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Scottie Barnes did a bit of everything on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points (6-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, seven assists, and a block.
Barnes served as the team's primary ball handler in this one with teammate Fred VanVleet out of the lineup and did a really solid job all thing considered. Unfortunately, it did take away from Barnes' typical aggressiveness when attacking the basket but nonetheless he has shown that he needs to be lineups no matter who is playing alongside him.
Per Blake Murphy, Scottie Barnes will start against Chicago on Wednesday night
Scottie Barnes is set to return to the starting line up after a night off on Tuesday. Following his 27-point career high game against the Wizards last Friday, he cooled off in the Sunday night loss to Portland, so he will be looking to bounce back in the first of three road games to cap off the month. Dalano Banton may see less minutes as a result.
Per Blake Murphy, Scottie Barnes may or may not suit up for Wednesday's match-up against Chicago
Barnes was absent in Tuesday's win against Charlotte and it seems the decision on whether or not he will suit up against Chicago will be a last minute one. Should he remain absent, Dalano Banton, Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa are liable to see more court action.
Per Blake Murphy, Scottie Barnes has been ruled out Tuesday
Barnes will join Fred VanVleet as another Raptor to miss Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets. In his place, Svi Mykhailiuk and Yuta Watanabe should see extended run.
Scottie Barnes scored a career-high 27 points (12-19 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-4 FT) on Friday night, adding on eight rebounds, one assists, and a steal.
Barnes got going early in the game, and the Wizards struggled to find an answer to his post moves all day long as they focused on containing Barnes' teammates instead. The scoring outburst was certainly nice to see given how lackluster Barnes has been in that department as of late, and hopefully games like these can begin to happen more often over the coming days.