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Raptors' Carroll questionable for Game 6

  • Raptors' Carroll questionable for Game 6

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Toronto Raptors swingman DeMarre Carroll is questionable for Game 6 after suffering a left wrist injury in Game 5.

Carroll underwent further testing, and the team announced it came back negative. He'll be treated symptomatically ahead of Friday's showdown with the Miami Heat.

The 31-year-old crashed down after Heat guard Goran Dragic slid under him to take a charge Wednesday night. After being undercut, Carroll broke his fall with his left hand, which forced him from the contest.

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The Raptors, however, still captured the 99-91 victory without their go-to wing-stopper to take a 3-2 series lead heading back to South Beach.

Carroll drew the tough assignment of guarding Dwyane Wade, so if he does miss time, Toronto will have to scramble to find a palatable solution against the Heat's leading scorer.

Cory Joseph took on the assignment in the fourth quarter of Game 5, but he typically comes off the bench, so expect rookie Norman Powell to get the first crack at Wade if Carroll is ruled out.

Carroll's averaging 9.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from deep in the playoffs.

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