Raptors’ VanVleet, Anunoby, Barnes clear protocols, practise Thursday

Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes (right) reacts with teammate Fred VanVleet during second half NBA basketball action against the Golden State Warriors. (Chris Young/CP)

Toronto Raptors stars Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes cleared COVID-19 protocols and practised Thursday, Sportsnet’s Steven Loung reports.

The trio of VanVleet (20.1 points), Anunoby (19.3 points) and Barnes (15.6 points) are three of Toronto’s top five scoring players, with VanVleet leading the team in scoring.

Forward Isaac Bonga and guard-forward Justin Champagnie did not practice with Thursday.

After a strong start to December, the Raptors experienced COVID-related setbacks losing nearly all starting and bench players forcing the postponement of two games. They have dropped their last two games.

Toronto (14-17) hosts the Los Angeles Clippers (18-17) on Friday. You can watch the game on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and SN NOW beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT.

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