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Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. The game will be played at 5:30 PM PT in San Francisco and can be watched on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Previously with the Warriors:

Golden State split their most recent back-to-back on Friday with a 113-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons. The game was a lot closer than many were expecting, especially considering that they were playing a Detroit team with just three wins this season. Although Stephen Curry led the team with 26 points, it was Jonathan Kuminga’s increased playing time that stood out the most. Just one game after the third-year forward vented his frustrations over head coach Steve Kerr’s rotations, Kuminga played a season-high 36 minutes for 11 points and six rebounds.

Also noteworthy from this game was the hand injury to point guard Chris Paul. The 38-year-old future hall-of-famer was diagnosed with a fractured left hand and underwent surgery over the weekend. He is expected to miss four to six weeks according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

What to watch for tonight:

The Warriors hope to carry their momentum into tonight’s game against the Raptors. Toronto ranks 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 14-21 and is 2-2 since trading forward OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks for RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley.

Having said that, the team is still led by their star combo of Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes. The two are averaging 22.3 and 20.9 points per game, respectively, and should be a focal point of Golden State’s defensive gameplan.

The Warriors will have to make adjustments once again due to the absence of Paul. He was the leader of the second unit and was beginning to find his rhythm in the starting lineup before suffering the injury. Now, Kerr says the team will have to rely on rookie Brandin Podziemski as well as backup guard Cory Joseph to handle playmaking duties.

It should be a fun game. Enjoy the basketball Dub Nation. GO WARRIORS!!!

Projected Starters

Warriors: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Trayce Jackson-Davis

Raptors: Immanuel Quickley, Scottie Barnes, RJ Barrett, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl

How to watch Regular Season Game #36

Who: Golden State Warriors (17 - 18) vs. Toronto Raptors (14 - 21)

When: Sunday, January 7th, at 5:30 p.m. PT

Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)

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