The Toronto Raptors managed to pull off one of the most improbable comebacks any team will have all season long during their victory against the Washington Wizards without the services of Gary Trent Jr. and OG Anunoby. Will the same magic help them against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks?
Darko Rajakovic’s team had their best game of the season in what was a dominant win against Milwaukee. Pascal Siakam was on fire, and Toronto had a double-digit lead almost instantly. Without Anunoby and Trent, however, slowing down their former coach in Adrian Griffin could be quite difficult.
If the squad loses this one, they will once again fail in their quest to get over the .500 mark. A win, however, would give them their fourth victory against a team over .500 in the early part of the season. Can they do so while still overcoming injuries at key positions?
OG Anunoby Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Bucks game
Anunoby is officially listed as doubtful to play in this game, which is not ideal for a team that features two future Hall of Famers in Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. Anunoby hurt a finger on his shooting hand in a comical way, as the injury was sustained while doing household chores.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Bucks game
Giannis is officially listed as probable for this one as he tries to manage a calf injury. Even if he plays at less than 100% health, Toronto needs to prepare for a complete handful as they try to corral one of the best players in the league for the second time in 11 games.
UPDATE: Giannis, Anunoby, and Trent are all OUT
Projected starting lineups tonight
PG Dennis Schroder
SG Otto Porter Jr
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Damian Lillard
SG Malik Beasley
SF Khris Middleton
PF Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Brook Lopez
Toronto Raptors next 5 opponents
Toronto will face off against the Celtics soon before the “easier” part of their schedule starts up and gives them some games against less-heralded teams. Can they survive this storm?
Nov. 17 vs. Boston Celtics
Nov. 19 vs. Detroit Pistons
Nov. 21 @ Orlando Magic
Nov. 22 @ Indiana Pacers
Nov. 24 vs. Chicago Bulls
Raptors injury report
Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory Condition
Gary Trent Jr-DOUBTFUL-Foot
Bucks injury report