The Toronto Raptors (7-3) had the day off in Portland on Tuesday, while the Trail Blazers (4-7) were in Sacramento playing the Kings. Now the two banged-up teams will battle it out on Wednesday night.
Before the Trail Blazers and Raptors tip-off at 7:00 p.m. tonight on NBC Sports Northwest and on the 'My Teams' App, both coaches gave their thoughts on the matchup during their pregame media availability.
Blazers head coach Terry Stotts discussed how his team “is a middle of the road team” right now. He added that they are still “trying to find their way.”
Blazers listed Rodney Hood (back spasms) and Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) as probable early in the afternoon, but have both since been upgraded to available for tonight’s game vs. Toronto.
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For Toronto, OG Anunoby (Right eye contusion), Serge Ibaka (Sprained right ankle), Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb), and Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) are OUT.
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse had plenty to say pregame about the challenges that Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum bring. He also mentioned that Anfernee Simons has been impressive and he added Simons “isn’t bashful.”
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