Scottie Barnes was forced to exit the Toronto Raptors‘ 118-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday due to an injury on his left wrist. Barnes left the game in the second quarter and was unable to return, and while X-Rays came back clean, the reigning Rookie of the Year winner was unable to join his team for practice on Tuesday. The Raptors have a big game coming up on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers, so at this point, the fans want to know: Is Scottie Barnes playing tonight vs. the Pacers?
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Scottie Barnes injury status vs. Pacers
The Raptors initially had Barnes listed as questionable to play, per the official injury report. The official diagnosis is a sore left wrist, which on paper, isn’t very concerning. However, it has now been deemed serious enough to force Barnes to miss Wednesday’s game. This is after the Raptors decided to rule Barnes out just before tipoff.
In other injury news, Precious Achiuwa and Gary Trent Jr. were also both downgraded to out, while Otto Porter Jr. and Dalano Banton remain sidelined for the Raptors.
The Pacers, on the other hand, will be without All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton.
The Raptors, who currently have a 35-37 record, are ninth in the East, while the Pacers are three games behind them at 11th. Wednesday’s showdown will have major implications for both teams’ quest for a playoff spot in the East. Now, with regard to the question is Scottie Barnes playing tonight vs. the Pacers, the answer is no.