Having successfully navigated the coronavirus the first-half of the season, the Tampa-bound Toronto Raptors are finally being hindered by the pandemic in a big way. After pulling out a win from under the Houston Rockets with a Siakam-less and coachless team, the Toronto Raptors lost Fred Vanvleet, OG Anunoby, Malachi Flynn, and Patrick McCaw to health and safety protocols. Despite a competitive effort by the team a week ago, the roster has looked severely depleted since.
With the Atlanta Hawks favoured by 2.5 tonight, the Raptors should be looking to establish a good defensive and offensive effort to kick off the second half of the season. With the 8th most difficult remaining schedule (per Tankathon) the Toronto Raptors will need to build winning habits for when the lineup returns to full strength. For more NBA and Raptors news follow us on twitter @snkrbox_inc.