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Pregame news and notes: Leonard will sit for load management

Toronto Updates

Fred Van Vleet (thumb) remains out, but the bigger news is that Kawhi Leonard will sit for continued load management. After the high intensity of the game against San Antonio, and predicting similar intensity against Boston on Tuesday, the team thought this was a good chance to get Leonard some rest. Malcolm Miller and two-way Jordan Loyd are with the 905 and will be unavailable.

PG: Kyle Lowry, Jeremy Lin
SG: Danny Green, Jodie Meeks
SF: Norman Powell, Patrick McCaw
PF: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby
C: Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Chris Boucher

Orlando Updates

Timofey Mozgov (knee), Markelle Fultz (shoulder), and Mo Bamba (leg) are all out indefinitely. Isaiah Briscoe (concussion) has been ruled out of today’s game.

PG: DJ Augustin, Jerian Grant
SG: Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross
SF: Jonathan Isaac, Wesley Iwundu, Melvin Frazier
PF: Aaron Gordon, Jarell Martin, Khem Birch
C: Nikola Vucevic

The Line

Toronto is -7.5, which is high. Orlando is coming in hot, and Toronto hasn’t been winning games in blowout fashion recently. The over-under is 216.5.

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