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This year, Canada is only a short bus ride away from Orlando

Toronto Raptors v San Antonio Spurs Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images

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I wonder if the Raptors play ‘O Canada’ before their games in Tampa? I would think they would, but ‘True North strong and free’ doesn’t quite hit the same in the Florida panhandle. Maybe they can get Aron Baynes to drink a Molson or two in the pregame to make it feel more Canadian?

The Spurs did what they needed to on Monday night, they easily routed the objectively terrible Magic, and picked up what might have been their easiest win of the year. Tonight they play another team that they should easily overcome, since the Raptors aren’t playing well lately, and Van Vleet is out with an injury and Kyle Lowry is expected to be rested tonight. If the Silver and Black can replicate the intensity they played with on Monday, they should win easily and finish the current road trip with a 3-2 record, but inconsistency has been a hallmark of the Spurs this season, so who really knows what’s going to happen? The Spurs need to approach this opponent with the appropriate level of fear, or they could end up having another embarrassing loss, but if they play up to their recent standards, they should once again have a winning record.

Predatory Raptors often travel in a flock, but under the basket there was a monster, It was kind of a shock, it wasn’t just poppycock, it was the Block Lobster! [Block Lobster—Repeat 4 times]

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs vs Tampa Bay Raptors
April 14, 2021 | 6:30 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass

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