Raptors’ Pascal Siakam doubtful for Game 4 with right calf contusion
Did he get this injury on the play where he tried to trip Joel Embiid?
We will never know for sure, but we do know this: Toronto’s Pascal Siakam officially has been listed as doubtful by the Raptors for Game 4 Sunday due to a right calf contusion.
This would be a huge blow to the Raptors if he cannot play, or even if he is slowed.
Siakam has been the Raptors second best player in this series (behind Kawhi Leonard), averaging 23.3 points per game, shooting 35.7 percent from three, and being a critical defensive option for Toronto against Philadelphia’s size. Already down 2-1 against a Sixers team starting to find its stride — and at home in front of a raucous crowd — the Raptors cannot afford an even slowed.
Nurse said there's nothing seriously or structurally wrong with Siakam's calf, stresses he hasn't been ruled out yet. He mentioned VanVleet, Powell, Ibaka and McCaw as potential starters if Pascal is out. "None of it is ideal matchup-wise."— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 4, 2019
The question is, did Siakam injure his leg on this play:
Do you know how you got hurt?— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 4, 2019
Siakam: "No... There was a lot of contact during the game so I don't know exactly when it happened."
It was the same leg you used to trip Embiid, right?
Siakam: "Uh, yeah. I think so."