O.G. Anunoby left Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls with muscle cramps.
He did not return to the game as the Raptors suffered a wild overtime loss to the Bulls.
Anunoby is questionable for Saturday’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers:
The Raptors are listing O.G. Anunoby (muscle cramps) as questionable for tonight’s game vs Philly.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) October 28, 2023
Anunoby left the game in the fourth quarter due to cramps in his right leg. The momentum switched in favour of Chicago once he exited the game. Anunoby had 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in over 28 minutes before limping off the court.
The Raptors missed Anunoby’s defensive efforts down the stretch as the Bulls went on a 22-5 run to force overtime. Alex Caruso then hit the game-winning three off a feed from Zach LaVine after stripping Pascal Siakam on the other end.
Anunoby is in his seventh season in Toronto and has averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals over 370 career games.
He is a valuable part of this Raptors team particularly on defense and if he’s unable to go against the 76ers that will be a big blow.
Anunoby has had a nice start to his season. He scored 20 points in the Raptors opening night win against the Minnesota Timberwolves and had an overall nice outing against the Bulls.
On the second night of a back-to-back the Raptors may play it safe here and sit out Anunoby.
Patrick Beverley takes shot at Raptors
Scotiabank Arena will be rocking on Saturday night as Nick Nurse makes his highly anticipated return to Toronto to take on his former team.
The 76ers come into this game 0-1 and will be hungry for a win. The Raptors look to bounce back after playing some ugly basketball in Chicago and surrendering a 17-point fourth quarter lead.
Toronto will not only have the motivation of going up against their old coach, but they will also see Patrick Beverley in this one. He recently took a shot at both O.G. Anunoby and Pascal Siakam on his podcast.
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