After shutting down Oracle Arena in glorious fashion (from our side at least), the Toronto Raptors return to the Bay Area for the first time this season as they take on their old Finals nemesis, the Golden State Warriors.
Oh, how much has changed since the Raptors last played a road game against the Warriors. Golden State has still been dealing with the lingering injuries suffered in last season’s NBA Finals, with Klay Thompson out for the rest of the season. They’ve also had intermittent injuries to Draymond Green and are finally getting Steph Curry back after he’s missed most of the season with a hand injury.
It’s not quite rounding into form for a team many thought would make the playoffs, even with the departure of Kevin Durant, but it is a boost needed on a night when they’re welcome the defending champs to town.
So, as we get ready for Raptors-Warriors, let’s update on the many injury pieces in play tonight. For Golden State, Draymond Green is out with a knee injury and Curry will play on a minutes restriction.
Kerr says Curry will kept under 30 min; likely 24-28.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) March 6, 2020
For the Raptors, Serge Ibaka makes his return after being listed as questionable with a knee injury of his own. Unfortunately, he’s the only Raptor making a return tonight, as both Fred VanVleet and Marc Gasol will continue to sit with respective shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Hey, the Raptors finally have a center available! Ibaka will play, per @BlakeMurphyODC and the folks in San Fran. VanVleet and Gasol remain out.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 6, 2020
With the stage set, here are the details for tonight’s game.
Where to Watch
TSN, 10:30 PM ET
Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Golden State — Steph Curry, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Andrew Wiggins, Marquese Chriss
Toronto — Fred VanVleet (shoulder — out), Marc Gasol (hamstring — out), Dewan Hernandez (ankle — out)
Golden State — Klay Thompson (ACL — out), Draymond Green (knee — out), Kevon Looney (hip — out), Ky Bowman (ankle — out), Alen Smailagic (quad — out)