The Raptors come into this game as the 7th seed of the East with a 31-25 record this season. They are leading 15-12 and have won eight of the last ten matches but also lost the last two. With their post-season aspirations, the 2019 NBA Champion is 3 games behind the 4th seed, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and 5 games behind the 10th seed, the Atlanta Hawks.
Meanwhile, Minnesota is having problems with stability this season as they become the seventh seed on the Western Conference standings with a 31-27 record. Unlike the Raptors, the Timberwolves have won their last two games in this game and seven of their last ten. They are leading 17-10 at home this season and are six games behind the fourth seed, Utah Jazz, West.
Toronto Raptors Injury Report
Toronto Raptors will enter this game in near-clean health as an All-Star guard Fred VanVleet listed as suspect due to knee pain and is being monitored daily. His participation will be called game time. In addition to VanVleet, the Raptors have others.
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Injury Report
Like the Raptors, the Minnesota Timberwolves enter this game with almost everyone ready for action. Anthony EdwardsHowever, this game against Toronto is questionable due to an ankle injury and is being watched daily. Aside from Edwards, all others are expected to participate.
Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Predicted Lineups
Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr are set to lead the way for the Raptors while OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes are set to play as forwards. The big man in the squad will be Pascal Siakam.
The Timberwolves will see Patrick Beverley and D’Angelo Russell as the leaders, while the forwards in this squad will be Anthony Edwards and Jared Vanderbilt. Karl-Anthony Towns will start as center against the Raptors.
Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 Second Prediction Start
Protect points – Fred VanVleet; Guard – Gary Trent Jr.; Small progress – OG Anunoby; Power transition – Chris Boucher; center – Pascal Siakam
Protect points: Patrick Beverley; Guard: D’Angelo Russell; Small progress: Anthony Edwards; Power relay: Jarred Vanderbilt; Center: The town of Karl-Anthony.
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