The Raptors will have to win tonight without Scottie Barnes; although Nick Nurse says Scottie is doing much better — and Nurse “assumes” he’ll be back for Game 4 — Scottie won’t go tonight. Gary Trent Jr. will however, and Nurse he’s looking and feeling better than he did in Game 2.
On the Philly side, Charles Bassey remains out, and Matisse Thybulle is back home chillin’ in Philly.
Can the Raptors get back into this one? Nurse says the team has had a roller coaster start to the series, with good segments and bad segments — and they need the bad segments to start evening out. “We’ve got to make plays and keep making ‘em,” he said, before adding, “we need to get some Toronto Raptors defense flying around out there.”
I couldn’t agree more! Let’s find out if they can take off tonight.
Where to Watch
Sportsnet, NBATV, 7:30 PM EST
Toronto – Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Khem Birch, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam
Philadelphia – James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
Toronto – Scottie Barnes (ankle – out)
Philadelphia – Charles Bassey (shoulder – out), Matisse Thybulle (ineligible – out)