Mike Scott still suffering bruised right heel, plantar fasciitis ahead of matchup vs. Raptors
The Sixers have advanced to the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, where they’ll face the Toronto Raptors. However, it sounds like Philly could be without the services of Mike Scott for Game 1.
Scott left Tuesday night’s Game 5 matchup against the Nets with a right heel contusion and did not return to play, finishing with two points and four rebounds. According to a report from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Scott is still dealing with the ailment, and it could keep him on the sidelines for Game 1 of the second round.
The Sixers say Mike Scott is continuing to suffer from a bruised right heel as well as plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Obviously a concern for Philly's top bench option ahead of the series starting Saturday.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 25, 2019
Scott has become a key member of Philadelphia’a bench unit. In 27 regular season appearances with the Sixers, the former University of Virginia standout racked up averages of 5.8 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field (40.1 percent from beyond the arc), 3.5 rebounds and just under one assist (0.8) in 24.0 minutes per contest.
If Scott is unable to play in Game 1 of the second round, Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic would likely see upticks in their usage rates.
In other Sixers injury-related news, Joel Embiid remains on the team’s injury report with a knee ailment. He was a game-time decision for Game 5 of the first round, but he managed to play, scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. Hopefully, he’ll be recovered enough to suit up for the second round.
The SIxers and Raptors will meet for Game 1 on Saturday. The time of tip-off is still to be determined, but TNT will have live broadcast coverage.