Mike Scott (heel contusion/ plantar fasciitis) out for Sixers vs. Raptors in Game 1
Scott is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. The Sixers and Raptors start the second round of the playoffs on Saturday in Toronto.
Mike Scott is out for Game 1 vs. Raps (heel contusion/ plantar fasciitis, right foot). #Sixers
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) April 26, 2019
The Sixers acquired Mike Scott in the Tobias Harris trade with the Los Angeles Clippers at the February trade deadline. The 30-year-old averaged 7.8 points in 27 regular season games with Philly.
In the Sixers’ first round series win against the Brooklyn Nets, Scott put up 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 35.7 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from beyond the arc. He hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Game 4.
Scott stretches the floor well for Philly. When Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler collapse the paint on their drives to the basket, Scott is usually wide-open on the perimeter. James Ennis will get more playing time with Scott out.
The Sixers-Raptors series is going to be very competitive. There’s a lot of star power on both teams. Philadelphia has Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Simmons and Butler, while the Raptors have Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
The Sixers will update the status of Scott as the series moves along.