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Raptors hopeful to have Patrick McCaw available in Game 2 vs. Magic

Patrick McCaw, Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are hopeful combo guard Patrick McCaw can play on Tuesday in Game 2 of their first round series against the Orlando Magic.

McCaw hasn’t played since March 28 due to a thumb injury.

McCaw appeared in 26 games with the Raptors during the regular season. He averaged 2.7 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.

The Raptors lost Game 1 to the Magic on Saturday on a D.J. Augustin game-winning 3-pointer. Toronto has to win Game 2, as they can’t afford to go down 0-2 with the series shifting to Orlando after Tuesday.

McCaw won two championships with the Golden State Warriors. He’s played in 21 playoff games and averaged 3.1 points. It won’t hurt the Raptors to have McCaw’s services in Game 2, but he won’t be the reasons they win.

Toronto needs All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry to show up. Lowry failed to score a point in Game 1. For a player making $31 million this season, that’s unacceptable.

McCaw’s 2018-19 season has been whirlwind. He didn’t want to re-sign with the Warriors and avoided contact with players on the team who were trying to get in touch with him. McCaw signed a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, only to be released three games later.

The Warriors asked the NBA to investigate the matter, as they felt the Cavs helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent instead of a restricted free agent.