The Toronto Raptors are coming into Sunday’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers shorthanded as they’re set to play without their starting guard, Kyle Lowry.
The following night, the Raptors had a quick turnaround and were scheduled to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road. Once again, Lowry’s hand injury forced him to miss the matchup, but his team got the job done without him as they defeated the T’Wolves 86-81.
Now, the sixth-seeded Raptors are set to face the top team in the Eastern Conference on Sunday.
And while the Raptors will be shorthanded without their leading guard in the mix, the 76ers are expected to be a lot healthier on Sunday. The Raptors will have to look for a way to keep their three-game win streak alive against the Sixers without Kyle Lowry’s 17 points-per-game, 6.4 assists, and 38-percent shooting from beyond-the-arc.