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Raptors OG Anunoby Will Return Against the Utah Jazz

Jan 8, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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Raptors OG Anunoby will return against the Utah Jazz. After being absent for over 3 weeks due to covid protocols, OG Anunoby will finally make a return to the court against the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

For the first time in a while, the Raptors will have their starting lineup back together. Vanvleet and Siakam made their return on Wednesday night against the Pistons.

The return of OG Anunoby

Raptors OG Anunoby will return against the Utah Jazz. The return of the starting small forward should be good news to Raptors fans. OG Anunoby is averaging a solid 13.8 points on 47.9% shooting and 39.5% from 3. However, OG is known more for his elite defense compared to his offense.

OG Anunoby has been the best defender for the Raptors this year, and he is one of the best versatile defenders in the NBA.

Toronto Raptors losing streak

The Toronto Raptors are currently on a 6 game losing streak after the loss on Wednesday night against the Pistons. The Raptors, who were at .500 at one point, have now fallen past the 10th seed, currently sitting at 11th.

Mar 17, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse talks to his team in a huddle during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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That being said, the 10th seed is more than enough to have a shot at the playoffs. The Utah Jazz is playing on the second night of a back-to-back.

The Toronto Raptors will look to bounce back against the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

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