Is Darius Garland playing tonight? Latest injury update for Cavaliers vs Raptors 11/26

Garland could be a big absence against Toronto.
Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors
Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors / Mark Blinch/GettyImages

The Toronto Raptors have the chance to move above .500 on the season for the first time since their opening-night win against the Timberwolves. In order to do so, Darko Rajakovic will need to push his team past Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs are a good team for Toronto to measure themselves against. They both have high-end young forwards they will lean on, rim-protecting centers, and one All-NBA scorer who can be counted on to shoulder the bulk of the responsibility on that end of the floor.

The Raptors are by no means a team ready to compete for any sort of postseason glory just yet, but the vibes should be much better heading into this game after stringing together multiple very encouraging offensive days following their malaise early in the season. Will they stay hot, or let the Cavs get back on track?

Precious Achiuwa Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Cavaliers game

Achiuwa was ruled questionable for this game for most of his last few games due to a knee injury, but he appears to be off the injury report for this contest. Toronto has all their rotation players healthy, even if Gradey Dick is down in the G League due to his struggles.

Darius Garland Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Cavaliers game

Garland's status for this game is unknown, as he did not return to Cleveland's game against the Lakers due to a neck strain. With this game being the second leg of a back-to-back, the Cavs may decide to rest Garland and get their potential All-Star back to full health.

Projected Starting Lineups Tonight


PG Dennis Schroder
SG OG Anunoby
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl


PG Darius Garland/Donovan Mitchell
SG Donovan Mitchell/Caris LeVert
SF Max Strus
PF Evan Mobley
C Jarrett Allen

Toronto Raptors next five opponents

Three of Toronto's next four opponents will be division rivals from New York, as they will face the Nets once and Knicks twice.

Nov. 28 @ Brooklyn Nets
Nov. 29 vs. Phoenix Suns
Dec. 1 vs. New York Knicks
Dec. 11 @ New York Knicks
Dec. 13 vs. Atlanta Hawks

Raptors injury report

Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory condition

Cavaliers injury report

Darius Garland-DAY TO DAY-Neck
Dean Wade-DAY TO DAY-Ankle
Ty Jerome-OUT-Ankle
Ricky Rubio-OUT-Mental Health