The Toronto Raptors are set to face the Los Angeles Lakers today, who may be without their in-form star player Anthony Davis.
The Lakers are also on the second night of a back to back after losing 116-102 to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Though, before that, they won their previous three games.
Davis left the game against the Cavaliers in the first quarter with flu-like symptoms. Davis had scored a total of 99 points in his previous two games prior to Tuesday.
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Davis is unlikely to play against the Raptors, but also stressed the star centre had not tested positive for COVID-19.
After winning the NBA championship in 2020, the Lakers have not returned to the glory of their championship run. They missed the playoffs altogether last season, and they currently sit out of a playoff spot and a play-in tournament spot in 13th place in the Western conference.
The Raptors slipped to .500 with a 116-110 loss to the East-leading Boston Celtics on Monday. Pascal Siakam tallied 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the defeat.
The Raptors have lost three of their last four games, winning against the Orlando Magic at home Saturday after back to back loses to the New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets.
In terms of injuries, the Raptors will be missing Precious Achiuwa, Otto Porter Jr., and Juancho Hernangomez. Hernangomez sprained his ankle in Saturday’s win against Orlando. The x-rays initially came back negative and he remains day-to-day.