After 11 games over 25 days, Norman Powell (shoulder) and Pascal Siakam (groin) are back.
Per multiple reports, the duo is set to return Sunday as the Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs at Scotiabank Arena.
Powell is back. Siakam will play. Gasol will not.- (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) January 12, 2020
The Raptors official Twitter account confirmed Siakam's return.
He's baaaaaaaack- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2020
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And multiple reports have indicated that Powell and Siakam will both start:
Raptors will start Lowry, Powell, Anunoby, Siakam, Ibaka vs San Antonio today. Nurse says he'll try to manage Siakam and Powell's minutes and bring them back slowly.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 12, 2020
Both Powell and Siakam last played on Dec. 18, when the Raptors earned a road win over the Detroit Pistons. Marc Gasol also went down in the same game with a hamstring injury but remains out.
Over the last 11 games, the Raptors have gone 6-5, a more-than-respectable mark considering the injuries they have dealt with.
Fred VanVleet (hamstring) and Dewan Hernandez (ankle) remain on the inactive list alongside Gasol, who appears to be closer to a return as he was upgraded to questionable leading into this game.
In 27 games, Siakam is averaging a team-high 25.1 points per game to go along with 8.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Powell is averaging 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds through 27 games (16 starts).
Welcoming the two back into the lineup should provide a big boost for this Raptors team.