The Toronto Raptors’ 122-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night seems to have come at a price. Both guard Kyle Lowry and forward Serge Ibaka exited the game with injuries.
Head coach Nick Nurse said postgame that Lowry suffered a small fracture in his left thumb, while Ibaka incurred a "severely sprained right ankle." The duo will undergo further testing Saturday, and there is currently no timetable for their absence.
Lowry hurt his thumb in the first half while trying to swipe at the basketball after New Orleans forward Derrick Favors corralled a missed shot. Ibaka turned his ankle late in the second quarter and needed assistance from his teammates while leaving the floor.
Neither returned to action after exiting.
Nevertheless, Toronto cruised in their absence thanks to 44 points from Pascal Siakam and 21 points from OG Anunoby.
The Raptors travel to Los Angeles this weekend where they'll face the Lakers on Sunday and the Clippers on Monday.