As expected, Scottie Barnes will return to Toronto’s lineup with the expectation of starting. Gary Trent Jr. will be a true game-time decision — he’ll go through warmup and make a decision on whether to go or not.
Gary Trent Jr will warm up with the intention of figuring out if he can play tonight— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) January 17, 2022
Barnes is in for the Raptors
UPDATE: Trent Jr. is out.
We also got a timeline on Khem Birch’s broken nose, which will require surgery. Doctor Nurse?
Nick Nurse has Birch on a 10-14 day timeline after nose surgery— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) January 17, 2022
On the Heat side, we knew coming in that Kyle Lowry would sit out for personal reasons. That left only Bam Adebayo as a question mark. The verdict is in: he’s back.
Officially officially official: Bam is playing.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 17, 2022
Not properly prepared? Check out Chelsea Leite’s preview from this morning.
Here are the game details.
Where to Watch:
Sportsnet, 7:30 PM ET
Toronto – Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa
Miami – Gabe Vincent, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, Bam Adebayo
Toronto – Gary Trent Jr. (ankle – out), Khem Birch (nose – out), Goran Dragic (personal – out)
Miami – Kyle Lowry (personal – out), Markieff Morris (conditioning – out), KZ Okpala (wrist – out), Victor Oladipo (quadriceps – out)