Powell and the Raptors won't play the Bulls on Sunday after the game was postponed due to positive COVID-19 test results and ongoing contact tracing among Toronto players and staff, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Toronto previously played Friday against Houston without head coach Nick Nurse and five of his assistants due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, but Pascal Siakam was the only player placed in the protocol at that time. Charania's latest report indicates that the Raptors wouldn't have the minimum eight players available for Sunday's game, so more members of the roster look destined to join Siakam in the protocol. The Raptors are next scheduled to play Tuesday against the Pistons, but that contest suddenly looks to be in jeopardy.
Powell dropped 30 points (10-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 33 minutes in Friday's 122-111 win over the Rockets. Powell stepped up his scoring when Kyle Lowry was out with an ankle injury. Since Lowry's return, Powell is still getting buckets, totaling 47 points in the two contests. He's now scored in double figures in 18 straight games, including two 30-point performances in his last five outings. He doesn't add much consistently in other areas of the box score but he's proven to be a reliable scorer this season and his 17.7 points per game are good for tops in his career.
Powell scored 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and contributed three assists, one rebound and one steal across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 116-108 loss to the Heat. Even with Kyle Lowry returning to the lineup after a four-game absence, Powell was still able to score double-digit points for a 16th consecutive game. He saw increased opportunity over the last four games, averaging a team-high 23.7 points, but Powell should return to scoring in the teens more consistently with Lowry back. Powell is averaging 17.3 points and 2.4 threes per game this season -- both career highs -- and his 1.2 steals per game matches last season's career-best mark as well.
Powell registered 24 points (9-19 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, four rebounds and three steals across 35 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the 76ers. Powell was coming off a subpar performance Sunday when he finished with only 11 points, but he bounced back admirably and led the Raptors in this one. He's now scored at least 24 points in three of his last four contests while shooting 50.8 percent from the field in that stretch, so the off day turned out to be nothing more than that for the UCLA product.
Powell totaled 11 points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes of the Raptors' 110-103 win over the 76ers on Sunday. In his previous two games, Powell averaged 30.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals prior to Sunday's outing. He also had a streak of nine consecutive games with at least 30 minutes of action snapped. Sunday was an anomaly for Powell, as it was just the second time he failed to reach the 15-point mark and the first time he's shot under 40 percent for the month of February.
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