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Raptors’ tough stretch to offer glimpse of how Nurse will manage rotation
After playing with a shortened rotation in the season opener, we will soon learn how head coach Nick Nurse will navigate the early parts of the Raptors’ season, with a challenging back-to-back road trip upcoming. The post Can the Raptors thrive with Pascal as their top option? appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.It will not wait for them, after all, and it’s announcing its presence in an awfully difficult way this weekend as the Raptors begin a stretch of four games in six nights with a road back-to-back on Friday and Saturday in Boston and Chicago. The Celtics promise to provide a much stiffer on-court test than the Bulls, but the two games ought to both be challenging considering the timeframe and travel.
The Toronto Raptors say starting point guard Kyle Lowry fractured his left thumb and sixth-man Serge Ibaka a severely sprained an ankle against the New Orleans Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) leaves the court with the help of guard Fred VanVleet (23) and guard Norman Powell (24) as New
The Raptors beat New Orleans on Friday night, but the defending NBA champions lost Kyle Lowry to a small fracture in his left thumb and Serge Ibaka to a sprained ankle. Nurse didn't have a timetable on Lowry 's injury and said the team will know more Saturday after Lowry sees the specialist.
NEW ORLEANS — The Toronto Raptors say starting point guard Kyle Lowry fractured his left thumb and sixth-man Serge Ibaka a severely sprained an ankle against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Lowry said he was hurt in the first quarter Friday night when he tried to swipe the ball away from Pelicans centre Derrick Favours on an offensive rebound.
Lowry went to the bench after the initial injury, but returned a couple minutes later. He even made two 3-pointers in the second quarter before subbing out midway through the period and retreating to the locker room.
"Originally, we thought it was something in the nail bed because the nail bed turned black and blue," Lowry said. "We got some X-rays and we sent the X-rays off to the doctors, and there was a small fracture in the thumb."
Lowry said the injury is unrelated to the surgery he had in July to repair ligaments in the same thumb.
Ibaka was in a walking boot after the game. He suffered his ankle sprain when he contested a layup by Brandon Ingram with about a minute remaining in the second quarter. Ibaka lay on the floor, writhing in pain as play continued, before a Toroo foul allowed two teammates to help him limp off the floor.
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VanVleet scores 24 and Raptors beat Magic to remain unbeaten at home .
TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 24 points to lead the Toronto Raptors past the Orlando Magic 113-97 on Wednesday in a battle between short-handed teams. The Raptors (10-4) improved to 6-0 on the season at Scotiabank Arena, while Orlando (6-8) remains winless in five road games. It was a second consecutive career night for Toronto's undrafted rookie Terence Davis, who finished with 19 points to top his previous career-high 16 points he scored — in less than four minutes — on Monday.Pascal Siakam finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who were missing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.
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The Raptors beat New Orleans on Friday night, but the defending NBA champions lost Kyle Lowry to a small fracture in his left thumb and Serge Ibaka to a sprained ankle. Nurse didn't have a timetable on Lowry 's injury and said the team will know more Saturday after Lowry sees the specialist. www.espn.com
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The Raptors have ruled out Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka for the foreseeable future due to their respective injuries , announcing the news in a press release on Saturday afternoon. Lowry will miss at least two weeks after fracturing the distal phalanx of his left thumb, an injury which occurred during www.hoopsrumors.com
After both Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry were ruled out for the second half of the first game of their Lowry ’s reason for departure was a bit more innocuous, looking to have jammed his left thumb while It doesn’t feel like much of a win with the injury news, though. More Raptors coverage from Yahoo www.yahoo.com
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Ibaka ’s injury occurred late in the second quarter when he landed awkwardly on his ankle while playing defence . After the game, Ibaka was spotted in a The Pelicans’ game was the first of a five-game western road trip for the Raptors . The team is next in action Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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