The Toronto Raptors are set to take on the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time this month.
They beat the Bucks on Nov. 1 in convincing fashion 1130-111.
However, this time around the Raptors might be shorthanded. O.G. Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. entered the day doubtful to play against Milwaukee and now Dennis Schroder is questionable:
Another addition to the Raptors’ growing injury report for tonight’s game vs Milwaukee. After taking a few hard falls/hits vs Washington the other night, Dennis Schroder is questionable with knee soreness. Anunoby and Trent remain doubtful.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 15, 2023
Anunoby continues to recover from a finger injury that he suffered while doing some household chores. Also, Gary Trent Jr. is dealing with right foot plantar fasciitis. Schroder who did play in the Raptors last game against the Washington Wizards appeared to have banged up his knee.
The Raptors will be in tough against the Bucks this time around who will be much more prepared for Toronto.
The Raptors potentially missing 3 key players, including 2 starters will mean that role players will need to step up. Otto Porter Jr. started in place of Anunoby against the Wizards. Also, the Raptors bench picked up the slack with no Gary Trent Jr. If Schroder misses this game expect Malachi Flynn to start.
Toronto is coming off a 23-point comeback win against the Wizards. They played a terrible first-half but then got bailed out by Pascal Siakam who finished the game with a season-high 39 points.
If the Raptors want any chance of beating the Bucks they have to get off to a good start, similar to how they started in their first matchup against them.
The Raptors enter this game 5-5 and look to get a game over .500 for the first time since starting the season 1-0.
Win the day chain
If the Raptors want another ‘win the day’ chain in their locker room, they have to go out there and win this game.
Darko Rajakovic recently explained how the win the day chain is handed out after wins.
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