Fred VanVleet was among players listed as out against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday with a non-COVID illness. Also out were reigning NBA rookie of the year Scottie Barnes (knee sprain), and Dalano Banton (ankle sprain).
Pascal Siakam wasted little time in showing what the Toronto Raptors had been missing. Back after a 10-game absence, Siakam scored Toronto's first points of the game en route to 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Raptors to a 100-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
Fred VanVleet bounced back from an illness to score 26 points, while O.G. Anunoby added 26 points and nine rebounds and the depleted Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 on Saturday.