Thompson contributed two points (1-1 FG) and three rebounds over 10 minutes in Wednesday's 99-91 Game 5 win over the Heat. It was the first appearance of the series for Thompson, who ended up replacing Lucas Nogueira in the Raptors rotation as the backup center behind Bismack Biyombo. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) is slated to miss the rest of the series, so Thompson could be asked to assume some light minutes in the rotation until Valanciunas is cleared to return.
Thompson (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series. After playing in each of the Raptors' final 11 games to end the regular season, Thompson has been the victim of coach Dwane Casey tightening his rotation in the playoffs. Thompson has appeared in just three of the Raptors' eight postseason games to date, logging no more than three minutes in any outing.
Thompson will draw the start in Toronto's season finale versus the Nets. Thompson will start at the power forward Wednesday. He should see a relatively high workload given the team is resting a large portion of their regular rotational players.
Thompson will get the start Sunday against the Knicks. With Luis Scola sitting again, Thompson will start and have his workload increased. In his last start on Apr. 8, the 6-11 forward gathered eight points and six rebounds, adding an assist, a block and a steal in 22 minutes.
Thompson will draw the start in Friday's tilt with the Pacers. Thompson is grabbing the start due to the Raptors opting to rest Luis Scola. Toronto is playing in second half of a back-to-back, and have chosen to rest a few starters. Thompson should benefit from his expected increased workload, but expect Scola to return to action Sunday against the Knicks.
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