Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers
Records: Raptors (27-41), Clippers (45-23)
Where to Watch
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
We've reached the final week of the NBA season and four games remain on the Raptors' schedule.
First up is the Clippers, who close the season on a four-game road trip after losing to the New York Knicks on Sunday. In their most recent loss, the Clippers were led by 29 points from Kawhi Leonard, while Paul George scored 18 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out four assists.
Tuesday night marks the second time that LA and Toronto meet in the span of a week, as the two teams faced off last Tuesday, May 4, at the Staples Center.
Last week, a shorthanded Raptors team was led by the efforts of Pascal Siakam (24) and Fred VanVleet (27), who combined to score 51 of the team's 100 points. Behind the efforts of that duo, Toronto led late before George sparked a late Clippers' rally to deliver a five-point win.
Battled for win No. 44.- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 5, 2021
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In the two games since, the Raptors have suffered two losses, most recently falling to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. In the 10-point loss, Toronto saw Siakam exit with a shoulder strain while Rodney Hood left the game due to a fractured second metacarpal in his left hand.
The team was already without OG Anunoby (injury recovery), Aron Baynes (foot), Chris Boucher (knee), Kyle Lowry (rest), VanVleet (injury management) and Paul Watson (knee), so injuries to the above two further limited the team's rotation.
It is unclear who, if any, of the aforementioned eight players will return to the lineup against LA but Tuesday's matchup could spell more development opportunities for rookies Malachi Flynn, Freddie Gillespie and Jalen Harris, who is coming off of a career-high 16-point performance on Saturday.
As of 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10.
- OG Anunoby, left calf; injury recovery - Out
- Chris Boucher, left knee; sprain - Questionable
- Rodney Hood, left hand; second metacarpal fracture - Out
- Kyle Lowry, rest - Out
- Pascal Siakam, left shoulder; strain - Out
- Fred VanVleet, left hip; injury recovery - Out
- Paul Watson, left knee; tendinitis - Out
- Amir Coffey, health and safety protocols - Out
- Serge Ibaka, lower back; tightness - Out
Raptors vs. Clippers: Betting odds, spread, over/under
Spread: Raptors +12.0 (-110), Clippers -12.0 (-110)
Raptors Money line: +600
Clippers Money line: -900
Over/under: 218.0 (-110)
Courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.
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