Raptors vs. Trail Blazers injury report

(As of 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15,)

Raptors vs. Trail Blazers injury report: Nov. 15, 2021
Team Player Current Status Reason
Raptors Precious Achiuwa Questionable Injury/Illness - Right Shoulder; Tendinitis
Isaac Bonga Out G League - On Assignment
Chris Boucher Questionable Injury/Illness - Back; Lower - soreness
David Johnson Out G League - Two-Way
Fred VanVleet Questionable Injury/Illness - Left Groin; Soreness
Yuta Watanabe Out Injury/Illness - Left Calf; Strain

Raptors next five games

Raptors 2021-22 NBA schedule
Date Opponent Time (ET) Venue
Monday, Nov. 15 at Trail Blazers 10:00 p.m. Moda Center
Thursday, Nov. 18 at Jazz 9:00 p.m. Vivint Arena
Friday, Nov. 19 at Kings 10:00 p.m. Golden 1 Center
Sunday, Nov. 21 at Warriors 8:30 p.m. Chase Center
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Grizzlies 8:00 p.m. FedEx Forum

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