The Raptors may very well be with out one among their star forwards coming into Sport Four of the Jap Convention semifinal playoffs.
Pascal Siakam is listed as uncertain for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the 76ers with a calf bruise, in response to ESPN. Siakam instructed reporters Saturday that his calf is swollen.
“It is bizarre,” Siakam stated of doubtless lacking a sport. “I really feel just like the workforce can all the time depend on me to be on the market each single evening, however issues occur.”
The damage is believed to have occurred in the course of the fourth quarter of Sport Three on Thursday when Siakam was referred to as for a flagrant foul after he caught his proper leg out within the path of the 76ers’ Joel Embiid. The 2 made contact and Embiid’s knee appeared to hit Siakam’s calf. The Raptors star then left the sport and didn’t return.
If Siakam is dominated out for Sport 4, it will likely be a giant loss for the Raptors as they attempt to bounce again from Thursday’s 116-95 loss in Philadelphia.
Siakam, 25, has made important contributions on the offensive facet by way of the playoffs, averaging 22.9 factors by way of eight video games. He is the Raptors’ second-leading scorer behind Kawhi Leonard, who has averaged 31.5 factors per sport.
Sport Four is about for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. The 76ers lead the collection, 2-1.