Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes will watch the second game of the playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers from the bench as the player is recovering from an ankle sprain suffered in his playoff debut.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse says Scottie Barnes will not play tonight, Gary Trent remains doubtful and Thaddeus Young is “probably doubtful,” but is going to try to work with the training staff to get his sprained thumb in a place where he can play.
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At the start of the last quarter of the game, Barnes rolled his left foot when Joel Embiid stepped on it and had to be helped off the floor to the locker room. The MRI on Sunday revealed the injury and his status for the rest of the series is still in doubt.
In his playoff debut, the finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award put up 15 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, and one block in 31 minutes of playing time.
After shooting practice, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said that Thaddeus Young (left thumb) is “probably doubtful” and Gary Trent Jr. (non-COVID illness) is doubtful for Monday’s game.