CELTICS-RAPTORS Pregame Notes

INJURY REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY

06:00 (ET) BOS@TOR

Boston Celtics Brown, Jaylen Questionable Return to Competition Reconditioning
Hauser, Sam Out G League – Two-Way
Schroder, Dennis Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain
Thomas, Brodric Out G League – Two-Way
Williams III, Robert Out Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion

GAME #21 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-11) vs. BOSTON CELTICS (10-10)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 – 6 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

The Toronto Raptors (9-11) begin a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Sunday night against the Boston Celtics (10-10) at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors and Celtics have split the first two meetings this season which were both in Boston. The Raptors will end the calendar year with 12 of their next 15 games at home (Nov. 28 – Dec. 31). Toronto (2-6) has played just eight games at Scotiabank Arena this season – second fewest in the Eastern Conference behind Miami (seven).
• The Raptors committed 11 turnovers Friday night at Indiana, compared to 13 for the Pacers. Toronto has now recorded fewer turnovers (or same) than its opponent in 16-of-20 games this season. The Raptors currently rank fourth in the NBA in turnovers per game (12.9) and are tied with Detroit for second in opponent turnovers per game (16.6) – behind only Minnesota (18.0).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists Friday against the Pacers. Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.2), and ranks third with a .489
field goal percentage (110-225). He has led Toronto in scoring five times, rebounds on seven occasions and scored 20+ points in four games.
Pascal Siakam has scored 17+ points in four straight games (Nov. 19-26). Siakam is averaging a teamhigh 21.8 points and is shooting .517 (30-58) from the field, including 50 percent (8-16) from beyond the
arc, over the last four contests. He scored a season-high 32 points Nov. 19 at Sacramento.
• Gary Trent Jr. (78) and Fred VanVleet (72) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. is also fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has tied his single-game career high with five
steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto leads the NBA in steals (9.8) and deflections (20.1) per game this season.
Fred VanVleet led all scorers with 26 points Friday at Indiana. VanVleet scored 20+ points for the second consecutive game (Nov. 24-26) and third time in the last five (Nov. 18-26). He is averaging 20.6 points and shooting 44 percent (37-84) from the field over the last five contests.
OG Anunoby missed his fifth straight game (Nov. 18-26) Nov. 26 at Indiana with a left hip pointer. He sustained the injury during practice Nov. 17 in Portland. Anunoby is averaging a team-high 20.1 points and has scored 20+ points eight times in 15 games this season. He is questionable for Sunday’s game.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.2 REB: 8.3 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 14.9
• Recorded 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Leads all rookies in scoring (14.9), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.2), and ranks third in field goal pct (.489).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 32.7 REB: 7.2 AST: 3.4 STL: 0.9 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 17.7


• Finished with 17 points, a season high-tying 12 rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Averaging 21.8 points and is shooting .517 (30-58) from the field over the last four games (Nov. 19-26).
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 25.1 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.3


• Tallied nine points, seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of action Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Shooting .594 (19-32) from the floor over the last four games (Nov. 19-26).
• Averaging 8.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 24.8 minutes in 13 games as a starter.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.4 REB: 3.1 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.3


• Contributed 13 points and two steals in 32 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Ranks fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 12 games.
• Averaging 19.3 points and is shooting .382 (39-102) from three-point range in November (13 games).
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
• Scored a team-high 26 points Nov. 26 at Indiana; added five rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes.
• In nine wins this season, averaging 21.1 points and is shooting .441 (30-68) from beyond the arc.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.0), has logged at least 38 minutes in 10 games.

MIN: 38.0 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 19.7

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Questionable
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Right Calf; Contusion) – Questionable.

CELTICS

PROBABLE STARTERS
POS No. PLAYER HT WT G GS PPG RPG APG FG% MPG
F 0 Jayson Tatum 6’8 210 20 20 25.1 8.6 3.4 40.5 36.6
F 12 Grant Williams 6’6’ 236 20 7 7.3 3.5 1.2 51.0 21.3
C 42 Al Horford 6’9 240 17 17 12.2 8.2 3.4 44.8 28.9
G 7 Jaylen Brown 6’6 220 11 11 23.0 5.5 2.1 46.9 33.2
G 36 Marcus Smart 6’3 220 19 19 10.6 3.8 5.6 38.6 34.9
*height listed without shoes
INJURY REPORT
Player Injury Status
Jaylen Brown Return to Competition Reconditioning Questionable
Dennis Schröder Right Ankle Sprain Out
Robert Williams Illness (Non-Covid) Out
INACTIVE LIST (PREVIOUS GAME)
Player
Sam Hauser
Josh Richardson
Brodric Thomas
Robert Williams

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