Playoffs 2019 East Semifinals: Raptors (2) vs. 76ers (3)
Raptors' Pascal Siakam (calf) starts Game 4
— Game 4: Raptors vs. 76ers (3:30 ET, on ABC)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam started Game 4 of the Raptors’r Eastern Conference semifinal series versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors had listed Siakam, who has a right calf contusion, as questionable on Saturday and upgraded that status to questionable early Sunday.
Siakam has been Toronto’s second-leading scorer behind Kawhi Leonard in the playoffs, averaging 22.9 points per game. He played 34 minutes and scored 20 points on Thursday in Toronto’s Game 3 loss to the 76ers.
Siakam was called for a flagrant foul when he stuck his right leg in the path of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid during the fourth quarter of Game 3. Embiid’s knee appeared to strike Siakam’s calf. Siakam left the game moments later and did not return.
Siakam averaged 16.9 points per game in the regular season and is top candidate to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.
Philadelphia leads the series 2-1.