Raptors face tough test against dollars

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The Toronto Raptors will hit the road for the second stop in their straight game and venture to Milwaukee to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

What to watch

  • This will be Toronto’s first real test as a healthy team. They have played back-to-back games against teams still struggling with COVID-19 and now face a very tough Bucks team who are almost perfectly healthy.
  • If Brook Lopez were available the Raptors could change their starting lineup to add a bit more size, but without the Bucks big man Toronto will likely let OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam manage the frontcourt against Antetokounmpo. This will mean a lot of rotations and exits to shooters, but it’s nothing the Raptors have never done before.
  • Fred VanVleet continued to plead his case for an All-Star nomination on Tuesday night, but things are about to get a lot tougher against Jrue Holiday, one of the league’s top defensive guards. The two are battling for one of the few spots on the squad and Wednesday night’s battle could move the All-Star vote needle.

Where to look

Sportsnet will broadcast the game on TV and TSN 1050 will call the game on the radio.

Injury report

The Raptors have yet to release an official injury report. Isaac Bonga has been assigned to the G League.

The Bucks will be without Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo and Lopez. Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jordan Nwora, and Semi Ojeleye are all questionable.

Betting odds

The Raptors are +7.5 point underdogs, according to SI Sportsbook. The total for the game is 225.5.

Further reading

Nick Nurse Reveals Kawhi Leonard’s Secret To Successful The Shot

Raptors hit .500 mark as Fred VanVleet continues All-Star campaign against San Antonio

Pascal Siakam says he has a new nickname for his teammates

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