Understaffed birds of prey suffered heartbreaking losses from the 76ers

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse did not care on Tuesday night. COVID-19 has so far not caused any serious issues for any Raptors players, but conditioning, that’s a different story.

“I’m super worried,” said Nurse, whose team has had 11 players go into COVID protocols this month.

Eventually, the Raptors are all too familiar with how quickly this virus can derail a season. They were 17-17 last year and were in fourth place in the Eastern Conference when Pascal Siakam tested positive in late February. A month later and after nearly half a dozen positive tests, Toronto found itself 18-30 on its way to the seventh worst record in the NBA and a lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

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