Raptors say Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Game 4
ABS-CBN Sports on May 05, 2019 07:04 AM
FILE - WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on October 20, 2018 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say forward Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers with a right calf contusion.
Siakam has been Toronto’s second-leading scorer behind Kawhi Leonard in the playoffs, averaging 22.9 points per game. He played 34 minutes and scored 20 points on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in Toronto’s Game 3 loss to the 76ers.
Siakam was called for a flagrant foul when he stuck his right leg in the path of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid during the fourth quarter of Game 3. Embiid’s knee appeared to strike Siakam’s calf. Siakam left the game moments later and did not return.
Siakam averaged 16.9 points per game in the regular season and is top candidate to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.