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Raptors’ Siakam, Trent Jr. and Birch upgraded to questionable to play Tuesday

Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) and forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrate after Siakam’s 3-point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The Raptors won 108-89 (Luis Villegas/AP).

| December 27, 2021, 4:42 PM

December 27, 2021, 4:42 PM

Three members of the Toronto Raptors — Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Khem Birch — have been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the team said on Monday.

The trio were among a slew of Raptors who had been sidelined due to the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, which resulted in Toronto deploying an unconventional lineup of players who are not traditionally starters and those signed on an emergency basis against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

Siakam, Trent Jr. and Birch will undergo conditioning before a further determination is made as to whether or not they will play on Tuesday.

At this time, seven Raptors — Fred VanVleet, Precious Achiuwa, Scottie Barnes, Justin Champagnie, Malachi Flynn and Isaac Bonga — remain in protocols and are listed as out.

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