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Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet out vs. Nuggets

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Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet (NBA Getty Images)

The injuries continue to pile up for the Raptors.

In addition to missing Norman Powell (shoulder) and Jonas Valanciunas (thumb), Toronto will be without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, forward Pascal Siakam and reserve guard Fred VanVleet on Sunday night when it visits Denver (per TSN's Josh Lewenberg).

It's the second-consecutive missed game for Lowry, who averaged 22.0 points, 9.5 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from deep in the Raptors' two wins to open the trip.

To make matters worse, VanVleet would have likely stepped in for Lowry in the starting lineup in what would have been a seamless fit, as the Raptors have inserted the third-year guard into the starting lineup six times already this season.

Sunday marks the first missed game of the 2018-19 season for Siakam, who has started in 30 of Toronto's first 31 games this season.

Short five players, guards Lorenzo Brown and Delon Wright will likely see increased time in the rotation, while big men Greg Monroe and Chris Boucher will be looked upon to step up as well.

Following Sunday nights game in Denver, the Raptors have two days off to recover from injury before they play host to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

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