Raptors’ Anunoby out vs. Celtics; Miles and VanVleet questionable

Danny Green and Kyle Lowry discuss the respect they still have for the Boston Celtics, even though they've had an up and down season, and certainly don't want to be the team they wake up against.

The Toronto Raptors will be without OG Anunoby when they take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday.

Anunoby is away from the team for personal reasons. In 39 appearances this year, the sophomore small forward has averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, to go along with a 52.8 effective field goal percentage.

Toronto will also be without Jonas Valanciunas as he continues to recover from thumb surgery, while C.J. Miles and Fred VanVleet are both questionable with hip and thigh injuries, respectively.

VanVleet was questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Wizards as well, and ultimately did not play in that contest. He is averaging career-bests of 10.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in 39 games this season.

Miles, on the other hand, sat out the Wizards game with right hip soreness. The 31-year-old has been having a down-year, shooting just 27.3 per cent from three-point range and a career-worst 30.1 per cent overall.

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