January 27, 2017, 8:45 am
DeMar DeRozan (right ankle sprain) will miss his third consecutive game on Friday against the Bucks.
The eight year veteran is having the best year of his career and is currently sixth in the league in scoring with 27.9 points per game. DeRozan is also putting up career-highs in rebounds and steals with 5.3 and 1.2 per contest, respectively. The Raptors have lost five games in a row but are still in second place in the Eastern Conference, only three games behind the Cavs. Norman Powell played 39 and 33 minutes the previous two games with DeRozan on the shelf, producing 18.5 points, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes. Expect more of the same from Powell for Friday.