Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is expected to play Monday against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, but big man Serge Ibaka is sidelined with flu-like symptoms.
Lowry suffered whiplash on Friday night in Indiana when his head slammed into the back of Ibaka, and he missed Toronto's 119-118 win Saturday over Brooklyn.
The Raptors have been hit hard by injuries this season, with seven key players — Lowry, Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam Patrick McCaw and Fred VanVleet — all missing more than 10 games.
The Raptors took a franchise-record and league-best 14-game winning streak into Monday's game.
Ibaka has been excellent for Toronto in this stretch. He's averaging 15.9 points and eight rebounds a night.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2020.
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