PHILADELPHIA – Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes has been dominated out of Game 2 of Toronto’s best-of-seven opening-round playoff sequence in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday evening.
The 20-year-old, who’s a finalist for NBA rookie of the yr honours, wore a strolling boot on his sprained left ankle at Monday morning’s shootaround.
His absence is an enormous blow for the Raptors, who dropped Game 1 to Philly 131-111.
Barnes had 15 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a superb playoff debut on Saturday earlier than Sixers centre Joel Embiid stepped on his foot with about 9 minutes left to play.
Gary Trent Jr., who has a non-COVID sickness, wasn’t at Monday’s shootaround and is listed as uncertain.
Thaddeus Young, who has a sprained left thumb, wore a brace on his injured hand Monday. He’s additionally listed as uncertain.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed April 18, 2022.
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