Carroll (wrist, ankle) tallied 14 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in Sunday's 116-89 Game 7 win over the Heat. Coach Dwane Casey indicated that Carroll was battling a tweaked ankle and sore wrist heading into Game 7, but the forward shook off the injuries to bottle up Dwyane Wade on defense along with providing strong work on the offensive end. He'll close the second round with averages of 10.7 points (on 46.4% shooting from the floor), 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals across 34.0 minutes.
Carroll will play in Sunday's Game 7 against Miami, but coach Dwane Casey noted that Carroll is dealing with a tweaked ankle in addition to the bruised left wrist he sustained during Game 5, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Casey again confirmed that Carroll will be available for Game 7, but it sounds as though he won't be at 100 percent. It's been an up-and-down series for Carroll, and he's scored just 11 combined points over the last two games, shooting 3-of-11 from the field over that span.
Carroll (wrist) will play in Friday's matchup with the Raptors, Raptors radio play-by-play man Eric Smith reports. Carroll bruised his left wrist in Game 5, and was forced out of the game. He was considered a game-time decision Friday, and will indeed take the court. Carroll sounded optimistic prior to the game stating that he does not use his left wrist that much. Obviously, how the injury affects his performance remains to be seen, but he should take on his usual workload.
Head coach Dwane Casey said that he expects Carroll (wrist) to play and start Friday for Game 6 against the Heat, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. Carroll left Wednesday's win over Miami in the second half after a scary moment in which he landed awkwardly on his wrist on a drive to the basket. Fortunately, X-rays were negative and all additional tests revealed no significant damage. As such, it appears Carroll will likely be able to give it a go Friday with the Raptors needing just one more win to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. Further confirmation on Carroll's status figures to be made available prior to tip-off Friday.
Additional tests on Carroll's left wrist came back negative, and he's being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 6 against the Heat. Initial X-rays showed that the forward was dealing with nothing more than a bruise on the wrist after he was forced out of Wednesday's Game 5 win, but the Raptors sent Carroll in for a follow-up exam Thursday just as a precaution. Given the high stakes involved in Friday's game, it would be rather surprising if Carroll was forced to miss the contest, but the Raptors will likely wait until the team's morning shootaround that day to make an official ruling on his status.
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