Raptors’ woes proceed as VanVleet, Bembry handed 1-game suspensions

The Toronto Raptors have been dealt one other blow.

Guard Fred VanVleet and guard/ahead DeAndre Bembry have been suspended one recreation, while ahead OG Anunoby was fined $30,000 US for a latest on-court altercation.

The lack of VanVleet and Bembry is extra unhealthy information for the reeling Raptors (20-31), who’ve misplaced seven of their final 10 video games amid COVID-19 participant absences.

Bembry was scheduled to serve his suspension Thursday when the Raptors performed host to the Chicago Bulls. VanVleet, who’s missed the previous two video games with a hip damage, should serve his suspension within the subsequent regular-season recreation for which he is eligible and bodily in a position to play.

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The incident occurred late in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 110-101 win over Toronto on Tuesday at Amalie Arena.

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Los Angeles outscores Toronto 68-42 within the opening half, goes on to win by a closing rating of 110-101. 0:29

Anunoby obtained a technical foul and was ejected after grabbing Dennis Schroder by the leg and “recklessly flipping him to the ground after the two became entangled following a common foul committed by Schroder,” the NBA mentioned in a press release.

WATCH | Anunoby, Harrell get ejected after altercation:

Things obtained heated between Toronto and Los Angeles throughout the 1st quarter. In the aftermath Raptors’ OG Anunoby and Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell are ejected from the sport. 2:02

 

 

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