Tuesday tilt: Anunoby out, Powell questionable for Raptors; Gordon out for Magic

02/02/2021 07:00 (ET) TOR@ORL

Orlando Magic

Aminu, Al-Farouq Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury recovery
Carter-Williams, Michael Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Sprained
Fultz, Markelle Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Torn ACL
Gordon, Aaron Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprained
Isaac, Jonathan Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Injury recovery
Mane, Karim Out G League – Two-Way


Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain
Harris, Jalen Out G League – Two-Way
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – rehabilitation
Powell, Norman Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Quadriceps; Contusion

Lowry dishes for Raptors

Kyle Lowry recorded a season-best 15 assists Jan. 31 vs. Orlando. Lowry is the only player to total 15 or more assists in a game for the Raptors since Jose Calderon in 2012. Lowry has dished out 15+ assists six times during his nine seasons in Toronto (Last: Jan. 12, 2020 vs. Sacramento) and a total of eight times during his career. Lowry’s career high is 18 assists, which he accomplished twice with the Houston Rockets. Lowry is Toronto’s franchise leader with 4,056 total assists.

Raptors complete two-game set with Orlando on Tuesday

• Orlando is the fourth opponent Toronto has faced in a “series” format this season. The Raptors are 5-2 in these games, which includes a two-game sweep over Charlotte. Toronto split with both Miami and Indiana. The two game set against Orlando is the only home-and-away “series” on the Raptors first half schedule. Toronto will also face Milwaukee (Feb. 16-18 at Fiserv Forum) and Philadelphia (Feb. 21-23 at Amalie Arena) consecutively before the midseason break.

The John Chaney Experience is remembered and mourned beyond basketball — Pasadena Star News

John Chaney was not a coach. He was an experience. He commanded every room, every arena, every conversation. He had his own voice, one you could still hear 30 years later, capable of finding unforeseen octaves, high and low, soft and loud. He had a smile that threatened to burst his face and an anger…

The John Chaney Experience is remembered and mourned beyond basketball — Pasadena Star News

Draymond’s best beefs: McGruder can’t hold a candle to LeBron, Barkley feuds with Warriors’ trash-talk king — East Bay Times

Draymond Green is an elite trash talker. Some fearlessness paired with near-perfect comedic timing makes for some of the most compelling moments in Golden State Warriors’ recent history. 1,145 more words

Draymond’s best beefs: McGruder can’t hold a candle to LeBron, Barkley feuds with Warriors’ trash-talk king — East Bay Times

Snowstorm threatens ‘Opening Day’ for senior citizens’ vaccinations at Fenway Park — Boston Herald

Senior citizens eligible for coronavirus vaccination for the first time Monday dashed to historic Fenway Park to get their shots in as a major snowstorm bears down on Massachusetts. “I was concerned that there was going to be snow, and we wouldn’t be able to get here,” said 82-year-old Susan Johansen, who carpooled with family…

Snowstorm threatens ‘Opening Day’ for senior citizens’ vaccinations at Fenway Park — Boston Herald

Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic named NBA Western Conference player of the week for second straight time — The Denver Post

For the second straight week, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was named the NBA Western Conference player of the week.

Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic named NBA Western Conference player of the week for second straight time — The Denver Post

Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11 — FOX31 Denver

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray tossed the ball at Michael Malone in mild disgust. Will Barton urged Nikola Jokic to keep scoring until he reached 50 points. Jokic’s teammates wanted him to reach the mark much more than he did. He was just happy Denver ended Utah’s 11-game winning streak. “Hopefully, I’m going to score […]

Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11 — FOX31 Denver

WATCH: Yam Madar scores 22 points, 6 boards vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv — Celtics Wire

Boston Celtics draft-and-stash prospect Yam Madar continues to shine in the Israeli Basketball Premier League with the Hapoel Tel Aviv basketball club, where the future Celtic floor general got into a mano-a-mano duel with former University of Florida (and current Maccabi Tel Aviv) standout Scottie Wilbekin. While Wilbekin and Maccabi took the contest with the…

WATCH: Yam Madar scores 22 points, 6 boards vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv — Celtics Wire