After the game, VanVleet said he initially suffered the injury during the Raptors’ loss to the Houston Rockets. The point guard said his knee felt fine during warmup but couldn’t continue to play on it and will see how he feels ahead of Toronto’s game against the Chicago Bulls Monday night.
VanVleet left the game during the second quarter and went straight to the locker room with trainer Alex McKechnie. In 12 minutes, VanVleet had two points, two assists and a rebound.
Through 21 games this season, the 25-year-old is averaging 18.7 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.