The Toronto Raptors will be short handed for the first of back-to-back meetings against the Indiana Pacers as their two All-Stars, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, have both been ruled out for Sunday's matinee game.
Lowry (toe) and Pascal Siakam are both OUT (left knee swelling) vs Indy today.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 24, 2021
Lowry missed Friday's contest against the Miami Heat with a toe infection and although he had originally hoped to return to action for Sunday's game, he is still ruled out, missing his third game of the season.
Siakam had tweaked his groin in Wednesday's contest against the Heat and was questionable for Friday's game but suited up, recording a 15-point, 14-rebound double-double in the win. Since then, Siakam has had some swelling in his left knee, which will keep him on the sidelines for Sunday's contest. This will be Siakam's second missed game of the season.
With another matchup against the Pacers on Monday, the two All-Stars will rest in hopes to return for the second half of the consecutive meetings against one of the best teams in the East.
To fill their place in the starting lineup, head coach Nick Nurse will go with Norman Powell and Stanley Johnson alongside typical starters Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Aron Baynes for Sunday's game.