Toronto Raptors still missing five players due to health and safety protocols


TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors will be missing five players due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the third game in a row on Thursday.

Starters Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will not be available against the visiting Atlanta Hawks, as well as Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw.

All five were out for two games last week before the all-star break.

The Raptors also say guard Terence Davis is questionable for the game in Tampa, Fla., because of a left ankle sprain

The team has not said if head coach Nick Nurse and six other members of the coaching staff will be available Thursday after also missing time due to health and safety protocols.

Assistant coach Sergio Scariolo served as head coach for both games last week.