Raptors without Barnes, Birch against Bucks

MILWAUKEE – The Toronto Raptors planned to hold rookie Scottie Barnes out of Saturday’s game against the Bucks for injury management.

The rookie had missed a game for knee tendinitis, but returned for Toronto’s 107-93 loss at Detroit on Friday.

The Raptors will also be without Khem Birch, who suffered a broken noise against the Pistons.

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Toronto (20-19) is ninth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two in a row after a six-game winning streak.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2022.

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